Exhibition & Artist Residency
Talking to Action
2017 | Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis

I worked as Curatorial Consultant for Talking to Action: Art, Pedagogy, Activism, an exhibition and publication investigating contemporary community-based socially-engaged art by artists from both Latin America and Los Angeles, part of PST LA/LA, a Getty initiative.


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Exhibition & Artist Residency
Lucy + Jorge Orta: Food-Water-Life
2014 | Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis

In conjunction with the Lucy and Jorge Orta: Food-Water-Life exhibition and the Orta’s residency, I co-directed this community banquet for 100 with the food, table décor, plates, utensils, water purification sculpture, video documentation and a radio program made by Otis faculty and their students.

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LA Urban Rangers, Vista Trail Hike

Artists’ Residencies
2010 California Biennial Residencies
2010 | Orange County Museum of Art

For the 2010 California Biennial, I worked on the early stages of residency projects with two LA-based collectives–– Finishing School and the Los Angeles Urban Rangers, and also did interviews with artists Rebecca Goldfarb, Will Rogan and John Zurier for the exhibition publication.
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  • Jedidiah Caesar, Untitled Brick with drawings
  • Jedidiah Caesar, Truck (California Road Trip)
  • Kara Tanaka, Crushed by the Hammer of the Sun
  • Kara Tanaka, Crushed by the Hammer of the Sun
  • Julio Caesar Morales, Interrupted Passage Opening Night Banquet
  • Julio Caesar Morales, Interrupted Passage Opening Night Banquet
  • Julio Caesar Morales, Interrupted Passage Opening Night Banquet
  • Julio Caesar Morales, Interrupted Passage Opening Night Banquet
  • Julio Caesar Morales, Interrupted Passage Opening Night Banquet
  • Julio Caesar Morales, Interrupted Passage Opening Night Banquet
  • Julio Caesar Morales, Interrupted Passage Opening Night Banquet
  • Mary Kelly, Flashing Nipple Happening
  • Shana Lutker, Hear it Here
  • Ruben Ortiz-Torres, High n’ Low Rider
  • Ruben Ortiz-Torres, High n’ Low Rider

Artists’ Residencies
2008 California Biennial Artist Residencies, Projects and Performances
2008 | Orange County Museum of Art

For this biennial, I organized artist residency projects by Julio Cesar Morales; Kara Tanaka and Jedediah Caesar, performance events by Mary Kelly and Shana Lutker and a performative sculpture by Ruben Ortiz-Torres.

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  • Nicolas Verguerio
  • Jane Callister
  • Chris Ballantyne
  • Binh Dahn
  • Binh Dahn
  • Pearl C. Hsiung
  • Shana Lutker
  • Shana Lutker
  • Christian Maychack
  • Sterling Ruby
  • Tim Sullivan
  • Goody-B. Wiseman

Exhibition & Artists’ Residencies
2006 California Biennial
2006 | Orange County Museum of Art

This biennial that I co-curated with Elizabeth Armstrong and Rita Gonzalez included installations, sculpture, paintings, wall drawings, photographs, film and video by more than 30 artists and collaborative groups with several residency projects.

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Performance with students

Exhibition & Artist Residency
Alison Knowles : Secret Life of Ordinary Things
2003 | San Francisco Art Institute

During her residency Knowles exhibited work in the gallery and collaborated with students on an installation project, a Fluxus event concert and Celebration Red, a red food banquet.



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Exhibition & Artists’ Residencies
Touch: Relational Art from the 1990s to Now
2002 | San Francisco Art Institute

Curated by Nicolas Bourriaud, Touch included international artists whose work focused on social interaction. I co-organized residencies and performances and also co-taught a course related to the exhibition.


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Artists’ Projects and Residencies
San Francisco Art Institute Artists Residencies and Exhibitions
2000 – 2004 | San Francisco Art Institute

When I was SFAI Director of Exhibitions, I oversaw residencies with artists from Belgium, Cuba, France, Israel, Korea, Slovenia, and the United States, and curated many of their projects and exhibitions.


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Exhibition & Artist Residency
Dorit  Cypis
Backstage at the Walker:
An Archaeology of the Permanent Collection

1995-1996 | Walker Art Center

I worked with Dorit Cypis on the encore presentation of this interactive environment at the Walker Art Center.


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