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.
CURRENT:LA Water, the city’s inaugural public art biennial, included 15 site-specific installations along the LA River and other bodies of water. I was one of four curators for the project, working on projects by Mel Chin, Kori Newkirk, Rirkrit Tiranvanija, and Refik Anadol/Peggy Weil.
For the Fellows of Contemporary, Los Angeles’ 40th anniversary, I curated a video program for their Curators’ Lab and moderated a panel at MoCA with Connie Butler, chief curator, UCLA Hammer, Helen Molesworth, chief cuator, MoCA and Franklin Sirmans, dept. head/curator of contemporary art, LACMA.
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.
State of Mind: New Art from California Circa 1970, originally organized for the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time Initiative, was the first major exhibition to investigate the development of conceptual art and related activities in the late 1960s and early 1970s in both northern and southern California.
This exhibition presented developments in media art from 1970s single channel video to installations and digital projects by California and international artists in the Orange County Museum of Art collection.
Group exhibition with Pilar Albarracin, Karen Finley, Pearl C. Hsiung, Glenn Kaino, Mike Kelley, Martin Kersels, Daniel Joseph Martinez, Rodney McMillian and Robin Rhode whose work addressed post-9/11 issues.
Art Since the 1960s: California Experiments chronicled experimental and experiential art that emerged in the 1960s through the 1990s including pop art, conceptualism, assemblage, video and performance art, installation art and neo-conceptual practices.
Imaging and Imagining California, from the Collection Histories/Collective Memories series, explored five different themes: California Modern, The Built Environment; Light, Space and Technology, California Domestic and Simulated Landscapes.
California Modern, part of the Collection Histories/Collective Memories series, presented painting from the early 20th century to mid-century modernism, highlighted important exhibitions from the 1960s and 1970s and showcased contemporary acquisitions.
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.
This first survey of James Siena’s intricate abstractions since 1991, this exhibition included enamel paintings on aluminum, works on paper and two new site-specific, commissioned wall drawings executed with assistance from SFAI students.
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.
For her exhibition at SFAI, Lee Bul showed preparatory drawing and Styrofoam models and shot a new video for her series of three sports car karaoke pods, a collaborative project with the Fabric Workshop.
I co-curated four exhibitions for the Window Gallery, a focus gallery in the Walker’s permanent collection, that explored specific artists, works of art and movements, inviting visitors to see the curatorial processes through its glass facade.
Included artists who produce work under assumed names or explore hidden identities in their art: Vernon Fisher, Maxine Henryson & Hunter Reynolds, Komar & Melamid, Charles LaBelle, Annabel Livermore, Theresa Pendlebury, Brian Tucker, Jan Tumlir & Kevin Sullivan, and Millie Wilson.