Made in LA on a tag in the desert garden

Made in L.A. 2020: a version

MaryLou and George Boone Gallery and Virginia Steele Scott Galleries of American Art, north galleries

Opening early Sept. 2020–Jan. 3, 2021

The fifth iteration of the Hammer’s acclaimed biennial bridges east and west with complementary presentations at the Hammer Museum and The Huntington.

 

Works by 30 Los Angeles–based artists are presented at both institutions—two versions that make up the whole. The exhibition features new installations, videos, films, sculptures, performances, and paintings, many commissioned specifically for the exhibition.

Made in L.A. 2020 Artist Announcement from Hammer Museum on Vimeo.

Funded through the generosity of Los Angeles philanthropists and art collectors Jarl and Pamela Mohn, three awards totaling $150,000 will be given to artists in the exhibition: the Mohn Award, the Career Achievement Award—both of which are selected by a professional jury—and the Public Recognition Award, which is determined through votes cast by visitors to the exhibition. Visitors will be able to vote at both exhibition locations.

During the run of Made in L.A. 2020, members and visitors to the Hammer will receive passes granting free admission to The Huntington to view Made in L.A. 2020 in full.

Made in L.A. 2020 is organized by independent curators Myriam Ben Salah and Lauren Mackler, with the Hammer’s Ikechukwu Onyewuenyi, assistant curator of performance.

Made in L.A. 2020 is organized by the Hammer Museum in partnership with The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens.

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The Artists

Art by Alexandra Noel
 
Alexandra Noel
Art by Ann Greene Kelly
 
Ann Greene Kelly
Art by Aria Dean
 
Aria Dean
Beyond Baroque by Sabrina Tarasoff
 
Beyond Baroque by Sabrina Tarasoff
Art by Brandon D. Landers
 
Brandon D. Landers
Art by Buck Ellison
 
Buck Ellison
Art by Christina Forrer
 
Christina Forrer
Art by Diane Severin Nguyen
 
Diane Severin Nguyen
Art by Fulton Leroy Washington (aka MR. WASH)
 
Fulton Leroy Washington (aka MR. WASH)
Art by Harmony Holiday
 
Harmony Holiday
Art by Hedi El Kholti
 
Hedi El Kholti
Art by Jacqueline Kiyomi Gordon
 
Jacqueline Kiyomi Gordon
Art by Jeffrey Stuker
 
Jeffrey Stuker
Art by Jill Mulleady
 
Jill Mulleady
Art by Kahlil Joseph
 
Kahlil Joseph
Art by Kandis Williams
 
Kandis Williams
Art by Katja Seib
 
Katja Seib
Art by Larry Johnson
 
Larry Johnson
Art by Ligia Lewis
 
Ligia Lewis
Art by Mario Ayala
 
Mario Ayala
Art by Mathias Poledna
 
Mathias Poledna
Art by Monica Majoli
 
Monica Majoli
Art by Nicola L.
 
Nicola L.
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Niloufar Emamifar
Art by Patrick Jackson
 
Patrick Jackson
Art by Reynaldo Rivera
 
Reynaldo Rivera
Art by Ser Serpas
 
Ser Serpas
Art by SON. (Justen LeRoy)
 
SON. (Justen LeRoy)
Art by Sonya Sombreuil / COME TEES
 
Sonya Sombreuil / COME TEES
Art by Umar Rashid
 
Umar Rashid

About the Curators

 

Myriam Ben Salah (b. 1985, Algiers, Algeria) is a Tunisian-French curator and writer based in Paris. She has been in charge of special projects and public programs at Palais de Tokyo from 2009 to 2016, focusing especially on performance art, moving image and publishing initiatives. She was recently the Guest Curator of the 10th edition of the Abraaj Group Art Prize in Dubaï (2018) where she worked with winning artist Lawrence Abu Hamdan on a large scale commission. In 2016, she was a Curator-in-Residence at Fahrenheit in Los Angeles. Ben Salah’s recent projects encompass exhibitions, screening series, and performances organized at prominent international institutions including Lazaar Foundation in Tunis, the ICA in London, Beirut Art Center, Kunsthall Stavanger, Kadist Foundation in Paris and San Francisco, Pejman Foundation in Tehran, DESTE Foundation in Athens. Ben Salah is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Kaleidoscope Magazine. She also co-edited F.A.Q., a periodical image-only magazine with artist Maurizio Cattelan, as well as FEB MAG, the publication of the Underground Museum in Los Angeles. Her writings have appeared in numerous international art publications and catalogues including Artforum, Mousse, and Numéro. She sits on the jury of Beirut Art Residency, SAM Art Project in Paris and the Onassis Foundation Residency in Athens. She was part of the curatorial committee selecting emerging artists for Artissima (Turin) and is currently working on artist Neil Beloufa’s first monograph book.

Lauren Mackler is a curator and writer based in Los Angeles. In 2010, she founded Public Fiction, a forum for staging exhibitions, performances, and programs by contemporary artists and writers, as well as a journal with the same mission in print. Mackler has organized Public Fiction exhibitions and catalogues at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (2012 & 2016); Artissima LIDO, Turin (2012); the Berkeley Art Museum (2013); Frieze Projects New York (2014); the Hammer Museum (2014); the MAK Center for Art and Architecture’s Schindler House (2018); and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (January 2019). She is currently the managing editor of Sublevel, the literary magazine housed in the CalArts School of Critical Studies, and has been on faculty at the School of Visual Arts in New York, the UCLA Graduate Department of Art, and Otis College of Art and Design. Mackler is a contributor to Artforum and various other publications. In 2015, she was awarded the Rome Prize by the American Academy in Rome.

Ikechukwu Casmir Onyewuenyi joined the Hammer in May 2017. He is a Nigerian Australian curator and writer. His research interests dovetail across performance and performativity in new (digital) media, epistemology of the photographic image, and African aesthetics in the diaspora. Onyewuenyi has prior curatorial experience at Performa, The Kitchen, BRIC, and African Artist’s Foundation, Lagos, among others. He maintains an ongoing writing practice, having profiled the likes of Maurizio Cattelan, Awol Erizku, Hassan Elahi, Simone Forti, Dana Michels, and Jo Ratcliffe for publications such as Afterimage: The Journal of Media Arts and Media Culture, ARTS.BLACK, BLOUIN ARTINFO, Carla, OnCurating, and Performa Magazine, among others. He has an M.A. in Curatorial Practice from the School of Visual Arts, New York and an M.S. in Clinical/Biological Health Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh.


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This exhibition is part of The Huntington's Centennial Celebration, which is made possible by the generous support of Avery and Andrew Barth, Terri and Jerry Kohl, and Lisa and Tim Sloan.

This exhibition's presentation at The Huntington is also supported by The Philip and Muriel Berman Foundation, Maribeth and Hal Borthwick, and The Ahmanson Foundation Exhibition and Education Endowment.

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