Paper is central to artist Zarina's practice, both as a surface to print on and as a material with its own properties and history. The concept of home-whether personal, geographic, national, spiritual, or familial-resonates throughout her retrospective, Zarina: Paper Like Skin.
Trained as a painter, Mary Reid Kelley creates narrative videos set within her own stylized black and white drawings. Her work was displayed at the Hammer as part of Hammer Projects: Mary Reid Kelley.
Mercedes Dorame uses photography as a way to explore, reimagine, and connect to her Gabrielino–Tongva tribal culture and bring visibility to the contemporary indigenous experience. Her work was displayed at the Hammer as part of Made in L.A. 2018.
Over the course of her long career, Luchita Hurtado has maintained a rigorous commitment to experimentation—with styles, forms, and materials, and across a range of media. Her work was displayed at the Hammer as part of Made in L.A. 2018.
Tishan Hsu: Liquid Circuit is the New York–based artist's first museum survey exhibition in the United States. The exhibition traces Tishan Hsu’s key ideas and demonstrates how they clearly resonate in the works of younger artists coming of age today.
In Max Hooper Schneider's work, the artist explores the relationships between philosophy and nature, the personal and the political, destruction and construction, and what he calls nonhuman and human agents. He produced Transfer Station (2019) for Hammer Projects: Max Hooper Schneider.