Gallery view of paintings from Made In LA 2012

Made in L.A. 2012

  • This is a past exhibition

The first Los Angeles biennial, Made in L.A. 2012, organized by the Hammer Museum in collaboration with LAXART, will be presented at the Hammer, LAXART, and the Department of Cultural Affairs’ Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park. The exhibition will feature works by 60 artists from the L.A. region, with an emphasis on emerging and under-recognized artists, and will debut new installations, videos, films, sculptures, performances, and paintings produced for the biennial. This exhibition will offer a snapshot of the current trends and practices coming out of Los Angeles, one of the most active and energetic art communities worldwide. The biennial is organized by a team of curators from both institutions, including Hammer senior curator Anne Ellegood, Hammer curator Ali Subotnick, LAXART director and chief curator Lauri Firstenberg, LAXART associate director and senior curator Cesar Garcia, and LAXART curator-at-large Malik Gaines.

In conjunction with Made in L.A. 2012 curator Ali Subotnick is also organizing the Venice Beach Biennial on July 13–15, 2012.

Venice Beach Biennial

The Venice Beach Biennial (VBB), a weekend event that makes tongue-in-cheek reference to the “real” Venice Biennale in Italy, treats the famed Venice Beach boardwalk, Ocean Front Walk, as an outdoor exhibition venue. Over the course of the weekend, some 25-30 artists will set up vending stands alongside the veteran boardwalk artists, exhibiting new bodies of work, collaborating with the veterans on new projects, displaying site-specific sculptures or installations, and presenting live performances. The Venice Beach Biennial is presented in conjunction with Made in L.A. 2012 and directed by Hammer curator Ali Subotnick.

The Venice Beach Biennial is made possible by the Teiger Foundation. Made in L.A. 2012 is organized by the Hammer Museum in collaboration with LAXART.

Made in L.A. 2012 Artists

Scoli Acosta
Kathryn Andrews
Animal Charm
Math Bass
Scott Benzel
Sarah Cain
Sarah Conaway
Fiona Connor
Kate Costello
Meg Cranston
Nzuji de Magalhães
Michelle Dizon
Roy Dowell
Zackary Drucker with Rhys Ernst
Patricia Fernández
Cayetano Ferrer
Dan Finsel
Morgan Fisher
Simone Forti
Liz Glynn
Mark Hagen
Zach Harris
Kenyatta A. C. Hinkle
Channa Horwitz
Pearl C. Hsiung
Ashley Hunt
Vishal Jugdeo
Mimi Lauter
Thomas Lawson
Nery Gabriel Lemus
Dashiell Manley
Allison Miller
Nicole Miller
Meleko Mokgosi
Zac Monday
Ruby Neri
D’Ette Nogle
Alex Olson
Michele O’Marah
Camilo Ontiveros
Joel Otterson
Karthik Pandian
The Propeller Group
Vincent Ramos
Laura Riboli
Ry Rocklen
Miljohn Ruperto
Analia Saban
Brian Sharp
Ryan Sluggett
David Snyder
Jill Spector
Koki Tanaka
Henry Taylor
Caroline Thomas
Cody Trepte
Erika Vogt
Lisa Williamson
Brenna Youngblood

The exhibition is presented by Wells Fargo.

Major support is also provided by the Annenberg Foundation; the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs; Fundación Jumex, A.C.; Kayne Foundation—Ric & Suzanne Kayne and Jenni, Maggie & Saree; The Mohn Family Foundation; and the members of the Hammer Circle. 

Generous support is also provided by the National Endowment for the Arts; the Bloom Family; Gail and Stanley Hollander; Linda and Jerry Janger; Dori Peterman Mostov and Charles Mostov; Karyn Kohl; Heidi and Erik Murkoff; Julie and Barry Smooke; Amy Adelson and Dean Valentine; The Fran and Ray Stark Foundation; and an anonymous donor. 
Additional support is provided by ForYourArt; the Pasadena Art Alliance; Alumnos 47; and the LA>
The Venice Beach Biennial is made possible by the Teiger Foundation.

KCRW 89.9 FM is the official radio sponsor. Los Angeles magazine is the official print sponsor. Special Thanks to American Apparel.

HAMMER CIRCLE: Co-chairs-Richard Buckley, Dana Delany, Kristin Rey. Members-Nina and Dan Aloni, J. Ben Bourgeois, Heika Burnison, Bill Damaschke and John McIlwee, Lori DeWolfe, Waldo Fernandez, Andrew Franklin, Allison Gorsuch, Rachel Griffiths and Andrew Taylor, Susan Hancock, Randal Haworth, Tara and Eric Hirshberg, Cyndee Howard, Steven Jensen, Brooke and Adam Kanter, Maggie Kayne, Saree Kayne and Michael Gregory, Karyn Kohl, Monique Lhuillier and Tom Bugbee, Jay Luchs, Juliet McIver, Mercado-Quinn Family, Nino Mier and Esther Cynamon, Lauren and Adam Nathanson, Angella and David Nazarian, Tracy O'Brien and Thaddeus Stauber, Viveca Paulin-Ferrell and Will Ferrell, Alisa and Kevin Ratner, Stacy and John Rubeli, Natasha and Shawn Sedaghat, Marc Selwyn, Steven Smooke, Catharine and Jeffrey Soros, Laila and Mehran Taslimi, Shidan Taslimi, Mimi and Warren Techentin, Alessandro F. Uzielli, Esther and Joseph Varet, Sara Weinheimer, Orna and Keenan Wolens, and Andrea Woodner.





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