Made in L.A. 2018 is the fourth iteration of the Hammer’s biennial exhibition, continuing to highlight the practices of artists working throughout Los Angeles and the surrounding areas. The exhibition is organized by Hammer curators Anne Ellegood and Erin Christovale. The exhibition will be accompanied by a comprehensive catalogue, as well as a full roster of free public programming.
The full artist list will be announced in February 2018.
About the curators
Anne Ellegood is the Senior Curator at the Hammer Museum. In addition to organizing exhibitions and building the collection, she oversees the Hammer Projects series and the Public Engagement program. Prior to joining the Hammer in 2009, she was Curator of Contemporary Art at the Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden in Washington D.C. and Associate Curator at the New Museum of Contemporary Art. She recently organized the first North American retrospective of the work of Jimmie Durham, which opened at the Hammer in January 2017, and is traveling to the Walker Art Center, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Remai Modern in Saskatoon. Other recent exhibitions include a Hammer Project with Kevin Beasley (2017) and a solo show with John Outterbridge presented at Art + Practice in Leimert Park (2016); Take It or Leave It: Institution, Image, Ideology (2014), co-organized with Johanna Burton, which explored the overlapping strategies of appropriation and institutional critique in American art; Black Forest, an exhibition of the work of Kelly Nipper; the Hammer Invitational All of this and nothing (2011); and the Hammer’s first biennial of Los Angeles-based artists, Made in L.A. 2012, which included the work of 60 artists working in a wide range of mediums. She has contributed texts to a number of journals, including Artforum, Tate Etc, Mousse, and The Exhibitionist, and has recently written catalog essays on the work of Charles Gaines, Hubbard & Birchler, Kerry Tribe, and Sara VanDerBeek.
Erin Christovale joined the Hammer as Assistant Curator in June 2017. Previously she was an independent curator and film programmer based in Los Angeles. She is the curator of Black Radical Imagination with Amir George, which has screened both nationally and internationally in spaces such as MoMA PS1, MOCA Los Angeles, and the Museo Taller Jose Clemente Orozco. Exhibitions include a/wake in the water: Meditations on Disaster (2014) at the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts, Memoirs of A Watermelon Woman (2016) and A Subtle Likeness (2016) at the ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives, and S/Election: Democracy, Citizenship, Freedom (2016) at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, where she previously served as Curator. Her curatorial projects have been mentioned in Artforum, Hyperallergic, African Arts Journal, Artsy and she is currently co-curating, with Vivian Crockett, the twenty-eighth annual Visual AIDS Day With(Out) Art, titled ALTERNATE ENDINGS, RADICAL BEGINNINGS.