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.
About the curators
Since 2009 Anne Ellegood has been the Senior Curator at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles where she has organized numerous exhibitions. Prior to joining the Hammer, Ellegood was Curator of Contemporary Art at the Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden in Washington D.C. and from 1998-2003 she was the Associate Curator at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York. She recently organized the first North American retrospective of the work of Jimmie Durham, which opened at the Hammer in January 2017, traveled to the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, and the Remai Modern in Saskatoon. Other recent solo shows she had organized include those with Kevin Beasley, Sam Falls, Charles Gaines, John Outterbridge, Pedro Reyes, Lily van der Stokker, and Judith Hopf. In 2014 she curated Take It or Leave It: Institution, Image, Ideology, which examined appropriation and institutional critique in America art, and she was part of the curatorial team for the inaugural Made in L.A. in 2012.
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, S/Election: Democracy, Citizenship, Freedom (2016) at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, where she previously served as Curator, and baby boy (2017) at Transmission gallery, Glasgow. Her curatorial projects have been mentioned in Artforum, Hyperallergic, African Arts Journal, Artsy, and she recently co-curated, with Vivian Crockett, the twenty-eighth annual Visual AIDS Day With(Out) Art, titled ALTERNATE ENDINGS, RADICAL BEGINNINGS.
Made in L.A. 2018 is organized by Anne Ellegood, senior curator, and Erin Christovale, assistant curator, with MacKenzie Stevens, curatorial associate.
The exhibition is made possible, in part, by the Mohn Family Foundation and members of the Hammer Circle.
Major support is provided by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Eugenio López Alonso, Darren Star, and the Vera R. Campbell Foundation. Generous funding is also provided by Bill Hair, Dori and Charles Mostov, the Kerry and Simone Vickar Family Foundation, Mark Sandelson & Nirvana Bravo, and the Pasadena Art Alliance.
Media sponsorship is provided by Cultured magazine and KCET.