In Real Life: Studio provides a glimpse into the working processes of artists. Throughout the fall a select group of artists utilizes spaces in the museum to convene and rehearse new material, including theater, dance, music, and performance. While some artists and collectives will simply discuss or workshop material, others will produce a new project from rehearsal to final performance.
Emily Mast received a bachelor of science from Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York and a master of fine arts from University of Southern California, Los Angeles. Her work has been performed internationally in venues such as Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater, Los Angeles (2016, 2012); The Powerplant, Toronto, Canada (2016); Mona Bismarck American Center, Paris (2015); Los Angeles County Museum of Art (2014); Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Project Space, New York (2013); LA><ART, Los Angeles (2011); Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp-M HKA, Belgium (2011); and Performa 09, New York (2009). Mast’s work has been featured in solo exhibitions at Nouveau Musée National de Monaco (2016); Blackwood Gallery at the University of Toronto Mississauga, Canada (2016); La Ferme du Buisson, Noisiel, France (2015); and Public Fiction, Los Angeles (2012). Her work has also been shown in numerous group exhibitions including Made in L.A. 2014 at the Hammer Museum.
Mikaal Sulaiman is a Los Angeles-based sound designer and music producer. Recent projects include Destined (2016), The Black that Follows (2016), Seclusion (2015), John David (2015), In a Relationship (2015), and The Wood (2014). Sulaiman has also worked on numerous productions at venues such as La Jolla Playhouse, California; ARS NOVA, New York; California Shakespeare Theatre, Orinda; Machine Project Theatre, Los Angeles; The Theater at Ace Hotel, Los Angeles ; Arden Theatre, Philadephia; and Pig Iron Theatre, Philadelphia.
In Real Life: Studio is a Public Engagement project organized by January Parkos Arnall, curatorial associate, Public Engagement.
The Hammer Museum’s Public Engagement program is supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.