LA Biennial / Venice Biennial 

June 2 – September 2, 2012 

June 2 – September 2, 2012

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
July 13–15 I Venice Beach Boardwalk
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.


Alex Olson
Analia Saban
Animal Charm
Allison Miller
Ashley Hunt

Brenna Youngblood
Brian Sharp

Camilo Ontiveros
Caroline Thomas
Cayetano Ferrer
Channa Horwitz
Cody Trepte

D’Ette Nogle
Dan Finsel
Dashiell Manley
David Snyder

Erika Vogt

Fiona Connor

Henry Taylor

Jill Spector
Joel Otterson

Kate Costello
Karthik Pandian
Kathryn Andrews
Kenyatta A. C. Hinkle
Koki Tanaka

Laura Riboli
Lisa Williamson
Liz Glynn

Mark Hagen
Math Bass
Meg Cranston
Meleko Mokgosi
Michele O’Marah
Michelle Dizon
Miljohn Ruperto
Mimi Lauter
Morgan Fisher

Nery Gabriel Lemus
Nicole Miller
Nzuji de Magalhães

Patricia Fernández
Pearl C. Hsiung
The Propeller Group

Roy Dowell
Ruby Neri
Ry Rocklen
Ryan Sluggett

Sarah Cain
Sarah Conaway
Scoli Acosta
Scott Benzel
Simone Forti

Thomas Lawson

Vincent Ramos
Vishal Jugdeo

Zac Monday
Zach Harris
Zackary Drucker with Rhys Ernst

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