18th Street Arts Center
18th Street Arts Center is an artists’ residency program that provokes public dialogue through contemporary art-making. 18th Street's residencies, exhibitions, public events, talks, and publications encourage, showcase and support the creation of cutting-edge contemporary art and foster collaboration and interaction between artists locally, nationally and internationally.
Instigating Histories: The Work of Mapa Teatro
Instigating Histories: The Work of Mapa Teatro
Mapa Teatro, a collective based in Bogotá, Colombia, uses theater, performance, and installation to create complex visual narratives that ask open-ended questions about the drug war, violence and other global issues. The group recently completed a one-month residency at 18th Street Arts Center.
Candice Lin's Garden of Earthly Delights
Candice Lin's Garden of Earthly Delights
Candice Lin's exhibition, "Sycorax's Garden" explores the intersection between science and mysticism in the evolution of organic chemistry, considering how botanical treatments were historically associated with female social roles of healer, herbalist, and witch.
Shifting Time in the Art of Chih-Chien Chen
Shifting Time in the Art of Chih-Chien Chen
Taiwanese artist Chih-Chien Chen created a series of conceptual artworks in video, drawing, and sculpture for his debut exhibition in Los Angeles. In this show, Chen attempts to recreate the life cycles of plants.
Slanguage Speaks Slanguage
Slanguage Speaks Slanguage
With videos, workshops, and dollar store cosplay outfits, art collective Slanguage creates a sci-fi, yet rasquache world in "Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost."
Naufus Ramirez-Figueroa's Color and Tone Metaphors
Naufus Ramirez-Figueroa's Color and Tone Metaphors
Naufus Ramirez-Figueroa returns to his early exposure to experimental theatre in 1970s Guatemala.
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Architecture/ Design

California becomes an international export by redefining the concept of city and home.

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Community Arts

Through workshops, education and placed based projects, art is the connective tissue of a community.

icon, Cultural Politics discipline

Cultural Politics

Funding bubbles, cultural deserts and the politics of access to the arts in the 21st century.

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Film & Media Arts

At the shadow of the entertainment industry, video artists and underground filmmakers take a stand.

icon, Literature discipline


Noir, sunshine and dystopia create a multi-ethnic narrative that is read, watched and admired around the globe.

icon, Multi-Disciplinary discipline


Multi-hyphenate works that combine disciplines, remix dogmas, and reinvent the wheel.

icon, Music discipline


A dialogue between cultures, the music of our state serves up the California dream like no other artform.

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Staging the drama of California through dance, music and theater.

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Visual Arts

Breaking away from the European and New York vanguard, California reinvents the art world.

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