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.
The Re-imagined Histories of Iosif Kiraly
The Re-imagined Histories of Iosif Kiraly
Find out more about Romanian artist Iosif Kiraly who's residency at 18th Street Arts Center took place earlier this year.
Tim Portlock's Chronicles of De-Industrialization
Tim Portlock's Chronicles of De-Industrialization
Tim Portlock uses a range of digital media platforms to investigate the social and economic impact of America's rapid de-industrialization.
The Gender Battles of Alexandra Croitoru
The Gender Battles of Alexandra Croitoru
Romanian artist Alexandra Croitoru's work seeks to expose and challenge sociological, geo-political and gender power structures in present-day Romania.
The Sexy Flowers of Michiko Yao
The Sexy Flowers of Michiko Yao
Michiko Yao's work work explores the relationship between Western and Eastern imperialism, and references unique social behaviors and fantasies of contemporary Japan, including ikebana and modern fetish sub-cultures.
Non-Profit Beer? Cerveza as Art Project
Non-Profit Beer? Cerveza as Art Project
Cerveza Tupac is a delectable home-brewed beer. But it's not only a product; it's also considered an on-going artwork that explores the idea of generating community.
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Architecture/ Design

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

icon, Community Arts discipline

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.

icon, Film & Media Arts discipline

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.

icon, Performance discipline


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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