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Anuradha Vikram

Anuradha Vikram

Anuradha Vikram is a Los Angeles-based writer, curator, and educator who has guest-curated exhibitions for the Craft Contemporary (formerly CAFAM), Shulamit Nazarian, Mills College Art Museum, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, ProArts, and the DeYoung Museum Artist Studio, and held curatorial positions at 18th Street Arts Center, UC Berkeley Department of Art Practice, Headlands Center for the Arts, Aicon Gallery, Richmond Art Center, and in the studio of artists Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen. Vikram is the author of "Decolonizing Culture," a collection of seventeen essays that address questions of race and gender parity in contemporary art spaces (Art Practical/Sming Sming Books, 2017). She is faculty in the UCLA Department of Art, USC Roski School of Art and Design, and Otis College of Art and Design, and serves as an Editorial Board member for X-TRA and an editor for X Topics, a subsidiary of X Artists’ Books.

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Monica Ramirez Wee's older son goes over the instructions for an arts and craft project with his younger brother.
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Southland Sessions

How Are Artist-Parents Adapting to the Pandemic?

Columnist Anuradha Vikram talks to artists who are raising children in different kinds of family situations, to understand the unique challenges of parenting while navigating a creative practice in a pandemic.
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Southland Sessions

How Can I Teach Art in a Pandemic?

Schools have been online for almost a year now, presenting unique challenges for educators who teach studio art as a K-12, university and professional development subject. Columnist Anuradha Vikram talks to artists who are educators about how they are adapting to the parameters of teaching online and learning at home.
“Toy Drive," Plastic toys, plastic garbage, 2020 by Kenny Scharf | Joshua White
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Southland Sessions

How Can I Use Outdoor Spaces to Share My Art and Build Community?

The pandemic has shuttered many of the usual venues where artists gather to exhibit and connect with one another. Columnist Anuradha Vikram talks to artists who are organizing opportunities for artists to share their work outdoors.
"yәhaw̓"curated by Asia Tail (Cherokee Nation), Tracy Rector (Choctaw/Seminole), and Satpreet Kahlon. ARTS at King Street Station, March 23–August 4, 2019 | Benjamin Benschneider
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Southland Sessions

How Can I Have an Ethical Art Career?

Artists and institutions make choices every day to live and work with integrity. Columnist Anuradha Vikram talks to artists and arts administrators about the ethical guidelines they apply to their work.
Installation view of EPOCH's Labyrinth exhibition. | Courtesy of EPOCH
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Southland Sessions

How Do I Bring Attention to My Work?

Coronavirus has forced galleries and museums to close. Columnist Anuradha Vikram talks to artists who are finding new ways to get their work seen.
On a walk in Newfoundland, artist Patty Chang found a dead sperm whale washed up on the shore and decided to wash it as a form of purifying the body to prepare it for the next stage. The scene became part of her 2016 work, “Invocation of a Wandering Lake.
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Southland Sessions

How Do I Change My Institution from the Inside?

Our institutions need to change. Columnist Anuradha Vikram talks to people who are changing the cultural institutions where they work from within.
"NO CAGES, NO JAULAS" written in in the sky, contributed by Beatriz Cortez, over the Immigration Court on Olive Street | Dee Gonzalez, In Plain Sight
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How Can Artists Use Their Practice to Support Urgent Social Causes?

Art has the power to influence culture. Columnist Anuradha Vikram asks artists how they use or don’t use their creative practice in service of social causes.
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Is There Art After Trump?

If you want to know the worst thing that can happen, and how to survive it, talk to an artist. Chances are, she's already been there. We need our artists to show us the way out of the coming darkness.
18th Street Arts Center's  #WeTheArtists campaign with Cristina David
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Artbound

We The Artists: How 18th Street Arts Center Creates Creative Spaces and Provokes Public Dialogue

At the longest-running artist residency program in Southern California, local artists and artists from around the globe create new work that explores shared concerns.
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Alma Ruiz: Former MOCA Curator Discusses Three Decades at the Institution

Alma Ruiz, the former senior curator at MOCA, discusses her three decade tenure at the arts institution.
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