Diedrick Brackens



The participating artists for the fourth edition of the 2018 Made in LA biennial, organized by the Hammer Museum’s Anne Ellegood and Erin Christovale, have been announced. The exhibition is scheduled to open on June 3 and will run until September 2, 2018. “Among the artists included in Made in L.A. 2018 and their works, there are shared interests and areas of exploration. Reflecting on the current political climate, the body—and the social, physiological, and psychological pressures put upon it—is a frequent theme, as is the desire for community and a sense of place rooted in the local,” say the show’s organizers in a statement. “Relating to histories and geographies of the Los Angeles region, the relationship of ritual and ceremony to ancient forms of knowledge and how they can be re-imagined in the present is another shared concern among several of the artists, as is the desire to create visibility through varying forms of representation for those who have historically been marginalized.” The thirty-two artists included in the show are:
Carmen Argote (b. 1981, Guadalajara, Mexico)James Benning (b. 1942, Milwaukee, WI)Diedrick Brackens (b. 1989, Mexia, TX)

Carolina Caycedo (b. 1978, London, UK)

Neha Choksi (b. 1973, Belleville, NJ)

Beatriz Cortez (b. 1970, San Salvador, El Salvador)

Mercedes Dorame (b. 1981, Los Angeles, CA)

Celeste Dupuy-Spencer (b. 1979, New York, NY)

Aaron Fowler (b. 1988, St. Louis, MO)

Nikita Gale (b. 1983, Anchorage, AK)

Jade Gordon (b. 1975, Santa Rosa, CA)

Megan Whitmarsh (b. 1972, Cambridge, MA)

Lauren Halsey (b. 1987, Los Angeles, CA)

EJ Hill (b. 1985, Los Angeles, CA)

Naotaka Hiro (b. 1972, Osaka, Japan)

John Houck (b. 1977, Pine Ridge, SD)

Luchita Hurtado (b. 1920, Caracas, Venezuela)

Gelare Khoshgozaran (b. 1986, Tehran, Iran)

Candice Lin (b. 1979, Concord, MA)

Charles Long (b. 1958, Long Branch, NJ)

Nancy Lupo (b. 1983, Flagstaff, AZ)

Daniel Joseph Martinez (b. 1957, Los Angeles, CA)

MPA (b. 1980, Redding, CA)

Alison O’Daniel (b. 1979, Miami, FL)

Eamon Ore-Giron (b. 1973, Tucson, AZ)

taisha paggett (b. 1976, Fresno, CA)

Christina Quarles (b. 1985, Chicago, IL)

Michael Queenland (b. 1970, Pasadena, CA)

Patrick Staff (b. 1987, Bognor Regis, UK)

Linda Stark (b. 1956, San Diego, CA)

Flora Wiegmann (b. 1976, Lincoln, NE)

Suné Woods (b. 1976, Montréal, Canada)

Rosha Yaghmai (b. 1979, Santa Monica, CA)