Hammer Museum Announces Curators for ‘Made in L.A.’ Biennial in 2018

The biennial focuses on under-the-radar and emerging artists.

Anne Ellegood and Erin Christovale. Courtesy of the Hammer Museum
Anne Ellegood and Erin Christovale. Courtesy of the Hammer Museum

The Hammer Museum in Los Angeles has announced the curators for its 2018 “Made in L.A.” biennial: senior curator at the Hammer Museum Anne Ellegood and independent LA based curator Erin Christovale.

Made in L.A., now coming up for its fourth edition in 2018, focuses on under-the-radar and emerging artists from Los Angeles and the surrounding area. The full artist list for 2018 will be announced early next year.

“Anne Ellegood and Erin Christovale are both fierce champions for artists, and we are excited to see the fresh perspectives and discoveries these two will bring forward in Made in L.A. 2018,” said Hammer Director Ann Philbin in a statement release by the museum.

Ellegood, as senior curator at the Hammer Museum, is responsible for the Hammer Project Series and the public engagement program. She also organized the first ever US exhibition of Jimmie Durham’s work which opened at the museum last month and will later tour to the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York.

Christovale is the curator, together with Amir George, of the series “Black Radical Imagination,” which has been screened at MoMA PS1, MOCA Los Angeles, and the Museo Taller Jose Clemente Orozco. She also curated the exhibitions “a/wake in the water: Meditations on Disaster” in 2014, at the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts, and “Memoirs of a Watermelon Woman” (2016) at the ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives.

“Our biennial changes with each iteration, and the combined talents of Anne and Erin promise to reveal new dimensions of both Made in L.A. and Los Angeles,” Philbin adds in her statement.


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