LACE announces its selection for the second Emerging Curators program, The Ecstasy of Mary Shelley, curated by Virginia Broersma, Nick Brown and Kio Griffith. As Los Angeles’ premier experimental non-profit exhibition space, LACE created this program to discover and promote curatorial talent. The three curators have worked collaboratively since 2014. Their project was selected from a pool of 48 proposals that reflect the diversity of perspectives of the arts community. The jury comprised Helen Molesworth, MOCA chief curator, and artists Ken Gonzales-Day and Simon Leung. Read more here…
Request for Curatorial Proposals from Los Angeles-Based Practitioners for 2018 Presentation
This new program is designed to discover curatorial talent in Los Angeles and gives an opportunity for an emerging curator to partner with LACE. Applicants are reviewed by a panel that will recommend projects to the LACE team. For the third installment of LACE’s Emerging Curators Program one project will be selected for presentation in early 2018. The panel will select a compelling project that is consistent with LACE’s experimental spirit.
It is expected that submissions may be very open in nature because of the generous planning time allotted. The LACE team will work with the selected Emerging Curator in developing the project as it evolves over the planning year, and to collaborate on programming to insure the work reaches its intended audiences. A stipend of $5,000 will be awarded to the selected curator to cover all production and curatorial expenses for the project. LACE will provide space, exhibition consultation, installation expertise and assistance, and marketing and promotion of the project.
Review Panelists for 2016 Submissions (for 2018 Presentation):
Beatriz Cortez is an artist and a cultural critic. She was born in El Salvador and migrated to the United States in 1989. Her work explores simultaneity, life in different temporalities and different versions of modernity, particularly in relation to memory and loss in the aftermath of war and the experience of immigration, and in relation to imagining possible futures. She has exhibited her work nationally in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., and New York, and internationally in El Salvador, Costa Rica, and Guatemala. She holds a Masters of Fine Arts from the California Institute of the Arts, and a doctorate in Latin American literature from Arizona State University. She wrote her dissertation on post-war Central American fiction. She has written on the aesthetics of cynicism in Central America, racism and culture, indigenous rights, violence, and memory. Her current research interests include nomadism, simultaneity, and multiple temporalities in the dislocated experiences of populations in movement. She is professor of Central American Studies at California State University, Northridge. She lives and works in Los Angeles.
Dorit Cypis addresses aesthetics and ethics critically from the studio to the street. Cypis has explored psychosocial aspects of history, knowledge and experience that inform identity and social relations through genres of performance, installation, photography and social sculpture and has been presented nationally and internationally since 1979. She has taught on identity and social relations internationally and is the co-founder of North East Youth Council, developing youth capacity for building community and police relations, a Lead Dialogue Facilitator for The Future of Policing –dialogue between police and community, founder of Kulture Klub Collaborative, artists working with home-less youth to bridge survival and inspiration, and co-founder of Foundation for Art Resources, partnerships across Los Angeles to present artists projects in public urban contexts. Current projects include: The Sighted See the Surface – a book, performance + exhibition on sight and blindness dedicated to Michael Asher. She was a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2014, and has been awarded many other awards and fellowships. She earned a Masters of Fine Art, California Institute for the Arts and a Masters of Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University. Cypis was born in Israel and resides in Los Angeles, USA.
Lanka Tattersall is Assistant Curator at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA). At MOCA she has organized Hito Steyerl: Factory of the Sun, coordinated Matthew Barney: RIVER OF FUNDAMENT and co-curated the performance festival Step & Repeat. She is currently preparing a major survey exhibition of the work of Seoul and Berlin-based artist Haegue Yang, which will open at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA in March 2019. She is also organizing a commissioned project by the emerging artist Patrick Staff, which will debut at MOCA Grand Avenue in March 2017. From 2010 to 2014, Tattersall was Curatorial Assistant at The Museum of Modern Art, New York (MoMA), where she part of the curatorial team for a retrospective of the work of Sigmar Polke. Her recent publications include essays in the exhibition catalogs Kerry James Marshall: Mastry, Alibis: Sigmar Polke 1963-2010 and Inventing Abstraction 1910-1925: How a Radical Idea Changed Modern Art.
Guidelines for Curatorial Proposals
- Applications may be submitted by an individual or curatorial team but must be based in the Los Angeles region
- Online applications only; no in-person submissions are accepted.
- Applicants are limited to one submission; there is no submission fee.
- Submissions must be consistent with LACE’s tradition of supporting experimental projects.
- Visuals are optional but encouraged; include PDFs or web links.
- Proposals are limited to a maximum one-page description.
- Label all pages of submission with Last Name, First Name on header.
- The panel may request the submission of additional materials at a later date.
How to Apply
Complete the brief application form below and submit a maximum one-page description of your project. Visuals may be attached or links to work may be included. Email all submission materials to firstname.lastname@example.org.
November 1, 2016 – Deadline for submissions (Please submit no earlier than October 15)
March 1, 2017 – Applicants notified via email
January 2018 – Project presented by emerging curator