About MADE IN L.A.

The first Los Angeles biennial, Made in L.A. 2012, organized by the Hammer Museum in collaboration with LAXART, will be presented at the Hammer, LAXART, and the Department of Cultural Affairs’ Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park. The exhibition will feature works by 60 artists from the L.A. region, with an emphasis on emerging and under-recognized artists, and will debut new installations, videos, films, sculptures, performances, and paintings produced for the biennial. This exhibition will offer a snapshot of the current trends and practices coming out of Los Angeles, one of the most active and energetic art communities worldwide. The biennial is organized by a team of curators from both institutions, including Hammer senior curator Anne Ellegood, Hammer curator Ali Subotnick, LAXART director and chief curator Lauri Firstenberg, LAXART associate director and senior curator Cesar Garcia, and LAXART curator-at-large Malik Gaines. In conjunction with Made in L.A. 2012 curator Ali Subotnick is also organizing the Venice Beach Biennial on July 13–15, 2012.

Made in L.A. 2012 is organized by the Hammer Museum in collaboration with LAXART.



The exhibition is presented by wells_fargo

Major support is also provided by the Annenberg Foundation; Fundación Jumex, A.C.; Kayne Foundation—Ric & Suzanne Kayne and Jenni, Maggie & Saree; The Mohn Family Foundation; and the members of the Hammer Circle. 

Generous support is provided by the Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles; the Bloom Family; Gail and Stanley Hollander; Dori Peterman Mostov and Charles Mostov; Karyn Kohl; Heidi and Erik Murkoff; Linda and Jerry Janger; Julie and Barry Smooke; Amy Adelson and Dean Valentine; and an anonymous donor. 

Additional support is provided by ForYourArt; the Pasadena Art Alliance; Alumnos 47; and the LA>
The Venice Beach Biennial is made possible by the Teiger Foundation.



KCRW 89.9 FM is the official radio sponsor. Los Angeles magazine is the official print sponsor.