The 2016 edition of the Hammer Museum’s biennial, “Made in L.A.,” will be organized by Aram Moshayedi, a curator at the museum, and Hamza Walker, the director of education and associate curator at the Renaissance Society in Chicago.
This marks the third iteration of the show, which focuses on contemporary art made by artists in the Los Angeles area, and will run from June through September in 2016. Exact dates to come!
Moshayedi came to the Hammer in 2013, after serving as associate curator of the Gallery at REDCAT since 2010. Walker has held his position since 1994.
The Los Angeles Times quotes Moshayedi saying, “We both want to address the question of how Los Angeles is part of a network of cities that artists inhabit fluidly. This is about questioning whether or not a regional identity can be forged in a city that is inherently diverse and international.”
This year’s Made in L.A. was organized by Connie Butler and Michael Ned Holte. The inaugural show, which was a collaboration between the Hammer and the nonprofit LAXART, was curated by 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.