2013 California-Pacific TriennialFormerly known as the California Biennial, OCMA has re-envisioned this important survey of contemporary California art and will re-launch it as the California-Pacific Triennial in 2013 with participating artists representing a cross-section of countries from throughout the Pacific rim. California’s geographical position on the Pacific Ocean has enriched its cultural prominence. The demographics of the state are strongly linked to the diverse countries throughout the Pacific rim, which are increasingly producing some of the most innovative art today. Despite the phenomenal economic and cultural growth of Asian and Latin American countries that border the Pacific, and California's proximity to these developments, there is no ongoing exhibition on the West Coast that regularly explores this activity. With national boundaries becoming more porous and artistic connections happening between artists and viewers from a broad range of cultural backgrounds, the flow of ideas and images crisscrossing the planet becomes a crucial component of any contemporary art survey. The California-Pacific Triennial will place artists working in California within this broader global network, one that is particularly relevant to our region, and that will offer visitors their only opportunity to engage in a more cosmopolitan conversation about contemporary art.
jun 30, 2013 - nov 17, 2013
2013 California-Pacific Triennial Participating Artists
John Bankston, San Francisco, USA
Brice Bischoff, Los Angeles, USA
Fernando Bryce, Lima, Peru
Masaya Chiba, Kanagawa, Japan
Tiffany Chung, Saigon, Vietnam
Hugo Crosthwaite, Tijuana, Mexico
Gabriel de la Mora, Mexico City, Mexico
Dario Escobar, Guatemala City, Guatemala
Pedro Friedeberg, Mexico City, Mexico
Shaun Gladwell, Sydney, Australia
Farrah Karapetian, Los Angeles, USA
Kim Beom, Seoul, Korea
Kimsooja, Seoul, Korea
Robert Legorreta, Los Angeles, USA
Michael Lin, Shanghai, China
Lin Tianmiao, Beijing, China
Liz Magor, Vancouver, Canada
Danial Nord, Los Angeles, USA
Eko Nugroho, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Yoshua Okón, Mexico City, Mexico
Raquel Ormella, Sydney, Australia
Sebastián Preece, Santiago, Chile
Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Adriana Salazar, Bogotá, Colombia
Mitchell Syrop, Los Angeles, USA
Akio Takamori, Seattle, USA
Koki Tanaka, Los Angeles, USA
Whiting Tennis, Seattle, USA
Camille Utterback, San Francisco, USA
Adán Vallecillo, Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Mark Dean Veca, Los Angeles, USA
Wang Guangle, Beijing, China
2013 California-Pacific Triennial is organized by the Orange County Museum of Art and curated by Chief Curator Dan Cameron.
The 2013 California-Pacific Triennial Lead Sponsor is Deutsche Bank
Major support for the exhbition is provided by Cindy and Steve Fry and Jean and Tim Weiss
Significant support is provided by Toby Devan Lewis, Lucy Sun and Warren Felson, Japan Foundation, and an anonymous gift made in loving memory of Ursula Cyga.
Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook, Two Planets: Millet's The Gleaners and the Thai Farmers, 2008; Photograph, 29 ľ X 29 ľ inches; Courtesy the artist and Tyler Rollins Fine Art.
Fernando Bryce, Südsee, 2007; One of a series of 89 drawings, ink on paper; Courtesy of Michael Krichman and Carmen Cuenca.
Lin Tianmiao, All the Same, 2011; Colored silk threads, synthetic skeletons, metal constructions
Dimensions variable; length approximately 472.4 – 590.6 in. (1200 - 1500 cm); Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Lelong, NY.
Camille Utterback, Untitled 5, 2004; Interactive installation; Courtesy of the artist.