Hammer Museum announces artists for Made in L.A. 2020

Kahlil Joseph, BLKNWS, 2018–ongoing, two-channel fugitive newscast. Courtesy of the artist

Thirty Los Angeles-based artists have been chosen to take part in the fifth edition of Hammer Museum’s biennial exhibition titled Made in L.A. 2020: a version. The artists will present work from 7 June through 30 August at Hammer in Los Angeles and the Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens. There will also be special off-site projects across LA by artists Larry Johnson, Kahlil Joseph and multimedia platform SON. 

The exhibition has been organised by independent curators Myriam Ben Salah and Lauren Mackler with Ikechukwu Onyewuenyi from Hammer. Speaking on the process to realise the exhibition, Hammer’s director Ann Philbin said, 'Through nearly 300 hundred studio visits, Myriam, Lauren, and Ike have assembled a group of artists who delve into fascinating and often overlooked histories, subcultures, and communities of L.A. Once again, the exhibition has illustrated the strength and vision of the here and now of contemporary art in our city'.

The full list of participating artists:

Mario Ayala 
Aria Dean 
Hedi El Kholti 
Buck Ellison 
Niloufar Emamifar
Christina Forrer 
Harmony Holiday 
Patrick Jackson 
Larry Johnson 
Kahlil Joseph 
Ann Greene Kelly 
Jacqueline Kiyomi Gordon 
Nicola L. 
Brandon D. Landers 
SON. (Justen LeRoy) 
Ligia Lewis 
Monica Majoli 
Jill Mulleady 
Diane Severin Nguyen 
Alexandra Noel 
Mathias Poledna 
Umar Rashid 
Reynaldo Rivera 
Katja Seib 
Ser Serpas 
Sonya Sombreuil / COME TEES
Jeffrey Stuker 
Beyond Baroque by Sabrina Tarasoff 
Fulton Leroy Washington (aka MR. WASH) 
Kandis Williams

The artists will be eligible for three awards: the Mohn Award ($100,000) and the Career Achievement Award ($25,000), both selected by a professional jury, and the Public Recognition Award ($25,000), determined through a public vote at both locations.

23 January 2020