Wednesday, September 4, 2013

2013 California Pacific Triennial, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, California

California-Pacific Triennial 

32 artists from 15 countries around the globe to be included
Only ongoing exhibition in the Western Hemisphere devoted to art from the Pacific Rim

On view June 30 – November 17, 2013

NEWPORT BEACH, CA—The Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA) today announced the
names of the 32 artists whose work will appear in the 2013 California-Pacific Triennial. Formerly
known as the California Biennial, this first iteration of the new format includes artists from 15
countries that border the Pacific Ocean; placing California art within a Pacific Rim context.
California’s geographical position on the Pacific Ocean has long enriched its cultural prominence,
and the demographics of the state are strongly linked to the diverse countries along the Pacific
Rim, which are producing some of the most innovative art today. The California-Pacific Triennial
is on view June 30 through November 17, 2013.

Despite the phenomenal economic and cultural growth of the Asian and Latin American countries
that border the Pacific, and California's proximity to these developments, there had previously
been no exhibition in the Western Hemisphere to regularly explore this activity. With national
boundaries becoming more porous and cultural connections taking place between artists and
viewers from various backgrounds, the flow of ideas and images crisscrossing the planet
becomes a crucial component of any contemporary art survey. The California-Pacific Triennial,
under the direction of Chief Curator Dan Cameron, places artists working in California within this
broader global network, one that is particularly relevant to our region and that will offer visitors a
unique opportunity to engage in a more cosmopolitan conversation about contemporary art.
Besides hailing from 15 countries, the 32 participating artists in the 2013 California-Pacific
Triennial represent a full range of artistic media—from traditional painting and sculpture,
ceramics, fiber art and drawing, to forms more associated with recent developments, such as
photography, video and film, performance, installation and conceptual art. It is also an
intergenerational group, with artists ranging from 31 to 76 years of age; and represents a diversity
of careers, from the internationally renowned to the barely known.

According to Curator Dan Cameron, “the exhibition design for the Triennial sets up what I hope
will be very dynamic exchanges between artists whose work appears highly divergent, while
pulling the viewer into the process of locating the common ground between them. My goal is for
our public to experience the Triennial as a genuine celebration of artistic possibilities, nurtured
here or brought to California from all these nations and peoples with whom we share the Pacific

2013 California-Pacific Triennial Participating Artists

John Bankston, San Francisco, USA
Brice Bischoff, Los Angeles, USA
Fernando Bryce, Lima, Peru
Masaya Chiba, Tokyo, 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
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
Lin Tianmiao, Beijing, China
Camille Utterback, San Francisco, USA
Adán Vallecillo, Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Mark Dean Veca, Los Angeles, USA
Wang Guangle, Beijing, China

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