Formerly 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.

Fernando Bryce, Südsee, 2007; One of a series of 89 drawings, ink on paper; Courtesy of Michael Krichman and Carmen Cuenca.

2013 California-Pacific Triennial
Jun 30, 2013 – Sep 22, 2013

Chief Curator: Dan Cameron.

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 boarder 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 the region, and that will offer visitors their only opportunity to engage in a more cosmopolitan conversation about contemporary art.

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