Hugo Crosthwaite - California-Pacific Triennial

We are very pleased to announce HUGO CROSTHWAITE's selection and participation in the Orange County Museum of Art's (OCMA) first CALIFORNIA-PACIFIC TRIENNIAL
Curated by Dan Cameron
June 30 - November 17, 2013
Orange County Museum of Art
Newport Beach, California

January 28, 2013 - Today, OCMA announced the names of the 32 artists whose work will appear in the 2013 California-Pacific Triennial. Formally 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 Ocean."

2013 California-Pacific Triennial Participating Artist:
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.