The 3rd Sur:biennial
The 3rd SUR: biennial will take place at four venues in Los Angeles: Torrance Art Museum, Manhattan Beach Art Center, Rio Hondo College Art Gallery, and Cerritos College Art Gallery. In addition to the four main gallery exhibitions, the organizing institutions will host a series of panels, performances, and events in conjunction with this year’s biennial.
The biennial will showcase recent works of local and international artists who have been influenced by the cultures and artistic traditions of Mexico and Central and South America. Unlike many recent exhibitions of Latino/a, Mexican, Mexican-American, or Chicano/a art, the SUR:biennial seeks to explore notions of globalization and exchange that take place in the ambiguous geographical, cultural, and artistic borderlands between Los Angeles and “the South,” regardless of the artist’s nationality. Artists confirmed for the 3rd SUR:biennial are Ismael de Anda III, Juliane Backmann, Juan Bastardo, Guillermo Bert, Daniela Campins, Carolyn Castano, Anibal Catalan, Beatriz Cortez, CUBO (Jennifer Donovan, Gabriela Torres Olivares, Nina Waisman, Flora Wiegmann, and PD programming by Marius Schebella), Carribean Fragoza, Ed Gomez, Romeo Guzmán, Lorenzo Hurtado Segovia, Daniel Lara, Patrick Martinez, Rebeca Méndez, Gerardo Monterrubio, El Nopal Press, Jimena Sarno, Francesco Siqueiros, and Eloy Torrez..
Curators James MacDevitt, Robert Miller, Esmeralda Montes, and Max Presneill carefully selected venues not only on the east side of Los Angeles where Latino/a culture has historically flourished, but in the South Bay and coastal communities, which have not been typical spaces for the display of Latino/a art. This year’s program will incorporate a wide range of artistic forms – painting, craft, new media, and performance – all of which demand a shift in the viewers’ perception of the “SUR.”
Torrance Art Museum, 3320 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, CA 90503
Dates: October 3 – 31, opening reception October 3, 6 – 9 pm
Artists: Ismael de Anda III, Juan Bastardo, and Anibal Catalan
Manhattan Beach Art Center, 1560 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Dates: September 24 – October 21, opening reception October 3, 6 – 9 pm
Artists: Carolyn Castaño, El Nopal Press, and Francesco Siqueiros
Rio Hondo College Art Gallery, 3600 Workman Mill Road, Building B-14, Whittier, CA 90601
Dates: October 8 – November 19, opening reception October 8, 6 – 9 pm
Artists: Juliane Backmann, Daniela Campins, Carribean Fragoza, Ed Gomez, Romeo Guzmán, Lorenzo Hurtado Segovia, Gerardo Monterrubio, Jimena Sarno, and Eloy Torrez
Cerritos College Art Gallery, 11110 Alondra Boulevard, Fine Arts Building, Room 50, Norwalk, CA 90650
Dates: October 8 – November 20, opening reception October 8, 6 – 9 pm
Artists: Guillermo Bert, Beatriz Cortez, CUBO (Jennifer Donovan, Gabriela Torres Olivares, Nina Waisman, Flora Wiegmann, and PD programming by Marius Schebella), Daniel Lara, Patrick Martinez, and Rebeca Méndez