Past Exhibitions

2013 California-Pacific Triennial

Exhibition Through November 17, 2013

Formerly known as the California Biennial, OCMA has re-envisioned this important survey of contemporary California art and re-launched it as the California-Pacific Triennial in 2013 with participating artists representing a cross-section of countries from throughout the Pacific rim. California’s geographical position on the Pacific Ocean has enriched its cultural prominence and 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 border the Pacific, and California's proximity to these developments, there was no ongoing exhibition on the West Coast that regularly explored this activity; until now. 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 places artists working in California within this broader global network, one that is particularly relevant to our 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, Kanagawa, 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

Lin Tianmiao, Beijing, 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

Camille Utterback, San Francisco, USA

Adán Vallecillo, Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Mark Dean Veca, Los Angeles, USA

Wang Guangle, Beijing, China

California-Pacific audio tour now available from home

Hear directly from exhibiting artists and scholars from around the Pacific Rim. To begin your tour, dial (949) 203-3053 and enter any prompt number as listed below, followed by the # pound sign.

1. Curator Dan Cameron

2. Michael Lin

8. Catalog essayist Gilbert Vicario: Pedro Friedeberg

13. Tiffany Chung

15. Catalog essayist Yukie Kamiya: Masaya Chiba

17. Catalog essayist Gilbert Vicario: Yoshua Okon

19. John Bankston

20. Raquel Ormella

28. Catalog essayist Gilbert Vicario: Gabriel de la Mora 

29. Koki Tanaka 

30. Farrah Karapetian 

31. Liz Magor

32. Catalog essayist Yukie Kamiya: Koki Tanaka

37. Dario Escobar

Image Credits:

Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook, Two Planets: Millet's The Gleaners and the Thai Farmers, 2008; Photograph, 29 ¾ X 29 ¾ inches; Courtesy the artist and Tyler Rollins Fine Art.

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

Lin Tianmiao, All the Same, 2011; Colored silk threads, synthetic skeletons, metal constructions Dimensions variable; length approximately 472.4 – 590.6 in. (1200 - 1500 cm); Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Lelong, NY.

Camille Utterback, Untitled 5, 2004; Interactive installation; Courtesy of the artist.

Exhibition Credits

2013 California-Pacific Triennial is organized by the Orange County Museum of Art and curated by Chief Curator Dan Cameron.


The 2013 California-Pacific Triennial Lead Sponsor is Deutsche Bank

Major support for the exhibition is provided by Cindy and Steve Fry and Jean and Tim Weiss

Significant support is provided by Toby Devan Lewis, Lucy Sun and Warren Felson, Jennifer and Anton Segerstrom, The Japan Foundation, and an anonymous gift made in loving memory of Ursula Cyga, Visionaries, and Irving and Estelle Levy Foundation.