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Welcome to 18th Street Art's Summer 2024 program guide. As we look to the future with enthusiasm and anticipation, we are thrilled to share a lineup of upcoming events that celebrate creativity, innovation, and the transformative power of art on people, communities and the world.

Our upcoming season includes diverse exhibitions and workshops designed to inspire and engage our community. From thought-provoking contemporary art from visiting artists to an innovative Tom Van Sant exhibition, which blends art and technology to foster environmental awareness, each event is crafted to offer a unique experience that will resonate with audiences of all ages and backgrounds.

Art holds a profound significance in our world. It transcends boundaries, fosters understanding, and ignites change. Through our programs, we strive to highlight the role of art as a catalyst for dialogue, reflection, and connection. By supporting artists and showcasing their work, we aim to enrich lives, provoke thought, and encourage a deeper appreciation for the world around us.

As we embark on this exciting journey 35 years in the making, we invite you to join us in celebrating the importance of art. Your participation and support are vital in making our vision a reality. Together, we can continue to make a lasting impact, one artistic endeavor at a time.

Thank you for being a part of our vibrant community. We look forward to seeing you at our upcoming events and sharing the joy and inspiration that art brings to our lives.

Visiting Artists-in-Residence

Ebru Kurbak, Taking a Thread for a Space Walk, 2023. Photo by Universalmuseum
Joanneum/J.J. Kucek. Courtesy of the artist.

Ebru Kurbak
June – August 2024

Ebru Kurbak is an artist from Izmir, Turkey, based in Vienna, Austria. Her practice critically explores the entanglements between art, technology, culture, and power. Her recent work focuses on the implications of the historical social and spatial segregation of knowledges, particularly exploring undervalued textiles knowledge from women’s, indigenous, and nomadic cultures. Ebru is currently Senior Research Fellow at the University of Applied Arts Vienna, leading a four-year arts-based research project entitled “The Museum of Lost Technology,” funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF). She also received the LACMA Art + Technology Grant in 2019 and is researching her project “Reinventing the Spindle” with the MIT Media Lab Space Exploration Initiative as her technical advisor.

Maj Hasager, The dissonance of memory, 2018. Photo by Maj Hasager. Courtesy of Maj Hasager

Maj Hasager
July 2024

Maj Hasager is a Danish artist based in Copenhagen, Denmark. Her work deals with power structures, identity, memory, architecture, and the construction of history, looking at how these interlinked phenomena are interpreted and represented culturally and spatially. Her artistic approach is research based and she works predominantly with text, sound, video, and photography. Hasager uses oral history interview techniques as a method for accumulating and creating narratives that address personal stories in a sociopolitical context. Since 2018 Hasager has worked with Quinn Research Center and 18th Street Arts Center.

Upcoming Public Programs

Exhibition On View

Tom Van Sant: An Earth Twin at the Digital Dawn
August 10, 2024-February 1, 2025

Opening Reception: September 7th, 2024

18th Street Arts Center
1639 18th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Gallery Hours:
Wed-Sat: 12 PM-5 PM

Programs for Artists-in-Residence and Borderless Citizens

18SAC regularly provides visiting and local artists-in-residence and Borderless Citizens exclusive professional development, networking and community-building opportunities to build skills and connections.

Not an AIR but want to participate? Join our membership program, Borderless! LEARN MORE >> 

California Creative Corps

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Our California Creative Corps fellows are deep in production on their projects. Their projects ranging from filmmaking, to cultural organizing, to storytelling and beyond in underrepresented communities all across California will culminate in a series of community events scheduled for May and June of this year. Additionally, they are working with Clockshop and Michael Manalo on creating individual online Story Maps that highlight cultural treasures in their community and provide an online platform for their project. We encourage you to follow and support these formidable artists for further details on their Creative Corps projects and opportunities to engage: Alicia Rojas, Ann Kaneko, Audrey Chan, Carlo & Ethel Zafranco, Catherine Herrera, Cecilia Cassandra Peña-Govea, Border Patrol, ASTU, QTViet Cafe Collective, Jae Saechao, Janine Mapurunga, Mark Oliver, Michelle Glass, Miki’ala Catalfano, Public Matters, Shinpei Takeda, Suchi Branfman, and Xico Garza

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