Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions

Fund: $25,000

LACE is the longest-running incubator for contemporary artists and curators in Los Angeles and The Getty Research Institute acquired The LACE Archives in celebration of its 40 years. LACE champions groundbreaking and socially engaged art and offer a communal center that welcomes a broad audience to create dialogue around art and culture. They curate group exhibitions with important and current themes and present performances exploring social justice issues, such as Guillermo Gomez-Peña: The Most (un) Documented Mexican Artist; Sherrill Roland’s The Jumpsuit Project: Hollywood, addressing his wrongful incarceration; and Amitis Motevali’s recent An Offering of Honor. Two signature annual programs are the Emerging Curator’s Program, designed to discover curatorial talent in Los Angeles, and the Summer Artist in Residence Program, which has featured solo projects by Rafa Esparza, Jibade-Khalil Huffman, Jimena Sarno, Young Joon Kwak with Mutant Salon, and Sandra De La Loza. In addition, LACE conducts an apprenticeship program that has prepared hundreds who have diversified the field of arts and culture in LA.