Desert X AlUla will Open February 11 – March 30, 2022
Under the theme of Sarab, this year’s exhibition explores ideas of mirage and oasis, both intrinsic to desert history and culture, that have taken on complex worldwide significance over time.
Desert X 2021 – The Film is on View as part of KCET’s original series Artbound
Film Provides Extraordinary Access into the Studios of Renowned Artists Confronting Urgent Socio-Political Themes for Desert X 2021 Exhibition.
Desert X 2023 Will Open in the Coachella Valley March 4 – May 7, 2023
Diana Campbell will co-curate the exhibition with returning artistic director Neville Wakefield. Meet the new board members Jarvis Crawford, Nicholas Galanin and Bill Sanchez, and the new members of the executive team Mara Gladstone, Deputy Director and Head of Programs and Diane Mailey, Director of Development.
Thank You for Supporting Never Forget
All the contributions to the Landback GoFundMe go towards the Acquisition and Land Management Funds of the Native American Land Conservancy (NALC) to raise funds to acquire sacred lands for preservation and protection. The installation is no longer on view but the work continues. You can donate to the campaign until August 31, 2021.
Felipe Baeza’s Permanent Installation in Downtown Palm Springs
Finding Home in My Own Flesh is now on view in downtown Palm Springs, between the Hyatt hotel and West Elm.
These Installations Are Still on View
Desert X 2021 Exhibition
DX21 is now closed, a few installations remain on view.
View our Public Programs Online
A robust series of public and educational programs accompanied the Desert X 2021 artists’ projects and helped broaden the exhibition’s reach to regional, international and national audiences.
Acknowledgment of Native Land
We acknowledge the Cahuilla People as the original stewards of the land on which Desert X takes place. We are grateful to have the opportunity to work with the indigenous people in this place. We pay our respect to the Cahuilla People, past, present and emerging, who have been here since time immemorial.
Thank you to our volunteer community!