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Desert X 2017 is now closed. A few installations remain on view. Check this map.

Desert X 2017

Coachella Valley, CA

February 25 – April 30

Curated by Desert X Artistic Director Neville Wakefield.

The Coachella Valley and its desert landscape became the canvas for a curated exhibition of site-specific work by established and emerging artists, whose projects amplified and articulated global and local issues that ranged from climate change to starry skies, from tribal culture and immigration to tourism, gaming, and golf. The art works, in various indoor and outdoor locations, were available free and offered visitors a way to see the valley and reflect on serious and playful issues through the lens of the participating artists’ creativity and work.


Lita Albuquerque, hEARTH

Will Boone, Monument

Jennifer Bolande, Visible Distance / Second Sight

Claudia Comte, Curves and Zig Zags

Armando Lerma, La Fiesta en El Desierto

Jeffrey Gibson, ALIVE!

Sherin Guirguis, One I Call

Gabriel Kuri, Donation Box

Glenn Kaino, Hollow Earth

Richard Prince, Third Place 2017

Julião Sarmento, Cometa

Rob Pruitt, Rob Pruitt’s Flea Market

Tavares Strachan, “I am”

Philiip K Smith III, The Circle of Land and Sky