Desert X 2021 is now closed. A few installations remain on view. Check this map.
Desert X 2021
Coachella Valley, CA
March 12 – May 16
The exhibition explored the desert as both a place and idea, acknowledging the realities of people who reside here and the political, social, and cultural contexts that shape our stories.
Among the first art experiences in the region since widespread lockdowns to offer a safe, outdoor experience that is free and open to all, Desert X 2021 included newly commissioned works that collectively pose urgent questions about our pasts while imagining the possibilities of a shared future.
Zahrah Laghamdi, What Lies Behind the Walls
Ghada Amer, Women’s Qualities
Felipe Baeza, Finding Home in My Own Flesh
Serge Attukwei Clottey, The Wishing Well
Nicholas Galanin, Never Forget
Alicja Kwade, ParaPivot (sempiternal clouds)
Christopher Myers, The Art Of Taming Horses
Eduardo Sarabia, The Passenger
Xaviera Simmons, Because You Know Ultimately We Will Band A Militia
Kim Stringfellow, Jackrabbit Homestead
Vivian Suter, Tamanrasset