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Desert X AlUla 2024 is Now Open

From February 9 – March 23, under the theme of In the Presence of Absence, Desert X AlUla 2024 commissions 15 artworks to explore that which cannot be seen.

Meet Kaitlin Garcia-Maestas

Kaitlin Garcia-Maestas has been appointed to be the co-curator of Desert X 2025, which will open March 8–May 11, 2025 at sites across the Coachella Valley, California.

Desert X 2023 Artists Announced

The exhibition examines social and environmental themes with a focus on the changes that give form to a world increasingly shaped by climate crisis, globalism, and the political and economic migrations that follow in their wake.

Desert X 2021 – The Film nominated for Los Angeles Area Emmy® Award

The documentary film, Desert X 2021, part of KCET’s original series ARTBOUND, has been nominated for the Television Academy’s 74th Los Angeles Area Emmy® Awards.

Nominated in the Arts category, Desert X 2021 takes viewers behind the scenes of the 2021 exhibition curated by Desert X Artistic Director Neville Wakefield and Co-curator César García-Alvarez. The film offers atypical insight into the process and studios of 12 participating artists from eight countries who were invited to explore the Coachella Valley desert through newly-commissioned artworks that investigate the desert as both place and idea

Desert X 2021 – The Film

The Film Provides Extraordinary Access into the Studios of Renowned Artists Confronting Urgent Socio-Political Themes for Desert X 2021 Exhibition.

Desert X 2021 dates to be announced soon

The original opening date for Desert X 2021 was postponed due to the ongoing Stay Home Orders instituted in California because of COVID-19 and to protect our community, frontline workers, health care system, artists, visitors and all those who volunteer and contribute to the exhibition. Now that those orders have been lifted, the Desert X 2021 exhibition dates will be confirmed shortly. Once opened, the exhibition will be free and open to the public for nine weeks.