Curating

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In the stillness between

two waves of the sea

 

An exchange between artists from Greece and California, creating a dialogue between these seemingly disparate cultures. Like a cartography of places and approaches, this exhibition maps points of coexistence among chaotic global politics. Curated by Alison Woods and Dimitra Skandali.

Exibiting artists: Natasa Biza, Kio Griffith, Nancy Ivanhoe, Dimitris Katsoudas, Despina Nissiriou, Aliki Pappa, Ty Pownall, Nikos Sepetzoglou, Fran Siegel, Dimitra Skandali, Valerie Wilcox, and Alison Woods.

Los Angeles, CA 2018

The phrase “cartography of places” best captures the essence of what makes this show so special. As the viewer moves from piece to piece, they become aware that a story is being mapped out. The sea, as a physical entity and as a romantic notion, is the connective thread that weaves throughout the storyline.

-Patrick Quinn

Figura: Micro Macro

A cultural exchange exhibition between Los Angeles California, and Luxembourg. Luxembourg is a tiny state surrounded by Europe, while the United States is one of the largest countries in the world. In a way, it is a David and Goliath relationship. Curated by Alison Woods and David Leapman with Ivana Cekovic.

 

Exhibiting artists:  EC, Ivana Cekovic, Joe Davidson, Ian Dawson, Jeff Desome, Carlos Lopez Estrada, Tom DunnBrian Thomas JonesKatarzyna Kot-Bach ,David Leapman, Bertrand Ney, Karolina Pernar, and Alison Woods

Los Angeles, CA  and Luxembourg 2019

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Futopia

How do we know when a new world paradigm is in the works. What marks the transition, and how do we know when it is time to fight or to take flight? 

 

With the election of Donald Trump, Brexit, mass immigration of Syrian refugees, and impending climate change the world seems to be on the brink of sudden and transformative change. The rising global power of the 1% at the expense of the 99% leaves the world’s populations feeling helpless to redirect the course of a world perceived as spinning out of control. 

 

What is possible within this context? We have posed this question to the artists participating in this exhibition. The offspring is Futopia, a crude hybridization of possible futures, both utopic and dystopic. Curated by Alison Woods and Kio Griffith.

Exhibiting Artists: Gul Cagin, Helen Chung, Eben Goff, Pete Hickok, Bryan Ida, Ma Li , Alanna Marcelletti, Alex Schaefer, and Lena Kazakova Wolek

Los Angeles, CA 2017

The Happy House

An interdisciplinary exhibition at SPRING/BREAK Art Show LA that explored Americans’ obsession with self-help, amateur psychiatry, and the excessive search to self-optimize. Curated by Sean Noyce, Alison Woods and Joe Davidson.

Exhibiting artists: Jorin Bossen, Gul Cagin, Joe Davidson, Sean Noyce, Max Presneill, Curtis Stage, Steve Wolkoff, and Alison Woods, 

Los Angeles, 2020

The Happy House, ©SPRING/BREAK Art Show, Image by Samuel Morgan Photography

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A heap of broken images

where the sun beats

 

The second half of an exchange between artists from Greece and California at the Aegean Center for the Arts in Paros Greece. Organized as an ongoing exhibition and residency, the exhibition evolved over the coarse of the month long project. Organized and curated by Dimitra Skandali and Alison Woods.

Exhibiting artists: Carlos Beltran Arechiga, Anastasios Babatzias, Natasa Biza, Jorin Bossen,  Gul Cagin, Jennifer Celio, Dani Dodge, Kio Griffith, Jenny Hager, Dimitris Katsoudas, David Leapman, Alanna Marcelletti, Max Presneill, Despina Nissiriou, Aliki Pappa, Nikos Sepetzoglou, Fran Siegel, Dimitra Skandali, David Spanbock, Eleni Tziortzi, and Alison Woods.

Paros, Greece 2018

We Are Here / Here We Are

 

A Los Angeles County - wide exhibition of 100 artists that explores our innate desire for connectivity through sensation. Due to the constraints of the COVID -19 lockdown, the artists in this exhibition has chosen public spaces to display their work – from Santa Monica to the East Side and from the San Fernando Valley to Long Beach. Curated by Sean Noyce in collaboration with Alison Woods, Curtis Stage, Dani Dodge, Jennifer Celio, Joe Davidson, Roni Feldman, Jenny Hager, Valerie Wilcox and Steven Wolkoff.

100 Exhibiting artists throughout the greater Los Angeles Area. Curatorial selections included Luciana Abait, Chenhung Chen, Helen Chung, Cia Foreman, Mark Steven Greenfield, Kio Griffith, Pete Hickok, Nancy Ivanhoe, Brenna Ivanhoe, Duane Paul, Snezana Saraswati Petrovic, Dimitra Skandali, and Paul Osiecki Woods

 

Los Angeles, CA 2020

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Colab III at the Torrance Art Museum

An international, emerging artists collaborative project which presents 8 artist-run gallery / spaces in LA partnering with 8 artist-run spaces in Berlin - 16 spaces create 8 joint curatorial projects featuring 76 artists. 

Exhibiting Artists: Juan Arata, Nina Lehtonen-Braun, Gul Cagin, Ellen DeElaine, Dani Dodge, Andy Holtin, Ben Jackel, Mike MacKeldey, Ty Pownell, Samantha Sethi, Hannah Van Ginkel, Daniel Wiesenfeld, Valerie Wilcox and Alison Woods

Torrance, CA 2018

Almost Sparkling

B–LA Connect 

Part of the B-LA exchange between Los Angeles and Berlin. An international, emerging artists collaborative project which presents 20 artist-run gallery spaces in LA partnering with 20 artist-run spaces in Berlin. Curated by Alison Woods from Los Angeles in collaboration with Matthias Moravek and Gabriele Künne in Berlin at Axel Obiger.

Exhibiting Artists: Carlos Beltran Arechiga · Dani Dodge · Thilo Droste · Ed Gomez · Harriet Groß · Gabriele Künne · Matthias Moravek · Enrico Niemann · Max Presneill · Maja Rohwetter · Alison Woods

Berlin, 2019

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