As a platform for provoking critical discourse about contemporary art,
X-TRA hosts events throughout the year, including artists’ talks, readings, conversations, performances, and film and video screenings. We have co-produced events in collaboration with the following venues and organizations: For Your Art; Museum of Contemporary Art, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena; College Art Association; Human Resources, Los Angeles; Barnsdall Art Park; Chapman University; Creative Arts Agency; Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE); Mandrake; Honor Fraser Gallery; and the Art Los Angeles Contemporary Art Fair.

  • X-TRA featured in the LA Times!

    October 8, 2018 The Los Angeles Times

    “It started as a one-shot publication — 20 years later X-TRA magazine is celebrating two decades of art”
    by Carolina A. Miranda


    In spring 1997, Los Angeles artists Ellen Birrell and Stephen Berens published the first issue of a newsprint art magazine they called X-TRA. The plan, says Berens, was to put out a single issue — “and we wouldn’t publish another one until we had money to publish another issue.”

    That first issue contained a call-out stating something along the lines …

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  • Vancouver Art Book Fair

    October 18-21, 2018 Times vary each day Emily Carr University of Art + Design

    X-TRA will be at the Vancouver Art Book Fair!!

    October 18 – 21, 2018 at Emily Carr University of Art + Design

    Come say hello and check out X-TRA’s New Look!

    Don’t miss our SPECIAL PROGRAM:
    Shana Lutker on X-TRA’s Artist Writes series
    Saturday October 20, 4:00pm in the Artist Book Room, Library

    Full Program Listing here>>

    About the Vancouver Art Book Fair

    Free and open to the public, VABF is a multi-day festival of artists’ publishing featuring over one hundred local, …

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  • Simone Forti and Dorit Cypis in Conversation

    Wednesday, October 10 7:30 - 9:30 pm Navel LA
    1611 S. Hope Street, Los Angeles, 90015

    X-TRA Forum #3

    Something About Feet
    A life conversation between Simone Forti & Dorit Cypis

    Wednesday, October 10, 2018
    7:30 – 9:30pm
    at Navel,
    1611 S. Hope Street, Downtown Los Angeles, 90015

    “We first met in the early 1970’s in Halifax, at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, where Simone was creating her book Handbook in Motion and Dorit was an undergrad student. After many years we re-met in Los Angeles, 1999, when we both returned to LA to assist our aging …

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  • X-TRA seeks Online and Marketing Project Manager

    September 26 until position filled

    Join our team!

    X-TRA Project Manager for Online and Marketing

    Flexible office hours, approx. 8 hours per week

    This new position calls for a self-directed creative person with marketing and social media savvy as well as strong communication and writing skills.

    We seek someone with knowledge and familiarity with contemporary art in Los Angeles and beyond. Candidate needs to have administrative experience and an interest in being an integral part of the small team running X-TRA and its nonprofit publisher Project X Foundation for …

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  • Edgar Arceneaux
    Workshop at The Broad

    Saturday, September 22, 2018 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Oculus Hall at The Broad

    The Broad and X-TRA present
    Edgar Arceneaux’s New Financial Architectures for Creative Communities

    A workshop about successful financial strategies for artists and everyone

    Saturday, September 22, 2018
    2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
    Oculus Hall at The Broad,
    221 S. Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012

    Los Angeles artist Edgar Arceneaux leads a presentation and workshop based on his project, New Financial Architectures for Creative Communities (NFACC). Artists must think creatively and strategically about how to support their work and families financially. NFACC examines the relationship between …

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  • X-TRA at Printed Matter’s NY Art Book Fair

    September 20-23, 2018 Times vary each day MOMA PS1, Booth N50

    X-TRA will be at NYABF!
    Come say hello to X-TRA’s New Look.
    Pick up the brand new Fall 2018 issue and get the New Look Tote!

    We’re at Booth N50.

    Presented by Printed Matter at MoMA PS1
    September 21 to 23, 2018

    The NY Art Book Fair is free and open to the public.

    Preview: Thursday, September 20, 6-9pm (Ticketed)
    Friday, September 21, 1–7 pm
    Saturday, September 22, 11 am–9 pm
    Sunday, September 23, 11 am–7 pm


    MoMA PS1
    22-25 …

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