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.

  • Project X Forum 8: Lost and Found with Nao Bustamante

    Wednesday October 14, 2015 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm 18th Street Arts Center, Curator's Lounge, 1639 18th St, Santa Monica, CA 90404

    The “Lost and Found” is an archive by default, a place to find your mother, a record of absence through presence, and an “anonymous museum” of unrelated items.
    —Soo Kim and Anne Walsh in “Editors Notes,” X-TRA Vol. 2. no. 1

    Project X Forum 8: Lost and Found takes Soo Kim and Anne Walsh’s definition as a cue. Invited guest Nao Bustamante, will converse on the subject of “Lost and Found” and it’s role in her work […]

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

    September 17 to 20, 2015 Times vary each day, check schedule. MoMA PS1, Booth N53

    Visit X-TRA and Project X at the NY Art Book Fair,

    Thursday September 17 – Sunday September 20

    Shana and Brica will be there with
    the brand new Fall issue of
    Booth N53
    and premiering a new sweet suite of artist editions:
    The MERCH series
    presenting t-shirts and totes designed by artists for their art-bands
    new artist editions by

    The NY Art Book Fair […]

  • X-TRA is hiring: Associate Managing Editor

    now accepting applications Los Angeles

    Posting: September 9, 2015

    X-TRA Seeks Associate Managing Editor

    X-TRA, a nonprofit contemporary art journal, seeks an Associate Managing Editor to take an integral role in the management and growth of the journal. This is an opportunity at a small, friendly, artist-run nonprofit organization to manage the distribution and administration of a publication. The Associate Managing Editor works closely with the Executive Director to strategize and implement development and marketing initiatives and to plan events, and with the Executive Editor of X-TRA […]

  • Project X Forum 6: Pair-A-Sites,
    with Charles Gaines and Kerry Tribe

    Wednesday August 19 7:30 to 9:30 pm 18th Street Arts Center, Gallery (not Curator's Lounge), 1639 18th St, Santa Monica, CA 90404

    Project X Forum 6: Pair-A-Sites

    Charles Gaines and Kerry Tribe in conversation
    On the double-duty: Practicing art and teaching in Greater Los Angeles

    Wednesday August 19
    7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
    18th Street Arts Center, Gallery, 1639 18th St, Santa Monica, CA 90404

    (please note, this talk is in the Gallery building, not the Curator’s lounge)

    Refreshments served.
    Witnesses: April Bey, Andrea Bowers, Vanalyne Green, Candice Lin, Mario Ontiveros

    RSVP for this free event is essential. Reserve seats below.
    We are expecting a full room and will use RSVP […]

  • Project X Forum 5: Revisiting “Program for Paradise”

    Wednesday July 29, 2015 7 to 9pm Remsen Bird Hillside Theater, Occidental College, Eagle Rock

    Join us for the 5th Project X Forum at a special location, the Hillside Theater at Occidental College in Eagle Rock!

    Performances by Lucky Dragons and Sarah Petersen re-imagining the works of Stephen Berens and Ellen Birrell with the help of Becket Flannery, Peter Hernandez, Tracy Jeanne Rosenthal, Amy Howden-Chapman, Mavis McClellan and Jack Baker.

    Readings by Kathleen Johnson,
    Renée Petropoulos, and Jan Tumlir

    Plus Refreshments, X-TRA’s . . . & Sunset
    Free and Open to the Public

    Program for Paradise was comprised of performance, site […]

  • Project X Forum 4: Suitably Appointed

    Tuesday, June 30 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm 18th Street Arts Center, Curator's Lounge, 1639 18th St, Santa Monica, CA 90404

    Project X Forum 4: Suitably Appointed
    Roundtable with Elizabeth Bryant, Renée Petropoulos and Anne Walsh
    Witnesses: Carmen Argote, Anthony Carfello, Pedro De Llano, Karen Moss and Elizabeth Pulsinelli

    This forum will focus on a group exhibition organized by Project X in 1993 at the Muckenthaler Cultural Center in Fullerton.
    Anne Walsh, Renée Petropoulos and Elizabeth Bryant will host a conversation about the exhibition, their work, and the impact this show had on their art practice.

    Suitably Appointed Exhibiting Artists:
    Elizabeth Bryant, Eric Magnuson, Christian Mounger, Renee […]

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