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Photo of "A prayer for change" sculpture, 2022

noé olivas

Guest Lecture

November 28, 2023
6:30 - 8:00 p.m. PST
Structural & Materials Engineering Building, SME 149, UC San Diego

Free & Open to the Public!


noé olivas (b. 1987, San Diego, California—occupied Kumeyaay land) lives and works in Los Angeles, California, occupied Tongva land. He received his MFA from the University of Southern California in 2019, and his BFA from the University of San Diego, California in 2013. Alongside with Patrisse Cullors and alexandre ali reza dorriz, olivas is co-founder of the Crenshaw Dairy Mart, an artist collective in Inglewood, California. 

His work has been exhibited at the Candlewood Festival, Borrego Springs, California (2022); Hammer Museum, Los Angeles,  California (2022); The Front Arte Y Cultura Gallery, San Ysidro, California (2021); Napa Hall Gallery at the California State University Channel Islands, Camarillo (2020); Open Mind Art Space, Los Angeles (2019); Residency Art Gallery, Inglewood (2019); Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles (2019); La Jolla Historical Society, San Diego, California (2018 San Diego Art Institute, California (2017); The New Children’s Museum, San Diego, California (2017);); and the San Diego Museum of Art. (2017).

As part of the 2018 Mexicali Biennial, his work was also included in the traveling exhibition Calafia: Manifesting the Terrestrial Paradise at the Robert and Frances Fullerton Art Museum at the California State University, San Bernardino (2018), and Armory Center of the Arts, Pasadena, California (2019-2020). olivas has also performed in Open Mind Art Space, Los Angeles (2019); The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Los Angeles (2020), Hauser & Wirth, Los Angeles (2018), and the NADA and Prizm Art Fair, Miami (2018) with collaborator Patrisse Cullors; and the Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (2018).

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Image: A prayer for change, 2022, courtesy of Elon Schoenholz