Resume

Marjan K. Vayghan

Executive Curator and Founder of Building Bridges (2002 – present)

T  310. 980. 5548 Los Angeles

F  310. 575. 3594 Los Angeles

T 0912 5064200 Tehran

http://MarjanV.com

Marjan.V@gmail.com

Born to Azerbaijani parents in Tehran, Iran in 1984, I emigrated to the United States in the Spring of 1995, settling with my family in Los Angeles, California. I continue to live alternately between Teheran and Los Angeles. My practice is informed by this context of movement and flexible citizenship across both geographical and cultural spaces, and the multiple realities these spaces engender.

Education

BFA, Class Marshal, Fine Arts: Sculpture/New Genres, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles,  CA, 2006

MA., World Arts and Culture, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, 2010

Board Member of: Building Bridges, Vanhook Foundation, 30Voices, Mystic Poetry and goddess moon gatherings

Proud Member of : LA Art Girls, Association of Hysteric Curators, Building Bridges, 30Voices, LA Art Association, and many other creative collectives.

Selected Exhibitions and Projects 

2017

September

Venice Art Crawl, “ARTravenous” 2025 Pacific Ave, Venice, California 90291, Curated by James Berkowitz, Thursday, September 21, 2017, at 6 PM – 10 PM

July

Venice Art Crawl, Six round paintings on brick at “ARTravenous” 2025 Pacific Ave, Venice, California 90291, Curated by James Berkowitz, Thursday, July 20th, 2017, at 6 PM – 10 PM

June

Produce Haus “Walls, a quest for immersive space.” 1318 E 7th St, Los Angeles, CA 90021. Opening Reception Thursday, June 3rd -15th, 2017 Exhibition was suppose to be on view through July 31st 2017. We were asked to deinstall on June 3rd instead and given till the 15th to do so. I curated a compact series of private musical events and performances from the 3- 15th of June, 2017.

May

Women’s Building, “Animating the Archives: the Woman’s Building,” Avenue 50 Studio131 N Avenue 50, Los Angeles, California 90042, May 13th- June 3rd, 2017 Opening Reception, Saturday, May 13 at 7 PM – 10 PM Performance On Saturday, May 27 at 7 PM – 10 PM

Venice Art Crawl,“ARTravenous” 2025 Pacific Ave, Venice, California 90291, Curated by James Berkowitz, Thursday, May 18th, 2017, at 6 PM – 10 PM

April 

Produce Haus “Walls, a quest for immersive space.” 1318 E 7th St, Los Angeles, CA 90021. Opening Reception Thursday, April 27, 2017 Exhibition will be on view through July 31st 2017.

March 

“Las Chingonas,” Curated by Marissa Magdalena Sykes, In celebration of Women’s History Month, Avenue 50, a female led space. Featured artists include Martha Carrillo, Shatto Light, Aida Lugo , Aydinaneth Ortiz, Flor Quinto, Elyse Reardon-Jung, and Marjan Vayghan, Opening Night: Saturday, March 11, 2017 @ 7 PM – 10 PM, Exhibit runs until April 6th, 2017.

Art Venice Art Crawl, “ARTravenous” 2025 Pacific Ave, Venice, California 90291, Curated by James Berkowitz, Thursday, March 16, 2017, at 6 PM – 10 PM

February

MOCA, “BAILA-MOCA Roundtable,” MoCA Grand Avenue, 250 S. Grand

Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012, Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 10am-1pm

February

MOCA, “BAILA-MOCA Roundtable,” MoCA Grand Avenue, 250 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012, Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 10am-1pm

January

FAR Bazaar 2017 “Alternative Art Fair & Art Collective Festival,” January 28-29, 2017 | 10AM-10PM | Cerritos Collegesoon to be demolished 60’s FAR Bazaar: Cerritos College, soon to be demolished 60’s Art Building presents FAR Bazaar.

The Muslim Ban crushed my family, which took a toll on my creative schedule throughout 2017, beginning on Friday, January 27th, 2017.

2016
November

“The Art of Performance in Irvine: It’s Your Party,” Thursday, November 3rd at 7 PM – 9 P Experimental Media Performance Lab, UC Irvine Curated and Directed by Ulysses Jenkins and Deborah Oliver “It’s Your Party” Experimental Media and Performance Lab (xMPL) Contemporary Arts Center 4000 Mesa Road, Irvine, CA 92617, Thursday, November 3, 2016, 7:00- 9:00 pm

September

Hauser Wirth & Schimmel “A portrait project draws L.A. female artists to Hauser Wirth & Schimmel for a joyous flash mob” “REVOLUTION IN THE MAKING:” ABSTRACT SCULPTURE BY WOMEN, 1947 – 2016 On View from 13 MAR – 4 SEP 2016 http://marjanv.com/?page_id=12605

Gagosian Gallery, Helen Frankenthaler – Gagosian Gallery “There are no rules. That is how art is born, how breakthroughs happen. Go against the rules or ignore the rules. That is what invention is about.” – Helen Frankenthaler On Friday, September 16th, 2016, we gathered in Celebration of Helen Frankenthaler’s creative practice and exhibition at the Gagosian Gallery. http://marjanv.com/?page_id=13444

August

“MAIDEN LA 2016,” presents: Happenings and “Art-In-The-Street,” On Thursday, August 04, 2016: 10–11 Gagosian Gallery, 456 N Camden Dr, Beverly Hills
12–1 Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles
2–3 LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles
5–6 MOCA/ BROAD, 250 & 221 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles

21 “Uncommon Curriculum”, Mary Anna Pomonis and Allison Stewart, “Touchstones”, Cathy Salser with Window Between Worlds, and closing Yami Pot feast.

PØST 2016 Fundraiser Auction, PØST 1206 Maple Ave. #515, LA, CA 90015 USA, August, 2016

Closing reception August 21 from 3-5. Calendar of Events for the AHC residency at Angel’s Gate Cultural Center.

July

South Bay Contemporary: “IF I WERE A CARPENTER,” Curated by Steven R. Fujimoto, South Bay Contemporary at the LOFT, 401 South Mesa Street, Level 3, San Pedro, CA 90731, http://southbaycontemporary.org Thursday – Saturday 1-5pm,  Opening Reception: Saturday, July 9th 4-6pm, July 7 – 30, 2016

PØST 2016 Fundraiser Auction, PØST 1206 Maple Ave. #515, LA, CA 90015 USA,  June 23,16 – July 09, 16

Durden and Ray Gallery, “Newbies,” July 2-30, 2016 Opening Reception: Saturday Jul 2, 6-10pm An exhibitions of Durden and Ray’s newest members, 1950 S. Sante Fe, unit # 207, Los Angeles, CA 90021 Hours: Saturdays 11-5 pm, or by appointment.

Angel’s Gate Cultural Center, Marjam K. Vayghan and Meg Madison “40 Famous Women”, Rachel Finkelstein + Sacha Finn “Safe Space”, Kim Russo “Project About Family” AHC residency of artist workshops at Angel’s Gate Cultural Center, July 16, 2016 2:00-5:00pm

“Blue Orchard Dinner Conversation” “Her Story” at The Blue Orchard, off-site installation of exhibition “Coming to the Table” at Angel’s Gate Cultural Center. Proof that art can invite” 512 W F St, Wilmington, California 90744 T Performances and Readings by: Mary Anna Pomonis, Ayesha Fuentes, Elizabeth Medina, Thinh Nguyen, Siobhan Hebron, Seo Yun Son, Marissa Yardley Clifford, Marjan Vayghan, Christine Dianne Guiyangco and Armando Cortes, Mujeres Unidas, Maria and Waldeth. July 16th, 2016 6:00pm- 11:00pm

June

Angel’s Gate Cultural Center: June 25 Workshops: Carolyn Castaño “Other Feminist Histories” and Lili Bernard “Silent No More” Marjan K. Vayghan “Break the Lass and Fall into the Glassblower’s Breath”

Angel’s Gate Cultural Center: June 18th from 2- 5pm and a closing reception August 21 from 3-5. Calendar of Events for the AHC residency at Angel’s Gate Cultural Center: Marjan K. Vayghan Poetry reading.

Angel’s Gate Cultural Center: June 18 performances by Christine Guiyangco, Siobahn Hebron, Thinh Nguyen, Linda Ravenswood, Cindy Rehm and Marjan K. Vayghan

May 

“Ubikwist” Art Magazine, ten page write up, interview, Art works and performances created for the Ubikwist issue. Written by by Warren Reich, Photographs by Betina La Plante, New York, Brooklyn: Ode to Babel, 772 Dean Street, Brooklyn NY 11238. Paris: “Passage”9 bis Rue Auguste Barbier 75011 Paris and “OFR”20 Rue du Petit Thouars75010

Private Poetry Performances during Artem Galleries’ Openning night. Blessing the space, manifesting positivity and good wishes for Artem Gallery, May 21th, 2016 6:00pm – midnight.

April 

LACE: (En)Gendered (In)Equity: The Gallery Tally Poster Project, March 9th at 7:00 pm – April 17, at 6:00 pm, 6522 Hollywood Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90028, Organized by Micol Hebron

“13 Bedar Bagh” drawings, paintings and performance art in nature, Yucaipa, California

March

LACMA, Farhang Foundation, 8th Annual Nowruz Celebration, performance Art and festivities, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, March 13th, 2016 Procession from 3:00- 4:00 pm. Performance Art and events scheduled from 11:30AM – 7:00PM.

30Voices “Women’s Day Healing Sound Bath,” International Women’s Day. This Tuesday March 8th, 2016, 7:00pm till Awakening ones inner Shaman/Shewoman During total Solar Eclipse, 3315 Clerendon Rd. Beverly Hills CA 90210, March 8/9th, 2016

Women Who Count, curated by Doni, Sunday, March 6th, 2016. 1:00pm- 4:00pm

Venice Art Walk, “ARTravenous,” Danny’s Venice, 23 Windward Ave, Venice, California 90291, Thursday, March 17at 6 PM – 10 PM

February 

Consort – Curated by Kelly Thompson, Gallery Show Reception at Art Share LA

February 9· 18 Reception Saturday, February13, 2016

15 Years Anniversary Life Drawing, Photoshoot, Installation Art and Curated Happenings Feb 25- 28th, 2016 Overlooking Los Angeles, Crescent Dr Los Angeles, CA 90046

January 

Concert and Screening at Arizona’s Tempe Center For The Arts, Phoenix, AZ, Saturday,  January 2nd, 2016, 700 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe, AZ, 85281

2015

December 

Groundspace Project’s, Holiday Art Show and Party: Saturday, Dec 12, 5:00 to 9:00 pm. 1427 E. 4th St. #4, L.A. CA 90033.

Iranian Art Now 2015,“Giving and Benevolence,” Neekon Festival at the Golden Gate Park and De Young Museum of Art in San Francisco, California, USA; and website of Ziya Art Center September 5th. September 26 – December 29, 2015

November 

Radio interview, 670 AM KIRN, interview on “Fashionista’s Fight Back” and the LA Times Article, 670 AM KIRN 3301 Barham Blvd. Suite 300, Los Angeles, CA 90068, November 16, 2015

Performance “Fashionista’s Fight Back” Curated by by Shana Nys Dambrot, October 3rd- November 14, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, 117 N Sycamore St, Santa Ana, California 92701

LA times Article “Hansen: Santa Ana art stays fashionably progressive,” by David Hansen, http://www.latimes.com/socal/weekend/news/tn-wknd-et-1108-hansen-20151108-story.html

October 

Fashionista’s Fight back,” Curated by by Shana Nys Dambrot, October 3rd- November 14, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, 117 N Sycamore St, Santa Ana, California 92701

ICU vegetable Garden performance art, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center’s ICU, 757 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90024

 

Open Brain Halloween Performance Art, Mulholland Estates, 14111 Mulholland Dr, Beverly Hills, California 90210

September 

ICU vegetable Garden performance art at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center’s ICU, 757 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90024

July

Fashion and Art Performance Art in Catalina during 4th of July weekend

Iranian Art Now 2015,“Giving and Benevolence,” Neekon Festival at the Golden Gate Park and De Young Museum of Art in San Francisco, California, USA; and website of Ziya Art Center September 5th. September 26 – December 29, 2015

June

Art Share-LA, Curated by Shana Nys Dambrot “Sticks and Stones” Hallway Gallery,801 E 4th Pl, Los Angeles, California 90013 Events and Receptions on Saturday, July 11, 8:00pm – 11:00pm and Friday, July 24th, 7:00pm-11:00pm

9200 Crescent Dr, Los Angeles, CA, 90046, United States Open air painting, swinging performance and new series of Performance art Garments photo shoot  and happenings  June 19- 23rd, 2015

Action for Aging, Performance art with Dorothy, seamstress and a french confident of Ms Ford and the Ragon Family at the white house. 1425 South Wooster St, LA 90035,  June 25th, 2015, 1:00pm- 4:00pm (On June 25th I’m doing a hygiene care kit giveaway event and there will be farsi speaking participants. Are you interested in joining me. It will be at 1:15 to 1:30 until about 3:30pm. The building is pico Wooster senior housing..located right at Pico and Wooster. near La Cienega and Pico.)

April

Craft and Folk Art Museum: Lecture, “Focus Iran: Contemporary Photography & Video,” Craft and Folk Art Museum, 5814 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90036, April 19th, 2015

Angels Gate Art Center, “Hidden in Plain Site: Creative Referendums to Human Trafficking,” Curated and organized by Jerri Allyn, 3601 Gaffey St, San Pedro, CA 90731, Sunday April 26, noon- 6:00pm (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bill-bush/la-artists-propose-soluti_b_7110942.html)

March

“Dorood Series of Events” Drawing, Performance Art, Sculpting and interacting with Tehran and Shomal Iran in a variety of creative processes, March 17 – April 17th, 2015

February 

Otis

“The Situation Room” Curated by Micol Hebron – Opening Reception/Video Art screening, 2313 Norwalk Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90041, Saturday, February 21, 4:30pm – 9:30pm

Craft and Folk Art Museum: “Focus Iran” Lecture on History of Iran’s Photography, Persian High Tea and music by Hamid Saeidi, from 3PM till 5PM Craft and Folk Art Museum, 5814 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90036, Sunday, February 8at 2:00pm – 5:00pm

January

Craft and Folk Art Museum: “Focus Iran: Contemporary Photography & Video,” Craft and Folk Art Museum, 5814 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90036, Thursday  January 22, 7PM-10PM – May 3rd, 2015

2014

December

Long Beach Aquarium, “Mahi Performance Art and Happening,” 30 artists drawing and performing, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802, December 7th, from 11 am to 5 pm.

May- November

National Veterans Art Museum, Chicago: “Surrealism & War: The Exquisite Corpse Project,” curated by Jeanne Dunning and Aaron Hughes, 4041 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Second Floor, Chicago, Illinois, 60641, May- November, 2014

November

L.A. Municipal Art Gallery, ”Mixed-Media Miniature Mosaics.” I taught a creative workshop, inspired by Doris Duke’s Shangri La: Architecture, Landscape and Islamic Art and Shangri La: Imagined Cities exhibitions. 4800 Hollywood Boulevard, L.A., 90027, Saturday, November 15, 10:00am – 4:00pm

Laguna Art Museum, “An Elongated Now,” Lita Albuquerque: Particle Horizon, “Be a Point, Becoming Line, Becoming Arc Rotation Of Earth Around Sun,” 375 Cliff Dr.; Laguna Beach, CA 92651.  Saturday, November 8th, 2014, 2:30pm- 6:30pm

Wildlife Waystation, Performance Art, A Happening (among “50+ lions, 20+ tigers, lots of mountain lions, leopards, servals, ligers, panthers, wolves, grizzly bears. 48 hyper chimps, baboons, monkeys, etc…) Little Tujunga Canyon Rd, Angeles National Forest, CA 91342, Sunday, November 9th, 2014, 8:30am-4:00pm

October

Life drawing, public performance art and exhibit “Drawing horses ” @ The LA Equestrian Center, organized by Gary Geraths, 480 W Riverside Dr, Burbank, CA 91506, October 26, 2014, 10:00 am- 6:00pm

Life drawing, public performance art and exhibit “Drawing Elephants, Hippos and Rhinos and Triggers” @ The LA Zoo, organized by Gary Geraths, 5333 Zoo Dr  Los Angeles, CA 90027, 10:00 am- 6:00pm October 28th 2014

September 

Life drawing, public performance art and exhibit “Drawing Elephants, Hippos and Rhinos and Triggers” @ The LA Zoo, organized by Gary Geraths, 5333 Zoo Dr  Los Angeles, CA 90027, 10:00 am- 6:00pm September 28, 2014

July

Perform Chinatown 2014 : “CHAOS REIGNS!” Curated by Doug Harvey. Chung King Road, Los Angeles Performance Art Festival, “Grandfather’s Poems and Art sent from Iran,” Saturday July 26th, 2014, 12 Noon and 10 PM.

July- September

Doug Harvey contacted me while I was in Iran. I curated a series of Rooftop Building Bridges events throughout Tehran, Iran. Our events celebrated my grandfather’s writings and art. I sent a few of his books to be read and shared with Perform Chinatown 2014 : “CHAOS REIGNS!”

May, June, July, August

I traveled to Germany, Iran and Dubai during the Summer, in order to curate a series of Building Bridges Rooftop Events, Happenings, Meeting and Exhibitions. Due to the nature of our underground work with Building Bridges Rooftop, I will not list the events and the names of BBR members and participants.

May

LA Art Girls Squaring the Circle: Llano del Rio Centennial, 100th anniversary of the founding of the Llano del Rio Cooperative Colony, a utopian socialist community established in 1914. May 2-4th, 2014

Seyhoun Gallery, Curated by Maryam Seyhoun, Performance Art in Honor of Maryam Seyhoun’s mother’s memory and creative spirit. 9007 Melrose Ave. West Hollywood, CA, 90069 May 10, 2014 4:00- 8:00pm

Mastodon Mesa, with CAFAM: Granny Squared Public Art Workshop with Yarn Bombing Los Angeles, 7850 Melrose Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90046-7210

Seyhoun Gallery, “Halva Poetry and talk of Iran’s creative History,” Curated by Maryam Seyhoun, Performance Art in Honor of Maryam Seyhoun’s Father’s sudden Passing and creative spirit. Shohreh Aghdashloo shared her book “The Alley of Love and Yellow Jasmines,” with us. 9007 Melrose Ave. West Hollywood, CA, 90069 May 24, 2014 4:00- 8:00pm

Venice Art Walk Auction, Marjan K. Vayghan, Sakhf e Vayghan, 2014 Vinyl appliqué, Ed. 1/918″ x 53,” Poetry readings and personalized Art works

April

“دورود Dorood: New Art from Iran” Levantine Cultural Center 5998 W. Pico Blvd. Los Angeles, CA, 90035, March 28- April 27, 2014.

Kio Griffith “blueprint” 2014 100 blue quote readings, curated by Kio Griffith for West LA College Art Gallery, 9000 Overland Ave  Culver City, CA 90230, April 2014.

Whiskey A Go Go, Life drawing, public performance art and exhibit “Drawing Bands and Dancers organized by The Whiskey A Go Go, 8901 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 900696:00pm April 11th 2014

March:

“Yar-e-Mehraban,” 30 Voices, 4th Annual International Women’s day Celebration 2014, Reception March 8th, 6:00- 9:00pm, 508 S. San Vicente Blvd. Los Angeles, CA, 90048

January:

JAUS (pronounced ‘House’), All proceeds to UNICEF’s efforts in Syria. http://www.jaus-art.squarespace.com/shop/ An Exhibition and Fundraiser for Syrian Children (Organized by Ichiro Irie & Dasha Orlova. Co-hosted by Gabé Hirsch of UNICEF Next Generation), 11851 La Grange Ave. West Los Angeles, California, Opening reception: Friday January 24, 5:00pm to 9:00pm.

“The Traveler,” Screening and performance art event, Sponsored by the Law Offices of Taher Kameli, Wilmette Theater 1122 Central Avenue, Wilmette, IL, 60091, Saturday, January 11, 2014

2013

December:

Miami Art Basel Booth #E21, “Fire into Song” 300 W 41st St #214, Miami Beach, FL 33140, December 3-8th, 2013

“Under One Blue Sky” Benefit Emergency USA Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 7:00 PM – Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 10:00 PM

Screening and red carpet event for “The Traveler” in Seattle on Dec 8th @ 350 Kirkland ave., Kirkland, Seattle, WA, December 8th, 2013. In Los Angeles on December 1st and Novemver 17th @ Majestic Crest Theater, 1262 Westwood, LA, CA, November 17th, 2013 7-10pm

November:

“Carrousel Of Art” 132 Brooks Ave. Venice Beach, CA, 90291, Community Exhibit Celebrating, Art, Performance, Poetry, and Music Reception: Saturday, November 16, 2013 12:00pm until 6:00pm

Revolution performances with Public Practice Studio at the 18th Street Arts Center, 1657 18th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404, Friday, Nov 22, Monday, November 25, 2013, from 1-4PM

“Interface: Art, Fashion” Exhibition at the Gatov Gallery, 1250 BELLFLOWER BLVD., LONG BEACH, CA. 90840, Opening November 3rd, 2O13, 5-7pm Second Reception and set of performances on November 7th.

Live drawing, public performance art and exhibit, organized by Gary Geraths,“Drawing large cats, Lions, Ligers, Triggers and other wildlife” @ Wildlife Waystation, 14831 Little Tujunga Canyon Road, Lake View Terrace, California 91342, 10:00 am- 6:00pm November 03rd and 24th, 2013

LA screening and red carpet event “The Traveler” Majestic Crest Theater, 1262 Westwood, LA, CA, November 17th, 2013 7-10pm

October:

The Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art, “OCCUPY the MUSEUM” LA Art Girls Lecture, 5885 Haven Avenue, Rancho Cucamonga, CA, 91737, Exhibit: September 9 – November 23, 2013, Lecture on October 28th, 2013

“(en)Gendered (in)Equity – The Gallery Poster Project,” Project Curated by Micol Hebron, exhibition Margin Release Right, curated by Kio Griffith for West LA College Art Gallery, 9000 Overland Ave Culver City, CA 90230, October 14 – November 7th.

Live drawing, public performance art and exhibit “Drawing Elephants, Hippos and Rhinos and Triggers” @ The LA Zoo, organized by Gary Geraths, 5333 Zoo Dr Los Angeles, CA 90027, 10:00 am- 6:00pm October 06, 2013

Live drawing, public performance art and exhibit “Drawing horses ” @ The LA Equestrian Center, organized by Gary Geraths, 480 W Riverside Dr, Burbank, CA 91506, October 20, 2013, 10:00 am- 6:00pm

September:

“Art Works ADL: Justice, Advocacy and Art” honorary chair: Eli Broad, curated by Caspar Martin, Live Auction by Sothby’s, Reception and Art Auction held at Jeanne and Tony Pritzker’s state Tuesday, September 17th, 2013, 6:30 pm- 11:00pm

Performance Art and exhibit of new series of work, Venice Art Crawl at Shulamit Gallery 17 North Venice Boulevard, Venice, California 90291, on Thursday, September 19, 2013 at 6:00- 10:00 pm.

Live art and public performance art and exhibit “Drawing Giraffes” @ The LA Zoo, organized by Gary Geraths, 5333 Zoo Dr Los Angeles, CA 90027, September 22, 2013, 10:00 am- 4:00pm

“The Traveler” at London’s Portobello Film Festival, Westbourne Studios, 242 Acklam Road, W10 5JJ, September 11th, 2013, 9:00pm

August:

“O Brother Where Art Thou?” Curated by Shana Nys Dambrot, The TKU Charity Art Auction for Tibet House, 216 South Alameda Street, Los Angeles, California 90012, August 8 – September 5, 2013, Opening Reception and Auction August 10th, 2013, 7:00pm- Midnight

July:

The Tunnel, “TUNNEL RATS. A SKATEBOARD ART SHOW” Curated by Alex Larin Baranda and Kelly Thompson. 3400 N. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, 90065, Opening Reception: Saturday, July 13, 2013, 6:00pm until 10:00pm

Wild Girls and ChouChousat the Scribal July 12th-

June:

“2013 Monster Drawing Rally” guest curator Marjan K. Vayghan, Armory Center for the Arts, 145 North Raymond Avenue, Pasadena, California, 91103, Saturday, June 29th from 12 to 6 pm

Venice Art walk June 20-23 Performance on Rooftop/ private invite only exhibit of new series of threads and sculptures… photo shoot

“Yeki Bood, Yeki Nabood: Live Storytelling Event,” 2013 Venice Art Walk & Auctions, Shulamit Gallery17 N. Venice Blvd. | Venice, CA 90291, Sunday, May 19, 2013, 12:00pm – 7:00pm

Shulamit Gallery, “Stories” 17 North Venice Boulevard, Venice, California 90291, — day, ——–, 2013 from 7-9 PM.

“Smile” Exhibit and performance art organized by Micol @ Jankar Gallery

May:

GaryMay19th WildGirlsandChouChous,Thankyouagainfortakingpartin Gary Baseman’s House Party You truly helped to make it an exquisite event! We have another event (“Art Exploration with Gary Baseman”) occurring On this day, we will be holding a family-oriented art workshop. We are seeking models to be Wild Girls and ChouChous for the drawing class portion of this workshop, and we would love for you to participate! The call time for this event would be 12:30 PM, and the actual modeling would occur We were so thrilled with your involvement opening night; we would greatly appreciate it if you would continue to help us bring Gary Baseman’s unique world of whimsy to life! More information concerning “Art Exploration with Gary Baseman” can be found at the Skirball’s website (www.skirball.org). Please e- mail to let us know if you are available and interested in taking part. Thank you so much!

Yarn Bomb performance During Suzanne Lacy’s …. May 4th

Shulamit’s home Knitting and coroshe’n performance Art

April:

APRIL 24th CHOUCHOU AND WILD GIRL CHARACTER GUIDELINES Thank you so much for performing as ChouChous and Wild Girls. Your time, dedication, and enthusiasm in making Gary Baseman’s characters come to life are truly appreciated. SCHEDULE Call time 6:00 Press conference 7:30 Event begins, DJ set by Shepard Fairey Ongoing Art making, games 9:00 Nightmare and the Cat performs with Gary Baseman 10:00 Piñata-breaking 10:15 Mezuzah dedication 11:00 Event ends CONTACT INFO: Gloria Westcott: (323) 384-9675; mg.westcott@gmail.com Denise A. Gray: (760) 443-146;musedgray@gmail.com The Wild Girls and ChouChous come from a long line of characters created by Gary Baseman. They appear prominently in Baseman’s gallery exhibitions, Hide and Seek in the Forest of ChouChou and I Melt in Your Presence, two series from 2007. As curator Alice Hutchinson explains, “Baseman created a world run by little demons who thrive on sustaining chaos, hate, and fear in a realm of nymphs. The demons maintain order by keeping the girls figVenice Art, Venice, CA 90291, April 21, 2013, 6:00- 10:00pm

April 20th, CAFAM, corshe’n and kniting love stories performance

March:

Venice Art Crawl, “First Venice Art Walk of 2013,” 46 Windward Ave., Venice, CA 90291, March 21, 2013, 6:00- 10:00pm

Mastodon Mesa, 7850 Melrose Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90046-7210 March 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st, 2013, 10:00am- 5:00pm

Grand Canyon, “Grand Drawings, Happenings and Performance Art,” A series of events spanning from the Grand Canyon South Rim to the Desert View The Watchtower at the East Entrance Station, Grand Canyon National Park, February 28th- March 3rd, 2013

February:

Shulamit Gallery, “Cheh Khabar // What’s New?” “Leaving the Land of Roses” 17 North Venice Boulevard, Venice, California 90291, Tuesday, February 26th, 2013 from 7-9 PM.

Civic Center Studios, “Quince Quince,” curated and organized by Marissa Magdalena and Pete Galindo, Civic Center Studios 207 S. Broadway Suite One, Los Angeles, California, 90012, Saturday, February 23, 2013, 7:00- 9:00pm

Mastodon Mesa, with CAFAM: Granny Squared Public Art Workshop with Yarn Bombing Los Angeles, 7850 Melrose Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90046-7210

January – March:

Shulamit Gallery, “Leaving the Land of Roses” 17 North Venice Boulevard, Venice, California 90291, January-March, Reception: January 19, 2012, 7-9 p.m.

2012

December:

Moth-style storytelling event, “Home: True Stories from LA’s Muslims and Jews,” Busby’s East, 5364 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036, Sunday, December 2, 2012 | 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Shulamit Gallery, “CHEH KHABAR | WHAT’S NEW?,” 17 North Venice Boulevard, Venice, California 90291, December 13, 2012, 7-9 p.m.

October:

Fowler Museum, “Light and Shadows: My Heart Is In the East, and I Am At the Ends of the West,” 308 Charles E. Young Drive  North, Los Angeles, CA 90095 Opening Reception Performance: October 21st 1:00- 4:00pm

September:

Occu-Pie Performance Celebrating Occupy’s first birthday, individual Occu-Pies served by the marching waitresses, Los Angeles City Hall Park (Solidarity Park), Sunday, September 30, 2012

August:

LAX, Terminal 1 Gate 1. “Le Petit Jardîn Exhibit @ LAX”  Curated by Ginger Van Hook, August- November, 2012

Los Angeles Art Association, “Second Skin” Four Solo performance spaces featuring artists Kristine Schomaker, Denise Siegel, Elizabeth Tobias and Marjan Vayghan. Gallery 825 – 825 North La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90069, Saturday, August 18, 6-9pm

July:

18th Street Arts Center’s Summer Artnight: “Video Booth Performance and interviews, 18th Street Arts Center 1639 18th Street, Santa Monica, California 90404, Saturday, July 21, 2012, 6:30pm until 9:30pm

“Six artists presenting/performing on a political issue of their choice.” Curated by USSSA organizer: M. Ryan Noble, Pershing Square – Downtown – Los Angeles, CA Sunday, July 15, 2012, 2:30-6:00pm

June:

“Fellow Travelers” LA Mart, LA Mart: 1933 S. Broadway, LA, CA, 90007, 12th floor May- November Opening Reception June 2nd, 2012, Performance June 22nd, 2012

May:

“Eat. Drink. Art.” LAMAGA | Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery Associates,  at Barnsdall Park 4800 Hollywood BLVD. Los Angeles, CA 90027Saturday, May 12th, 2012, from 7:00 PM to 11:55 PM (PT)

April:

Analog Salon in Culver City, “Looking Glass,” curated by Shana Nys Drambrot,

Opening Reception: Friday April 20th 2012, 6pm -9 pm through June 1st, 2012 at The Analog Salon at Samitaur Constructs, 3535 Hayden Avenue, Culver City, California. Gallery hours are 9am through 5pm, Monday through Friday.

LACE and Peace Over Violence present “Self Defense Workshop for Women,” discussion, collaboration and Happening at LACE 6522 Hollywood Boulevard Los Angeles CA 90028, Wednesday, 18 April 2012, 4pm- 7:00pm

“Khale Suske,” consciousness raising conversation, by Neda Morid gathering around a Korsi at the Will Rogers State Park, Sunday, April 8th, 2012, from 4-7:00pm, critical dialogue in public regarding the relationship between her-storytelling, memory, art and domestic violence.

Post Performance of Allan Kaprow’s “Time Pieces” Performance, discussion and unpacking of (Allan Kaprow “Time Pieces” 7.12.73 – 3.27.12) at the HMS Bounty, Koreatown, Wednesday April 25th, 2012, 6:00pm- 9:00pm.

March:

Recreation of Allan Kaprow’s “Time Pieces.” (Allan Kaprow 7.12.73 – 3.27.12) According to the step by step score. LACE  6522 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90028, March 27th, 2012, 7:30pm – 10:00pm.

CAFAM, Craft And Folk Art Museum, “Máximo González: Playful.” 5814 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036-4501, Performance as well as Kinetic Installation Art, Saturday, March 24th, 2012, 10:00am- 6:00pm, with a post performance art piece during the curators talk on Sunday 25th, 2012.

Pre Performance of Allan Kaprow’s “Time Pieces” Performance, introductory discussion and unpacking of (Allan Kaprow “Time Pieces” 7.12.73 – 3.27.12) at Carol Stakenas’ home, Sunday, March 25th, 2012, 6:00pm.

CAFAM, Craft And Folk Art Museum, “Nowruz Workshops (five: Booklet making, sprout art, egg character creating, making buttons, Nowruz table coloring and information gathering.) and Performances, by Marjan Vayghan” 5814 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036-4501, Recalling Zoroastrian Nowrus traditions Tehran, Iran, Saturday, March 10th, 2012.

CAFAM, Craft And Folk Art Museum, “Nowruz INSTALLATION Performative, by Marjan Vayghan” 5814 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036-4501, Saturday, March 10- 19th, 2012.

February:

“Doin’ It In Private” CR Session at the “Doin’ It in Public: Feminism and Art at the Woman’s Building,” at Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College of Art. Saturday, February 6, 2012, 11:00am- 5:00 pm

“Forum with CODEPINK,” CalArts Main Gallery, California Institute of the Arts, February 1, 2012, 3:30- 6:00pm

“Myths of Rape,” recreation, CalArts Main Gallery, California Institute of the Arts, February 1, 2012, 3:30- 4:00pm

January:

“Doin’ It In Private” CR Session at the “Doin’ It in Public: Feminism and Art at the Woman’s Building,” at Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College of Art. Saturday, January 30, 2012, 11:00am- 5:00 pm

“Five Offerings, Recreation of Liebestod,” Craftswoman House, January 29, 2012, 6:30- 10:00pm

“Bread and Circus” Performance art with Raul Paulino Baltazar and the Otis Portable Parks IV Project, Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2372 , Jan. 28, 11:00 – 2:30pm 395

“Candlelight Ceremony,” Los Angeles Police Department, Three Weeks in January, Los Angeles Police Department 100 West 1st St. LA, CA 90012, January 27, 2012 5- 8:00 pm

“Doin’ It In Private” CR Session at the “Doin’ It in Public: Feminism and Art at the Woman’s Building,” at Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College of Art. Saturday, January 23, 2012, 11:00am- 5:00 pm

“Spine of the Earth 2012,” reception: January 21st at Craig Krull Gallery in Bergamot Station. Lita Albuquerque in conjunction with the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time: Art in Los Angeles 1945-1980. Spine of the Earth 2012 is a large scale performative sculpture that occured on the 287 step stairway at the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook in Culver City, on January 22nd from noon – 2pm

Ninth District Neighborhood City Hall 4301 S. Central Ave. LA, CA, 90011, A Community Dialogue on Ending Rape in Los Angeles,  January 20, 2012, 4-6:00pm.

“Myths of Rape,” Los Angeles Art Show Opening Night Premiere Party, at the downtown Convention Center West Hall, Rehearsal: January 15, from 1pm-5pm, Recreation: During the Los Angeles Art Show Opening at the Downtown Convention Center, January 18th from 3:30 to 8:30pm

Peace over Violence, Audio Recording and performance art, Three weeks in January, Peace over Violence, 1015 Wilshire Boulevard #200 Los Angeles, CA, 90017, January 16, 2012, 11:00am- 5:00pm

Map Marking MAP OPENS Community Practice, LAPD Building 3:30-4:30, then at MOCA 5:00- 9:00pm session on “Art and Violence Against Women” and walk through with the MOCA Apprentices, at MOCA, Thursday, January 12, 2012.

2011

“Simply Perfect,” Residency funded by Patrón in collaboration with LA Art Association, Hollywood, CA, December 27, 2011, 7:00pm – Midnight, New Year’s Eve, 2012.

CalArts, Lecture and presentation on Women’s Rights  December 7th, 2011.

Building Bridges Rooftops Toronto- London Nov. 25 -Dec. 4, 2011

StoryCorps, Occupy LA discussion, Occupy LACMA Performance talk, as well as orchestrating a discussion amongst an Occupier and a member of the Police force (mother and daughter). StoryCorps, Los Angeles, CA, November 20th, 7:00pm. November 28th, 5:00pm. November 29th, 11:00 am.

LACMA, Occupy LACMA, People’s Library, People’s Forum, Performances in Red, Story Corps discussions, as well as organizing creative installations and discussions. LACMA, Los Angeles, CA, November 20th, 2011, 2:00- 6:00pm

MOCA, Marina Abramović, Lilly Cup performance dedicated to the Spirits, lab coat performance, silent centerpiece understudy, as well as being a head and nude body safety observer for the evening. November 7-11th as a head centerpiece. On November 12th performance preference shifted to the Illy Cup Performance for the Spirits, lab coat performance as well as safety observer volunteer.  MOCA Gala, LA, CA, Nov. 12, 2011, noon- midnight

“Even They Never Meet,” curated by Nat Niu (Niu, Chun-Chiang), Ten portraits of Taiwanese women in dialogue with ten Los Angeles based female artists. My collaboration was recorded on November 16, 2011, 4:00- 6:00pm

Cal. State Northridge, “Myths of Rape Performance,” at the Western Regional Feminist Campus Leadership Conference, A Recreation of the 1977 Performance by Leslie Labowitz, November 5, 2011, 4:30 – 6:30pm.

Joshua Tree’s Art Tours, Joshua Tree, CA, Oct. 29- Nov. 2, 2011.

LACE, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions. Debating Through the Arts: Performance Art Event 4. “Contemporary Issues in Performance,” October 29, 2011, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Outpost for Contemporary Art, SUR: Biennial, “Panel on Art, Activism,” and ways in which Students can unite on Rooftops, Cerrito College, October 28, 2011.

Downtown LA Art Walk, ‘Concrete Jungle’ @ Clifton’s, 648 South Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90014-1807, Thurs. October 13, 2011

Downtown LA Art Walk, The wrestling tournament, a part of the “Lived Experience” exhibited at the Huntington Apartments on 8th and Main in Downtown LA, Thursday, Oct. 13th, from 6-11:00 pm.

Barnsdall Art Park, “Athco, Or The Renaissance of F______ Tree,” curated by Dorian Wood, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, 4800 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, California, Sunday, October 9 · 2:00pm – 4:00pm

“Order Up! The Waitresses, Continuous Performance action:” performance action at the opening of “Doin’ It in Public: Feminism and Art at the Woman’s Building,” at Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College of Art. Saturday, October 1, 2011, 5:00-7:00 pm

KCET, “Los Angeles Arrival Story,” written performance as a transplant, posted at 10:00am Pacific Standard Time, Thursday, September 29th on KCET.org.

Jancar Gallery, “Smell a Vagina,” Richard Newton, 961 Chung King Road Los Angeles, CA 90012, Performance as ethnic female holding curtains, directed and documented by Richard at Jancar’s, September 28th, 6:00- 8:00pm.

18th Street Arts Center, Legacy exhibitions, Pacific Standard Time, Collaboration Labs, Los Angeles, CA, Opening Reception and Performance in which I interviewed over twenty artists Saturday, Sep 24, 6–10 pm.

LATC, The Bucket Project At Grand Performances, curated by Marcus Kuiland-Nazario and Shana Nys Dambrot, Thursday, September 15th, 6 – 9pm.

FLAG STOP 2011 an alternative contemporary art event. 24777 Crenshaw Blvd, Torrance, CA, 90505, September 2-4, 2011.

Down Town Los Angeles Art Walk, “A Woman’s World,” The Salon at Cliftonʼs (2nd floor) 648 South Broadway Los Angeles 90014, Thursday, August 11, 2011, 5:00-10:00 pm.

JAUS (pronounced ‘House’), “Summer Soul Sis,” 11851 La Grange Ave. West Los Angeles, California, July 15th- August 28th, 2011

18th Street Arts Center, “Debating Through the Arts,”  June 4- August 28, 2011.

Shoshana Wayne Gallery, “Chain Letter,” curated by Doug Harvey, Marichris Ty, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, 2525 Michigan Ave # B1 (F1)  July 23- August 25, 2011,

Jancar Gallery, “Perform Chinatown,” curated by Tom Jancar, 961 Chung King Road, Los Angeles, CA 90012, Saturday, July 30th, 6:00pm- Midnight

Solo Exhibition at Los Angeles Art Association, Gallery 825, 825 N. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90069, May- June, 2011

The Affaire in the Gardens Art Show, 72 hour, outdoor performance within Legacy Crates, Beverly Hills, CA, May 20-22, 2011

LACE and Art Platform, 2011 LACE Benefit Art Auction, Los Angeles, CA, April- May, 2011

Craft And Folk Art Museum, Legacy Crates: Norooz Bazar Performance, 5814 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036-4501, Recalling Tehran, Iran, Saturday, March 19th, 2011.

18th Street Arts Center, Legacy exhibitions, “Have You Seen My Privacy?” Los Angeles, CA, February 1st- April 24th, Opening Reception February 19th, Legacy Celebration February 26th, 2011, Performances through out February and March 2:00pm- 6:00pm. The Legacy Crates will be exhibited at 18th Street Arts Center again for the “Cultural Equity,” Legacy Exhibit, on display from June 3- August 28, 2011

Panel: ALTERNATIVE CURATORIAL PRACTICES, panel of curators:

Cesar Garcia (LAX ART), Rita Gonzales (LACMA), Naima Keith (Hammer Museum), Meg Linton (Ben Maltz Gallery), Marjan Vayghan (Building Bridges), Tues. April 26th 6:30-9:30PM, 1657 18th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404.

2010

Fallen Fruit, “LetThenEatLACMA,” Leader of the Tomato Fighters, as well as a Bubble Gum Soldier(11,07,2010, 9:00 am- 8:00 pm Performances @ LACMA (tomato 3- 4 , gum 9:00am-8:00pm – every hour on the hour, fruit throwing sporadically throughout the day, cross pollenating randomly throughout the day. As well as greenroom performances with the other artists)

Performance Signage Transition XOXO to DREAM Monday, 11,08,2010, noon – 4:00 pm

LAAG, Panel discussion, at Loyola Marymount University, Ahmanson 1000, 1 LMU Drive, Los Angeles, California 90045. Wednesday, October 27, 2010,10 am – noon

Debating through the Arts, A Performance Art Event #2, curated by Jerri Allyn & Inez Bush, St. Elmo Village: 4830 Saint Elmo Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90019, Sunday, September 26, 1 pm – 9 pm.

Status of Women, 2010, Group Show: Harmony Reverberates Optimism, Curated by: Ronald Lopez, 11851 La Grange Ave.Los Angeles, CA 90025, Friday, September 10, 2010, 6:30pm – 9pm

Micol Hebron & the LA Vajazzlers, LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions), 6522 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028, Friday, September 10, 2010, 4:30pm – 7pm.

Metabolic Studio Public Salon, Debating through the Arts / Presentation and Interactive Workshop, curated by Jerri Allyn & Inez Bush, Farmlab: 1745 North Spring St. Unit 4, LA, CA,90012,Friday, August 20, 2010 @ Noon.

Chaos Confounded: A Performance, Feast and Benefit (Celebrating Highways 21st Anniversary), by Barbara T. Smith and Christen Sperry-Garcia, Highways Performance Space, Los Angeles, CA, Saturday August 14, 2010, 7:30 pm – Midnight.

“Building Bridges Film Festival, 2010” Rooftop Screenings, Tehran, Iran, Summer 2010, a series of three screenings including our August 5th screening. (Projection equipment set up on top of Grandparents rooftop and onto the rooftop of my 1st childhood friends rooftop. He was murdered on August 5, 2009.)

Solo, April 20, 2010 (B.P. Oil Spill, who got fucked up?), by Marjan Vayghan, PØST: 1904 E 7th Place LA CA 90021, Reception: Tuesday,  July 6, 2010, 7 – 9 PM.

Status of Women, 2010, Group Show: Harmony Reverberates Optimism, Curated by: Ronald Lopez Mc Nish Gallery, Oxnard College, 4000 South Rose Ave, Oxnard, CA 93036, February 24th – March 24th, Opening: February 24th 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm.

2009

“Building Bridges: From Tehran to Los Angeles,” The Fowler Museum, Thursday, October 15, 2009

“Globalization, HIV, & a Green Tomorrow?,” Watercolor Paintings of Masami Teraoka, 1970, curated by Marjan Vayghan @ Banafshe Gallery, Tehran, Iran Fall 2009

“Fly with the Cage,” Presented by Phantom Galleries LA and Edgar Varela , Curated by Building Bridges and SoCiArts, Phantom Galleries LA Miracle Mile 5412 Wilshire Blvd. LA 90036, July 10, – August 2, 2009

Art Happenings on the Hill, a one-day showcase, to conclude the Art Happenings weekend curated by Hammer, Fowler, Film & TV Archive, UCLA Live, Student Commission for the Arts, World Arts & Culture, and Office of Residential Life Covel Commons, 3rd Floor, Grand Horizon Room, Northridge room, UCLA, Los Angeles, California,  January 24th, 2009

Public Art Bus Tour, Part of The Feminist Art Project / TFAP, aligned with CAA Public Art Panel, chaired by Cheri Gaulke, Los Angeles, CA, Sunday March 1, 2009

Women’s Caucus for Art, Inventive Concepts: Models of Participatory Leadership in the Arts, Los Angeles, CA, February 2009

24th Street Theatre, “Debating Through the Arts/A Performance” Art Event #1, 24th Street Theatre, Los Angeles, CA, 2009

WSFS, The Western States Folklore Society’s Annual Conference, “BB: Presents Research,” 9045 Lincoln Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90045, Saturday, April 18, 2009.

“GEM,” LA Art Association, Gallery 825, 825 N La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90069, March 7, 2009- April 11, 20069

O Salon, “Artist Lecture Series, Building Bridges between the my studio practices >< the world at large, beyond & betwixt borders and sanctions,” 1147 Coldwater Canyon Drive, Beverly Hills, C A, 90210, Friday, MArch 27, 2009.

“Venus, Goddess of Love,” curated by Andi Campognone, LA Art Association, Gallery 825, 825 N La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90069, March 7, 2009- April 3, 20069

“More That Unites,” curated by Meeshka Bernabe, October 2008 London, England, December 2008 Seattle, May 2009 in Los Angeles, CA

2008

Orange County Museum of Art,“Flashing Nipple Happening,” at the opening of the California Biennial, Newport Beach, California, October 25,2008.

“More That Unites,” curated by Meeshka Bernabe, October 2008 London, England, December 2008 Seattle, May 2009 in Los Angeles, CA

Art Knows No Borders, at The Regent Theatre 448 S. Main Street LA, CA, 90013, opening reception, November 18, 2008 7 – 9 pm, Tuesday.

“Novella,” curated by Meg Linton, Gallery 825, 825 N La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90069, September 5 – October 2, 2008

World Festival of Sacred Music, 1000 artists, 41 events, 16 days, September 13- 28, 2008, LA, CA

Politrix Political Art Show, at Base-works Gallery 5411 W Adams Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90016, Opening Reception: Saturday, November 1-2, 2008, 8:00 pm – 2:00 am

“Aurora,” Gallery 825, 825 N La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA  90069, Opening Reception Sat. November 22, 2008, 6pm – 9pm.

“LAAGAFBLA2008(LA Art Girls Art Fair Biennial Los Angles 2008),” Phantom Galleries reception:  July 10th, 6pm -10pm, @ 601 Los Angeles Street, Downtown LA, CA 90013 & 610 South Main Street, Downtown LA, CA 90013- July 10 – August 23, 2008.

Plessy Day 1892, corner of Press and Royal St., New Orleans, June 3- 8, 2008

“Culture Crossing,” Glorya Kaufman Theater, Tuesday June 3, 2008 at 6:00pm.

Bronx Museum, Making It Together Women’s Collaborative Art + Comunity, Bronx, New York, Saturday, May 17, 2008

Central Park, Left My Hearts in New York (performance during the AIDS Walk New York at Central Park), Manhattan, New York, Sunday, May 18, 2008

May 1st March, Labor movement, in collaboration with Garment Workers Center and the UCLA  Labor Center, May 1,2008.

Museum Of Contemporary Arts, Allan Kaprow Art as Life, Los Angeles, CA, May 10, 2008

Getty, “Fluids” a presentation of Allan Kaprow’s Fluids from 1967- LA Art Girls over flow 2008, in conjunction with Allan Kaprow’s retrospective “Art as Life” @ MOCA, Los Angeles, CA

The City Art, “Global Warnimg”, in collaboration with the Iranian American Visual Artists, Los Angeles, California, opening reception: December 8- 9, 2007

2007

“Manifestations of Contemporary Arts in Iran ” curating American artists and artist collections (such as Bill Viola, Suzanne Lacy, The Marching Waitresses, and Masami Teraoka,..), @ The Museum of Contemporary Arts in Tehran, Tehran, Iran Fall 2007

Museum of Contemporary Arts in Los Angeles, in collaboration with WACK, Art of the Feminist Revolution exhibition. “Stories of Work and Survival,” LA, California, March 4- July 16, 2007

LACMA Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Performance during the Art Seen Magazine’s 25th Anniversary, LA, California, April 18, 2007

APEX, “The Most Curatorial Biennial of the Universe”, July 7- August 11, 2007, New Yourk.

Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, “Open Call LA”,  July 20- August 26, 2007, Los Angeles.

Phantom Galleries, “Migration Study”, Thursday May 10, 2007- August 29, 2007,  Los Angeles.

UCLA Glorya Kaufman Dance Theater, Video Production World Arts and Cultures 245, Los Angeles, California, December

Plugged Women’s Video Collective, “Her Shorts 2007” , Interview with Ali & Interview with IllegalAfghani Immigrant,http://www.pluggedvideocollective.org/. Curated by Gina Cestaro.

Gallery 825, Los Angeles Art Association, “Summer Stock”, Los Angeles, CA, Summer 2007

Pink Project Fashion show on saturday January 13, 8:00 p.m. at the Arena 1 gallery at the Santa Monica airport, as a member of the LA Art Girls.

2006

Otis College of Art and Design, Sunrise to Sunset: Honoring the Dead, Galef building, Los Angeles, California, November 2nd.

Ephemeral Gallery, “ State of Fear” curated by Audrey Haworth, Culver City, California, October

Watch Towers, photographs of watch towers and interviews with solders, Tehran, Esfahan, Sheraz, Hamedan, and Shoma, Iran, summer

Darya ye khasar, organized performance, Coed Soccer, boys and girls not in Islamic Hijab, Shomal, Iran, summer

Emam Zadeh Saleh, facilitated by merchants in the area, Tehran,Iran, August 20th

UCLA Glorya Kaufman Hall, Department of World Arts and Cultures, Choreographing The Margins Show, Los Angeles, California, May

Borders and Border Crossings, presentation of web- based proposals, Ahmanson 403, Los Angeles, CA, May 4th

William Grant Still Arts Center, Socialistic Group Show: New Work from Southern California, Los Angeles, California, March

Otis College of Art and Design, BFA Show, Galef building, Los Angeles, California, April- May

Ephemeral Gallery, on virtual space, “Weather or Not”, curated by Alexx Shaw Culver City, California, fall

Performance at the Sculpture Garden, curated by Jeff Philips, Woodland Hills, California

Bolsky Gallery, Stoning the East and the West, Los Angeles, CA, fall

2005

Museum of Martyrs, Shohada ye Maslum, curated by Ali Tehranie, Tehran, Iran, summer

Ben Maltz Gallery, Detours to Resonance, curated by Meg Linton, Los Angeles, California, fall

Bolsky Gallery, Reconciling Art Practices, curated by SusAn Barnet Los Angeles, CA

Bolsky Gallery, What it is, curated by Dana Duff show Los Angeles, California, fall

The Ephemeral Gallery, Community Collaborative, curated by Alexx Shaw Culver City, California, fall

Slanguage Gallery, curated by Mario and Carla Diaz, Los Angeles, California, winter

2004

Blue Space White Box, curated by James Elaine of the UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, California

107 Gallery, Portraiture, curated by Steven Hull, Los Angeles, California

Thing Gallery, curated by Mark Sarina, Los Angeles, California, spring

Bolsky Gallery, Out of Action, curated by Mia Babalis, Los Angeles, California, October

Construction-sites, Parks, Jungle gyms, Junk yards, Urban landscapes, and Commercial buildings, Drift Wood, Los Angles, California, winter

2003

Otis College of Art and Design built on sight facilitated by the sculpture department, curated by Dana Duff, Los Angeles, California, december

2002

Hammer Museum, Mandela, group project sponsored by the Hammer for high school students. Los Angles, California

Museum Of Contemporary Art, Collaborative Installation apart of a community art education program, Los Angeles, California, June

2001

Hammer museum 2001 UCLA Hammer Museum, Chosen to work at the Hammer Museum alongside an installation conceived as collaboration between Buddhist Monks and the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, California

Emam Zadeh Saleh, facilitated by merchants in the Bazar area, nine prayer rugs, lots of fresh food and Audience Participation, Tehran, Iran, summer, 2001

2000

Hammer Museum, Video Performance, group project sponsored by the Hammer for high school students. Los Angles, California

Current Community Organizations and  Projects:

Azerbaijani World Congress.

Vayghanian Visual Arts Council (established by my grandfather)Vayghan, Iran.

Los Angels Art Girls. LA. CA. U.S.A.

Gallery 825, Los Angeles Art Association.

Otis College of Art and Design, founder and president of the bowling team (one of

only two sports teams at Otis), Virgin Marry club, and the Year book committee.

Founder of the Artists’ Collective Los Angeles CA, The Building Bridges exhibition,

and the Khaneh E Honar Gallery in Tehran, Iran.

I.M.A.N.- Iranian Muslim Association of North America.

Founder of Building Bridges Collective and Building Bridges Exhibition series, “BB”

Otis Salon, founder Linda Marshalla Kunik

Republic of Peace, founded by Ofunne Obiamiwe

The All City Marching Waitresses

Suzanne Lacy’s Public Arts Program

Cofounder of MANNA:

MANNA – An artist collective comprised of Los Angeles-based visual artists, examines how identity is shaped by differences in language, gender, ethnicity and culture, desire, exile, solitude and freedom.  This community allows for both artists and spectators to transit across borderless art as they each re-create their own experience of this study in cross-cultural mapping.

Artists’ Collective – A building located in downtown Los Angeles, organized to promote dialogue between artists in Los Angeles and Iran whose work addresses issues of community, hybridty, and crossing border.

Sculpture Gardens – a sculpture garden to house work, meant to engage with and address issues of landscape and the politics of place. Surrounding gardens at the downtown building, are for communal use, and shows.

Khane Honar – Home of Arts studio/ Gallery – a residency to curate exhibitions in a space within the Tehran Bazaar, Iran

The Building Bridges Show – a series of events and exhibition I have curated. Such as an exhibition in Tehran at the Museum of Contemporary Arts, which opened during the fall (2007) showcasing the work of Iranian and American artists. (including Bill Viola, Suzanne Lacy, Masami Teraoka, Jerri Allyn, …. ) The show featured work from American artists and Iranian artists, highlighting collaboration and unity to counter act the violence portrayed by the government controlled media in both Iran and the United States.

LA Art Girls – evolved from informal gatherings and studio visits, which started in 2004, as a means of encouraging substantive discourse on contemporary art. The intentions of the LA Art Girls are to provide inspiration, support, dialogue and feedback to one another. The group strives to be a voluntary and non-hierarchical gathering of practices. The LA Art Girls has produced several collaborative projects: Strange Love (2005) an exquisite corpse-style video remake of Stanley Kubrick’s Dr. Strange love, exhibited at QED Gallery; Total Art Performance Event, a series of Fluxus-inspired performances at the Getty Center in June 2006; group exhibitions at Anna Helwing Gallery, LACE and Angles Gallery; a radio show on Kbeach Global Radio; and Overflow, a re-invention of Fluids (1967) by artist Allan Kaprow, at the Getty Center in April 2008. While there are over 30 members of the LA Art Girls at this time, a lesser number participates in the collaborative projects on a self-selecting basis. Meanwhile, all members of the group pursue their own practices as contemporary artists and participate in meetings and studio visits as they choose.

Selected Screenings

2015     Portobello Film Festival London

Our Submission to the Portobello Film Festival in London, “Mosafer,” toured for two years nationally and Internationally, beginning in Los Angeles, CA, United States. 2013- 2016 We are currently in talks with the BBC for the screening rights of the project globally.

2013 – 2016 National and international screenings for our Film “Mosafer” “Traveller.”

2011    “Building Bridges Rooftop Reflections, Tehran, Iran, April- May.

2011    “Building Bridges Rooftop Reflections, throughout Iran and India for all of January.

2010   “Building Bridges Film Festival, 2010” Rooftop Screenings, Tehran, Iran, Summer 2010, a series of three screenings including our August 5th screening. (Projection equipment set up on top of Grandparents rooftop and onto 1st childhood friends rooftop)

2009    “Building Bridges: From the rooftops of Tehran, Iran to Los Angeles,” The Fowler Museum, Thursday, 6:00- 8:00 pm, October 15, 2009

2007  Plugged Women’s Video Collective, “Her Shorts 2007” , Interview with Ali & Interview with IllegalAfghani Immigrant,http://www.pluggedvideocollective.org/. Curated by Gina Cestaro.

UCLA Glorya Kaufman Dance Theater, Video Production World Arts and Cultures 245, Los Angeles, California, December 4, 2007

Arena 1 gallery at the Santa Monica airport, “Afghani Immigrant Workers, Tehran, Iran,     summer of 2006.”  January 13, 8:00 p.m.

2006    UCLA Glorya Kaufman Hall, Department of World Arts and Cultures, Vitas Film Festival, Los Angeles, California, May 5, 2006

2006    Otis College of Art and Design, BFA Show, Galef building, Los Angeles, California, May

2005    Museum of Martyrs, Tehran, Iran

2004    Otis, Super 8 film in the “Out of Action Show,” Los Angeles, CA

2003    Town hall, Vayghan, Tabries, Iran

2002    IMAN (Iranian Muslim Association of North America), “Minority Struggle within the Islamic Republic,” Los Angeles, CA

Public Talks (Lectures and Panels)

2011

Panel: ALTERNATIVE CURATORIAL PRACTICES, panel of curators: Cesar Garcia (LAX ART), Rita Gonzales (LACMA), Naima Keith (Hammer Museum), Meg Linton (Ben Maltz Gallery), Marjan Vayghan (Building Bridges), Tues. April 26th 6:30-9:30PM, 1657 18th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404.

The Affaire in the Gardens Art Show, 72 hour, outdoor Public talk and Performance within Legacy Cratees, Beverly Hills, CA, May 20 and 22, 2011

2010    LAAG, Panel discussion, at Loyola Marymount University, Ahmanson 1000, 1 LMU Drive, Los Angeles, California 90045. Wednesday, October 27, 2010,10 am – noon

Debating through the Arts, A Performance Art Event #2, curated by Jerri Allyn & Inez Bush, St. Elmo Village: 4830 Saint Elmo Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90019, Sunday, September 26, 1 pm – 9 pm.

2009   Guest speaker in Peter Sellars’ Enlightenment class, World Arts and Culture, UCLA, Fall 2009

2008  O Salon, “Artist Lecture Series, Building Bridges between the my studio practices >< the world at large, beyond & betwixt borders and sanctions,” 1147 Coldwater Canyon Drive, Beverly Hills, C A, 90210, Friday, MArch 27, 2009.

2007   UCLA Glorya Kaufman Hall, Department of World Arts and Cultures, Chew On This, Brown bag Lecture Series, Los Angeles, California, January 15, 2008 12:00 noon- 1:00 p.m

2006  UCLA Glorya Kaufman Hall, Department of World Arts and Cultures, Choreographing The Margins Artist Lecture Artist Lecture, Los Angeles, California, May 5, 2006 11:00 am

“Borders and Border Crossings”, presentation of web- based proposals, Ahmanson 403,  Los Angeles, CA, May 4th 4:30- 5:30 p.m.

Artist Lecture at the forum, Los Angeles, CA, March 28 7:00 p.m.

Otis College of Art and Design, BFA Show, Galef building, Los Angeles, California, May

2005    Museum of Martyrs, Tehran, Iran

Otis, Detours to Resonance show curated by Meg Linton in relation to feminism and what is to be transnational artist

2001     University High with in the art program

1998- 2006  Iman, during most events concerning youth classes, event, and art shows

Privet Lectures

2008    UCLA, World Arts and Culture, Wowdow’s class, May 2, 2008

2006  Lecture at Joann Staten’s class in reference to Iranian culture both in the Middle East and Westwood California. June 1, 2006 12:30 p.m. till 6:00 p.m. performance, intro to Iranian tradition, food, culture through national artistic practice(ex. rugs), and my own individual artistic practice.

Public Collections

Museums Of Contemporary Art, Tehran, Iran

Museum of Martyrs, Tehran, Iran

Awards, Honors, and Accomplishments

2007    Museum of Contemporary Art, Selected by Suzanne Lacy to participate in “Art of the Feminist Revolution exhibition” a collaborative installation with MOCA and WAC, Los Angeles, CA.

2007    Invited to become a member of the LA Art Girls.

2006    Acquired a contract with museum of Contemporary Arts in Tehran, Iran for an exhibition in during the fall of 2007.

2006 Otis college of art and design chosen class marshal for the 2006 commencement ceremony.

2005    Museum of Martyrs, plaque of recognition, for my participation in the show as an Iranian American artist, Tehran, Iran, summer

2005    Navied Foundation, eight thousand dollars Funding to go towards my gallery in Tehran, Iran, late spring

2005   Otis College of Art and Design, Sculpted Bowling Ball from the bowLing team. I am president and founder of the bowling team (one of only two sports teams at Otis), Virgin Marry club, Year book committee, and the unofficial Persian Club. Los Angeles California, fall

2002     University High School, The AP 3-D Design Plaque, the first three dimensional award presented to a student with in the art department, Los Angeles California, spring

2002  Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, Scholastic Art & Writing Award, for  Excellence in Visual Arts, Los Angeles, California

2001   Hammer Museum, Chosen to work at the Hammer Museum alongside an installation conceived as collaboration between Buddhist Monks and the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, California

2001   Museum of Contemporary Art, Selected by the California Arts Council to participate in a collaborative installation at MOCA, Los Angeles, California

2000- 2001   Who’s Who Among American High School Students, honorary Who’s  Who award, Los Angeles, California

2000    Recognized as gifted in Los Angeles County, which led to Advance Placement Art Practices for three years at University High School

2000  UCLA Hammer Museum, Selected to work with Susan Mogul a video installation artist, Los Angeles, California

1999    Y.E.P.A., award for Cooperative Participation, from the youth education panel of academic instructors, Los Angeles, California

1998     Two Computer Education Awards for the Mars Red Rover Project, and One for the Land Escape Design of the Mars Project, a program witch took place amongst a community of over twenty middle schools, Los Angeles, California

1992  Masjedeh Jame, 1st place in a national contest, in the gifted young artist program, Tehran, Iran

Experience

English being my fourth language, I am able to connect with to, and understand people from a diverse group of cultures.

Founder and president of the Building Bridges Show curated between Iranian and American Artists.

Chief Creative Director at Arjay Entertainment with experience including but not limited to production design, still photography, interior design, and wardrobe consultation.  2006- present

Arts and Foreign Language Instructor at IMAN (Iranian Muslim Association of North America) sense 1998, as well as substitute at the Beverly Hills Lingual Institute. 1998- 2007

Class Marshal, class of 2006.

Otis College of Art and Design, president and funder of the bowling team (one of only two sports teams at Otis), Virgin Marry club, Year book committee, and the unofficial Persian Club.

Event and lectures organizer at IMAN.

A part of a youth group at the UCLA Hammer Museum during 2001 building a Mandala in conversation with Tibetan monks exhibiting at the Hammer.

As well as a program at the UCLA Hammer Museum, working with video performance artists  Susan Mogul during 2000.

I have experience working alongside Museum of Martyrs in Tehran, Thing Gallery, Slanguage

Gallery, Bolsky Gallery, and the Ephemeral Gallery in Los Angeles, by helping organize events, urated shows .

Publications:

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Rahavard, Arts and Culture, ART AND THE INSPIRATION OF DUST, GRAVES & ROOFTOPS, By Marjan Vayghanhttp://rahavardenglish.com/arts-culture/

Art Asia Pacific Almanac 2008, Today’s Art From Tomorrow’s World, Volume 3, New Yourk, 2008.

Department of World Arts and Cultures Catalogue, Choreographing The Margins Show, Los Angeles, California, May 2006

Books published on passed installations along with personal stories influencing each piece :

Marjan K. Vayghan. Displaced Branches fall of 2005. Los Angeles: Apple, Inc., 2006. (available both in soft and hard cover.)

Marjan K. Vayghan. Drift Wood Collaboration fall of 2004. Los Angeles: Apple, Inc., 2006., (available both in soft and hard cover.)

Marjan K. Vayghan. Information Cart Performance, Fall of 2005 @ the Ephemeral Gallery, Culver City, California, United States. Los Angeles: Apple, Inc., 2006. (available both in soft and hard cover.)

Marjan K. Vayghan. Prayer Rug Installation Imam Zadeh Saleh summer of 2002. Los Angeles: Apple, Inc., 2006. (available both in soft and hard cover.)

Marjan K. Vayghan. Permutations of Three Warren and Marjan Collaboration, winter of 2003. Los Angeles: Apple, Inc., 2006. (available both in soft and hard cover.)

Marjan K. Vayghan. Haft Seen fall of 2005. Los Angeles: Apple, Inc., 2006. (available both in soft and hard cover.)

Marjan K. Vayghan. Out of Action Show fall of 2004 Museum of Martyrs summer of 2005.Los Angeles: Apple, Inc., 2006. (available both in soft and hard cover.)

Marjan K. Vayghan. Watch Towers & Interviews with Solders summer of 2005 till the summer of 2006. Los Angeles: Apple, Inc., 2006. (available both in soft and hard cover.)

Text regarding installations and work published in the annual catalog released by the Museum of Martyrs.

Discussion in relation to feminism and what is to be a transnational artist in a show curated by Meg Linton “Detours to Resonance” published in Wash magazine, and the show catalog. Small excerpts and images in the Otis view Catalog. also in a book of shazia skandar’s work.

Biography published in the Who’s Who Among American High SchooL Students, 2001, Los Angeles, California.

 

 

Links

Links to works and performances Shared on Facebook:

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░♥░ http://issuu.com/fabrik/docs/fabrik20?e=1031955/2009114  pages 80-81

░♥░ http://www.kcet.org/arts/artbound/counties/los-angeles/marjan-k-vayghan-legacy-crates-shulamit-gallery.html

░♥░ http://shulamitgallery.com/marjan-vayghan/ Leaving the Land of Roses January- March 2O13

░♥░ Mastodon Mesa March with Marjan: www.mastodonmesa.com March 2O13

░♥░ http://www.freshbakedbakery.com Venice Art Crawl March 2O13

░♥░ http://blogs.laweekly.com/arts/2011/12/moca_gala_controversy.php

░♥░ http://www.kcet.org/socal/departures/columns/arrival-stories/arrival-story-marjan-vayghan.html

Facebook Art and Performance Albums:

░♥░ “Order Up! The Waitresses, Continuous Performance action:” performance action at the opening of “Doin’ It in Public: Feminism and Art at the Woman’s Building,” at Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College of Art. ░♥░ Sat. October 1, 2011, 5-7 pm:

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 “Flag Stop!” September 2nd, 3rd, and 4th, Friday- Sunday ♥

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 Smoking Performance @ JAUS Opening July 15, 2011 – August 28

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 Closing Reception and After Party @ JAUS August 28, 2011

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 Perform Chinatown – Jancar Gallery – July 30th

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 Exhibit: “A Woman’s World” ♥ DTLA Art Walk ♥ 08.11.11

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 Opening Night, June 18, 2011 ♥18th Street Arts Center

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 “Break the Lass and Fall into the Glassblower’s Breath” @ Beverly Hills’ Affaire in the Gardens

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 SOLO @ Los Angeles Art Association

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 Opening ♥ February 19, 2011 ♥ Legacy Crates ♥ 2009- 2011 ♥18th Street Arts Center

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