Lara Salmon

b. 1987, San Diego, California


2016 MFA, Claremont Graduate University
2011 BA, University of California Berkeley
2010 Undergrad thesis, American University of Beirut
Selected Exhibitions
“Geldwä$€he,” Berlin, Germany. Intervention installation/performance in collaboration with Regina Mamou as Research for the Bermuda Triangle (RBT) at SomoS Art Space.

“Best Western,” Marrakech, Morocco. Intervention installation/performance in collaboration with Regina Mamou as RBT at Queens Collective.

“contraDINE,” Beirut, Lebanon. Intervention installation/performance in collaboration with Regina Mamou as RBT at Concept 2092.

“R/evolving,” Berlin, Germany. Solo Exhibition and presentation of month-long performance Tower 13 at SomoS Art Space.

“4th of July Performance,” Künste der Welt (KdeWe), Esslingen, Germany. Performance with Yaron Guerrero Santos and Leander Schwazer as part of Santos’s exhibition in the space.

“ARTCRIB 18,” Claremont, California. Pop-up show exhibiting writing on Ice and Fire. Curated by Alice Marie Perrault.

“Going-away performance,” Independent performance of Ice and Fire on a street in downtown Los Angeles, California.

“Does It Make A Sound,” Ochi Gallery, Sun Valley, Idaho. Durational performance of Running Out of Time.

“Havana Intoxication,” Elevator Mondays, Los Angeles, California. One of four performances in the Lunar Performance series. Curated by Don Edler.

“Maybe All of Us at Once,” Los Angeles Contemporary Archive, Los Angeles, California. Participation in 24-hour durational writing sit-in with twelve artists/writers. Curated by Meital Yaniv and Kimberly Zumpfe.

“Set the Table,” BBQLA, Los Angeles, California. Performance as part of a group show curated by Thomas Linder.

“Irrational Exhibitions 10, Mapping the Divide,” Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, California. Durational performance of Sincerely, America. Curated by Deborah Oliver.

“Ivanka Loves Refugees,” PØST, Los Angeles, California. Performance and solo show.

Far Bazaar 2017, Cerritos College, Los Angeles, California. Performance of Blue Lips as part of the CGU group “Bolt from the Blue.”

“Group-a-Therapists,” Maiden LA, Los Angeles, California. Performance of Refugee Notes. Curated by Michael Haight.
Performance Art Festival 2016, SPACE gallery, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Curated by Bunker Projects.
“Irrational Exhibitions 9,” Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, California. Performance of Jam Lick in show curated by Deborah Oliver.

“SoCal MFA Juried Exhibition,” Millard Sheets Center for the Arts, Pomona, California.
“WITH/IN,” Kallick Gallery, Pitzer College, Claremont, California. Performance of Stick Piece. Curated by Lekha Jandhyala.
“Brown Eyed Girl,” East Gallery of Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, California. MFA Thesis Show.

“The Global Mixup,” with exhibitions in Space Debris Art, Istanbul, Turkey and Lumberjack, London, England. Host and participant for the Los Angeles group.
“SOUP,” East Gallery of Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, California. Performance of SPF 500.
“Somewheres,” Peggy Phelps Gallery of Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, California. Curated by David Pagel.
“The Airmail Project”with exhibitions at Space Debris Art, Istanbul, Turkey; Camberwell Post Office, London, England; A Fish in Sea Community, Hamra, Beirut.
“Golden Gate Parlor Show” Silverlake, Los Angeles, California.    
“Trilateral 2015-The Continuum” The dA center for the Arts, Pomona, California.                          
“Three Nice Words,” Peggy Phelps Gallery of Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, California. Performance of Diet Coke Bath.
“The Airmail Project,” Louis Jane Studio, Pasadena, California. A global project co-organized by London-based artist Richard Watkins and Lara Salmon involving 16 artists in 16 countries collaborating by post.
“Beyond Borders,” The House of Lebanon, Los Angeles, California.
“The Canvas Project,” Pasadena City Hall, California.
“No Vacancy, Artwork to support Syrian Refugees,” Louis Jane Studio, Pasadena, California. A mother-daughter painting show to raise money for the International Rescue Committee’s work with Syrian refugees.
“Coochie Coo,” bG Gallery, Santa Monica, California.
 “The Blood Portrait Project,” TRUU Designs Studio, Pasadena, California.

“Summer Eve,” TRUU Designs Studio, Pasadena, California.

“Take it and Run,” Department of Social Affairs, London, England.
“Kamikaze Art Show,” Da Vinci Gallery, Los Angeles Community College, Los Angeles, California. 
“777,” The Dome, Beirut, Lebanon. A large-scale performance piece under the organization of Cornelia Kraft.

Senior Thesis Exhibition, The American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon.
Honors and Awards

Friedman Grant Recipient, Claremont Graduate University, 2015.

GSC Student Travel and Material Award, 2015.
Regent and Chancellor’s Scholarship Recipient, UC Berkeley, 2006.
“Artslant Showcase Winner, Round 5”—for painting Brent of The Blood Portrait Project
“The Prestige Award and Film Festival,”—Silver Award in Experimental Film for Blood Film.
“The Indie Gathering,”—Second Place in Experimental-Micro category for Blood Film.
“Columbia Gorge International Film Festival,”—Best Experimental Short for Blood Film.
“The Indie Fest,”—Award of Excellence for Blood Film.
“Lucerne International Film Festival,”—Award of Merit for Blood Film.
 “Sydney Underground Film Festival,”—Award Winner for Blood Film.

A quickie: We're already women, do we have to be on fire? Lara Salmon's Ice and Fire, Georgia Sydney Lassner, Unpublished, 5/27/2018.

LARA SALMON, Fresh Faces in Art, Kio Griffith, Fabrik Contemporary Art and Design. Print Issue 37; Fall 2017.

Eternal Messages to the Middle East, Moj Mehr-Assa, Artillery Magazine 6/15/17.

5 Art Shows to See in LA This Week, Catherine Wagley, LA Weekly 3/22/2017.

Interview on Al Arabiya Morning Show, 12/28/2015.
Future TV Network, Lamasat Episode 273. Interview for The Airmail Project filmed in Beirut, Lebanon.
The Airmail Project, Peter Maloy, ArtBlitz LA, 2013.
Pasadena Art show helps Syrian Refugees caught in Crisis, Rachel Young, Pasadena Now 2013. 
Mother-daughter artists raise money for Syrian Refugees, Brenda Ghazzar, Los Angeles Daily News 2013. Web and print. 
Pasadena Mother and Daughter Artists help Syrian Refugees, Staff Reports in Pasadena Now 2013. Web. 
2012 Sydney Underground Film Festival: Award Winners, Mike Everleth, Bad Lit, 
The Journal of Underground Film 2012. 
Beirut's Brood, Adam Klein, MIT Press Performance Art Journal 97th ser. 33.1(2010): 63-70.    
An article written about “777” and its significance in Beirut.

Teaching Experience
Assistant for Keith Lord, Intro to Drawing, University of La Verne, Fall 2014.
The Art of the Critique, Claremont Graduate University, Spring 2016. Course leader on group critique for my MFA program.


SomoS Art Space, Berlin, Germany. Artist in Residence 6/3/2018-8/31/2018. SomoS Artist Page:

Haven for Artists, Beirut, Lebanon. Artist in Residence 9/1/2018-11/30/2018.

Queens Collective, Marrakech, Morocco. Artist in Residence 12/1/2018-1/31/2019.

Published Writing

Annie Kurkdjian at Art Lab Lebanon, Art and Cake LA, 10/29/2018.

PALA LAB: Cultivating a Meta-Collective in Berlin, Art and Cake LA, 9/10/2018.

The Tenth Berlin Biennale: No Hero Necessary, Art and Cake LA, 7/30/2018.

Teresita de la Torre: Hilanda Relaciones at Eastside International, Art and Cake LA, 5/20/2018.

Weekend at Berenice: Performance Art is Well and Alive in the Hillsides of Los Angeles, Art and Cake LA, 5/19/2018.

iris yirei hu: How to Exist through Interwoven Knowledge, Art and Cake LA, 4/22/2018.

Rachel Yezbick, COVER ME at Garden, Art and Cake LA, 4/6/2018.

Zoë Buckman Packs a Punch in Let Her Rave at Gavlak, Art and Cake LA, 3/26/2018.

Elevator Mondays: Ascending Convention, Artblitz LA, 7/14/2017.

Liz Nurenberg: Invitation to Play, Artblitz LA, 5/8/2017.

Seymour Polatin: A Drive to Curate, Artblitz LA, 3/19/2017.

Jason Rhoades: A Homecoming, Artblitz LA, 3/1/2017.

Angkrit Ajchariyasophon: Art in the Time of Politics, Artblitz LA, 2/6/2017.

Behind the Tongs: the Guys of BBQLA, Artblitz LA, 12/8/2016.

In the Dungeon of Kim Ye, Artblitz LA, 10/20/2016.

Robert Mapplethorpe, Public Exhibitions in Los Angeles, Artblitz LA, 7/17/2016.

Comments on Art Institutions and Practices, Edited by Leanne Elizabeth Simaan, VISIT Curatorial Art Magazine, Issue #3, Oct 2016.