LARA SALMON – CV

b. 1987, San Diego, California; lives and works in Los Angeles, California

EDUCATION
2016 - MFA, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, California
2011 - BA, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, California
2010 - Undergraduate Thesis, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon

RESIDENCIES
2019
Queens Collective, Marrakech, Morocco (December 1, 2018-January 30, 2019 & September 1-November 30, 2019)

2018
Haven for Artists, Beirut, Lebanon (September 1-November 30, 2018)
SomoS Arts, Berlin, Germany (June 3-August 31, 2018)
 
SOLO EXHIBITIONS AND PERFORMANCES
2018
R/evolving, SomoS Arts, Berlin, Germany (performance of Tower 13)
Ice and Fire, Undisclosed location, Los Angeles, California (independent performance)

2017
Ivanka Loves Refugees, PØST, Los Angeles, California (performance and ensuing exhibition)
Havana Intoxication, Elevator Mondays, Los Angeles, California (installation and performance)

2016
Brown Eyed Girl, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, California (MFA Thesis performance and exhibition)

2012 
The Blood Portrait Project, TRUU Designs Studio, Pasadena, California

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS AND PERFORMANCES
2019
Not An Exit: Old School Performance Art in L.A., Art Share L.A., Los Angeles, California (performance of Erotica Read to a Soundtrack by my Gut)
Let Me Eat Cake, Too!!, Blue Roof Studios, Los Angeles, California (performance of borborygmi at preview opening)

2018
4th of July Performance, Künste der Welt (KdeWe), Esslingen, Germany (performance with Yaron Guerrero Santos and Leander Schwazer)
ARTCRIB 18, Claremont, California (pop-up show exhibiting writing on Ice and Fire)

2017
Does It Make A Sound, Ochi Gallery, Sun Valley, Idaho (performance of Running Out of Time)
Set the Table, BBQLA, Los Angeles, California (performance of Untitled River Piece)
Irrational Exhibitions 10, Mapping the Divide, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, California (durational performance of Sincerely, America)
Far Bazaar 2017, Cerritos College, Los Angeles, California (performance of Blue Lips)

2016
Irrational Exhibitions 9, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, California (performance of Jam Lick)
SoCal MFA Juried Exhibition, Millard Sheets Center for the Arts, Pomona, California 
WITH/IN, Kallick Gallery, Pitzer College, Claremont, California (performance of Stick Piece)
The Global Mixup, Space Debris Art, Istanbul, Turkey and Lumberjack, London, England (host and participant for the Los Angeles group)
 
2015
The Airmail Project, Space Debris Art, Istanbul, Turkey, Camberwell Post Office, London, England, and A Fish in Sea Community, Hamra, Beirut (co-organization of traveling art project with Richard Watkins)
Golden Gate Parlor Show, Silverlake, Los Angeles, California    
 
2014
Three Nice Words, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, California (performance of Diet Coke Bath)
Beyond Borders, The House of Lebanon, Los Angeles, California
 
2013
No Vacancy, Artwork to support Syrian Refugees, Louis Jane Studio, Pasadena, California
Coochie Coo, bG Gallery, Santa Monica, California
 
2010
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

COLLABORATIONS WITH REGINA MAMOU as RESEARCH FOR THE BERMUDA TRIANGLE (RBT)
2019
Publick Spectacle, PØST nomadic project at MiM Gallery, Los Angeles, California (One-night intervention for the month-long Kamikaze exhibitions)
Dazzle Camouflage, Flat Top Hill in Montecito Heights, Los Angeles, California (One-night intervention for the performance festival Weekend at Berenice)
7 Actions for a Concrete-Colored Sky, 13th Bienal de la Habana parallel program, The Blockhouse, Havana, Cuba (One-night intervention for the Fluxus festival Cantos Comunes/Common Chants)
Geldwä$€he/Money-Laundering, SomoS Art Space, Berlin, Germany (One-night intervention, exhibition, and micro-residency)
Best Western, Queens Collective, Marrakech, Morocco (Tableau vivant as artists-in-residence)

2018
contraDINE, Concept 2092 at Haven for Artists, Beirut, Lebanon (One-night intervention followed by exhibition as artists-in-residence)

HONORS AND AWARDS
2015
Friedman Grant Recipient, Claremont Graduate University
GSC Student Travel and Material Award

2012
“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.

2006
Regent and Chancellor’s Scholarship Recipient, University of California, Berkeley

ARTIST PRESENTATIONS
2019
Can’t Touch This, The Institute for Art and Olfaction, Los Angeles, California (Artist talk with Regina Mamou presenting the work of Research for the Bermuda Triangle)

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
2016 
The Art of the Critique, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, California (Sprint 2016)

2014
Assistant for Keith Lord, Intro to Drawing, University of La Verne, La Verne, California (Fall 2014)
 
BIBLIOGRAPHY
2019
Forthcoming: An interview with Natalie Mik, The Invisible Archive (September 25, 2019)

2018
“A quickie: We’re already women, do we have to be on fire? Lara Salmon’s Ice and Fire,” by Georgia Sydney Lassner, Unpublished, (May 27, 2018)

2017
“Lara Salmon: Fresh Faces in Art: Artists You Should Know,” by Kio Griffith, Fabrik Contemporary Art and Design, Issue 37
“Eternal Messages to the Middle East,” by Moj Mehr-Assa, Artillery Magazine (June 15, 2017)
“5 Art Shows to See in LA This Week,” by Catherine Wagley, LA Weekly (March 22, 2017)

2015
Interview on Al Arabiya Morning Show (December 28, 2015)
Interview for The Airmail Project, Future TV Network, Lamasat (program), Episode 273 (filmed in Beirut, Lebanon)

2013
“Pasadena Art show helps Syrian Refugees caught in Crisis,” by Rachel Young, Pasadena Now
“Mother-daughter artists raise money for Syrian Refugees,” by Brenda Ghazzar, Los Angeles Daily News
“Beirut’s Brood,” by Adam Klein, MIT Press Performance Art Journal, 97th Series 3.1, pages 63-70

PUBLISHED WRITING
2019
“A New Genre of Art Writing: Ana Teo Ala-Ruona at Gas,” Art and Cake Los Angeles (June 30, 2019)
“The Tender Touch of an Exceptional Motherhood: Alice Marie Perreault at Flux Art Space,” Art and Cake Los Angeles (June 24, 2019)
“soft. core. – a Duo Female Curating Initiative,” Art and Cake Los Angeles (June 9, 2019)
“Conrad Ruiz Paints the Guys, Dudes, Bros and Men,” Art and Cake Los Angeles (May 30, 2019)

2018
“Annie Kurkdjian at Art Lab Lebanon,” Art and Cake Los Angeles (October 29, 2018)
“PALA LAB: Cultivating a Meta-Collective in Berlin,” Art and Cake Los Angeles (September 10, 2018)
“The Tenth Berlin Biennale: No Hero Necessary,” Art and Cake Los Angeles (July 30, 2018)
“Teresita de la Torre: Hilanda Relaciones at Eastside International,” Art and Cake Los Angeles (May 20, 2018)
“Weekend at Berenice: Performance Art is Well and Alive in the Hillsides of Los Angeles,” Art and Cake Los Angeles (May 15, 2018)
“iris yirei hu: How to Exist through Interwoven Knowledge,” Art and Cake Los Angeles (April 22, 2018)
“Rachel Yezbick, COVER ME,” Art and Cake Los Angeles (April 15, 2018)
“Zoë Buckman Packs a Punch in Let Her Rave at Gavlak,” Art and Cake Los Angeles (March 26, 2018)

2017
“Elevator Mondays: Ascending Convention,” Artblitz Los Angeles (July 14, 2017)
“Liz Nurenberg: Invitation to Play,” Artblitz Los Angeles (May 8, 2017)
“Seymour Polatin: A Drive to Curate,” Artblitz Los Angeles (March 19, 2017)
“Jason Rhoades: A Homecoming,” Artblitz LA (March 1, 2017)  
“Angkrit Ajchariyasophon: Art in the Time of Politics,” Artblitz LA (February 6, 2017)  

2016
“Behind the Tongs: the Guys of BBQLA,” Artblitz Los Angeles (December 8, 2016)
“In the Dungeon of Kim Ye,” Artblitz Los Angeles (October 20, 2016)
“Robert Mapplethorpe, Public Exhibitions in Los Angeles,” Artblitz Los Angeles (July 17, 2016)