Desert X

24 February 2021

Iván Argote, A Point of View, Desert X 2019. Photo by Lance Gerber, Courtesy the artist and Desert X.

Dates: March 12 – May 16

Desert X 2021

Artistic Director: Neville Wakefield. Co-curator: César García-Alvarez

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Preview days: CIMAM members can register for the online preview on March 11. Please, contact Caroline Gomez

Desert X 2021

The exhibition will explore the desert as both a place and idea, acknowledging the realities of people who reside here and the political, social, and cultural contexts that shape their stories.

Courtesy of Desert X

Among the first art experiences in the region since widespread lockdowns to offer a safe, outdoor experience that is free and open to all, Desert X will include newly commissioned works that collectively pose urgent questions about our pasts while imagining the possibilities of a shared future. Participating Artists: Zahrah Alghamdi, Ghada Amer, Felipe Baeza, Judy Chicago, Serge Attukwei Clottey, Nicholas Galanin, Alicja Kwade, Oscar Murillo, Christopher Myers, Eduardo Sarabia, Xaviera Simmons, Kim Stringfellow, and Vivian Suter.

Doug Aitken, Mirage, Desert X 2017. Photo by Lance Gerber. Courtesy the artist and Desert X.

We would love to safely welcome you with social distance to Desert X, please write to Caroline Gomez with your dates and we will arrange for someone from our team to greet you.
We recommend that you reserve a full day to visit Desert X 2021 and that you plan for a self-guided vehicular tour of the exhibition, a map will be available to download at and on the Desert X App on March 12.