Desert X Announcement

Curated by Artistic Director Neville Wakefield and Co-curator César García-Alvarez, 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.

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.

A robust series of public and educational programs will accompany the artists’ projects and help broaden the exhibition’s reach to regional, international and national audiences. A Desert X 2021 film, produced by Desert X and presenting sponsor Richard Mille, will premiere globally across multiple platforms.

Participating artists will be announced on February 16, 2021.

Desert X 2021 is funded by its board of directors and an extraordinary group of individuals, foundations, and sponsors.