Desert X 2025

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Desert X Matt Johnson

Event Details

Save the Dates / March 8, 2025 to May 11, 2025

Welcome to the fifth edition of Desert X in the Coachella Valley. 

Desert X is held entirely outdoors, offering a free and safe experience for all. Artists' installations are on view daily from sunrise to sunset unless otherwise noted. Check to learn more about the artists and for opening hours.

Kaitlin Garcia-Maestas has been appointed as co-curator of Desert X 2025, which will open March 8 – May 11, 2025 at sites across the Coachella Valley, California. Garcia-Maestas joins the organization’s curatorial team under the leadership of Artistic Director Neville Wakefield and Executive Director Jenny Gil.

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Visit to see the map of the exhibition and download our new iOS and Android app.

information from Desert X 2023

Visit our Hub

Desert X Hub is located at the Ace Hotel & Swim Club
701 E Palm Canyon Dr. Palm Springs, CA 92264
Open Fridays 1:30 – 5:00 pm, Sat – Sun 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Pick up a printed program and meet our friendly volunteers who will help you plan your visit and provide information about the exhibition.

On March 4, 2023 the Desert X app will be launched and will be free to download at the Apple or Google Play app stores.

Maps and programs will be available on the Desert X website and at the Desert X Hub at the Ace Hotel & Swim Club in Palm Springs. All maps and programs are released on the opening of the exhibition on March 4, 2023 on the website and at the Desert X Hub.

Trained Desert X docents are available at most sites every Saturday between March 4 and May 7, from 10 am to noon. Docents are eager to share their knowledge about artists and the stories behind each Desert X installation.

Desert X is an exhibition conceptualized as a self-guided outdoor experience where you determine the start and end point of your journey. You can make a day of it to visit each site or visit as many sites as you choose – it’s all up to you. For Desert X diehards, you may notice some minor changes from one year to another, but never fear, the experience will be just as inspiring and exhilarating! Below is some information that may answer many of your questions while planning your trip. Learn more about Desert X here.

Visiting hours for the installations are usually sunrise to sunset Monday through Sunday, unless otherwise noted.

We encourage you to plan your own self-guided tour of the exhibition. Guided tours for small private and corporate groups are available and require a donation to Desert X. There is limited availability and COVID-19 safety guidelines are enforced. More information on VIP experiences is available here.

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Acknowledgment of Native Land

We acknowledge the Cahuilla People as the original stewards of the land on which Desert X takes place. We are grateful to have the opportunity to work with the indigenous people in this place. We pay our respect to the Cahuilla People, past, present and emerging, who have been here since time immemorial.

Rana Begum,
 b. 1977, Bangladesh, based in London
Lauren Bon, b. 1962, USA, based in Los Angeles
Gerald Clarke, b. 1967, USA, based in Anza, California
Paloma Contreras Lomas, b. 1991, Mexico, based in Mexico City
Torkwase Dyson, b. 1973, USA, based in Beacon, New York
Mario García Torres, b.1975, Mexico, based in Mexico City
Hylozoic/Desires (Himali Singh Soin, b. 1987, India, based in London and Delhi and David Soin Tappeser, b.1985, Germany, based in London and Delhi) 
Matt Johnson, b. 1978, USA, based in Los Angeles
Tschabalala Self, b. 1990, USA, based in New York
Marina Tabassum, b. 1968, Bangladesh, based in Dhaka
Héctor Zamora, b. 1974, Mexico, based in Mexico City



March 8 (Saturday) - May 11 (Sunday)


Various Locations throughout the Coachella Valley

Coachella Valley Palm Springs area 92264