“Desert X: Diana, you have an incredible international footprint as a curator, but we know you were raised in California. What do you find most compelling (or challenging) about developing an exhibition in the Coachella Valley?

Diana Campbell: I find it exciting, compelling, and also challenging to address the many histories that make up the changing landscape of the Coachella Valley that has inspired so many people, especially artists and architects, for such a long time. The desert is full of mythologies, ones that equip people with a strong will to survive in conditions some might think to be impossible, and this combination of tenacity through storytelling contributes to the important role of “the desert” in many cultures around the world…”

[Read the full interview at desertx.org]