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Founded in 2011, the SUR:biennial seeks to explore the complex notions of globalization and exchange that takes place in the ambiguous borderlands between Los Angeles and the broader 'South.'


The independently-curated biennial exhibitions showcase recent and newly-commisioned works by local and international artists who have been influenced by the cultures and artistic traditions of Mexico, Central & Couth America, and the Caribbean.


The 4th SUR:biennial is held in conjunction with the Getty's Pacific Standard Time LA/LA Intiative (Sept 2017). This year, the biennial takes place at seven different venues across the southern and eastern portions of the greater Los Angeles region: