In Cahoots: Artists and Curators at USC Roski

Virtual Exhibition
UTA Artist Space

Now on view


View exhibition here.


Participating Curators 
Hugo Cervantes, Allison Chaklos, Emma Christ, Nahui Garcia, Jordan Gonzales, Lauren Guilford, Eve Moeykens-Arballo, Bianca Moran, Benjamin Nicholson, Leah Perez, Katherine Rouhandeh, Rueichen Tsai, Carlo Tuason, Austen Villacis and Ming Yin  
Participating Artists  
Josh Beliso, Jessica Taylor Bellamy, Danielle Cansino, Erin Eleniak, Franchesca Flores, Dulce Soledad Ibarra, Casey Kauffmann, Jiyoon Kim, Paulson Lee, Hings Lim, Alexis C. McDonald, Johnny Forever Nawracaj, Lainey Racah, José Guadalupe Sánchez III, Sophia Stevenson, Diane Williams and Rachel Zaretsky


UTA Artist Space is presenting In Cahoots: Artists and Curators at USC Roski, a virtual exhibition showcasing work by recent and current candidates in the MFA Art and MA Curatorial Practices graduate programs. In the spirit of collaboration and cross-disciplinary practice that characterizes USC Roski’s graduate programs, this exhibition highlights rich and varied approaches to artmaking strengthened by fruitful dialogues between artists and curators.

The MA Curatorial Practice students were matched with the MFA Art students by the respective program directors, Karen Moss and Nao Bustamante. The students then had virtual studio visits to make decisions about the work. The MA teams created curatorial statements to be included in the online exhibit, but each student had a role to play in manifesting this exhibition. The show features 17 artists and is curated by 15 curators.

“Dean Haven and I met at a dinner and ended up discussing the cultural landscape of Los Angeles and the possibility of working together,” said Arthur Lewis, Partner & Creative Director of UTA Fine Arts and UTA Artist Space. “This exhibition is the fruit of that conversation. USC Roski’s Graduate Program will usher in a new generation of voices that will push the art world forward. What an amazing opportunity for us to play a small part in the careers of so many talented curators and artists. I hope this is the first in a series of collaborations with institutions that have dedicated themselves to excellence in the Arts.”

“I am grateful to UTA for this wonderful opportunity to share with their audiences the inspiring work and diverse practices of USC Roski School’s emerging artists and curators,” said Dean Haven Link-Kirk, USC Roski School of Art and Design.