As a platform for provoking critical discourse about contemporary art,
X-TRA hosts events throughout the year, including artists’ talks, readings, conversations, performances, and film and video screenings. We have co-produced events in collaboration with the following venues and organizations: For Your Art; Museum of Contemporary Art, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena; College Art Association; Human Resources, Los Angeles; Barnsdall Art Park; Chapman University; Creative Arts Agency; Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE); Mandrake; Honor Fraser Gallery; and the Art Los Angeles Contemporary Art Fair.

  • EJ Hill
    A letter from home

    June 17, 2017 X-TRAonline Summer Reading

    Peter Tomka, “loves his mother,” 2017. Chromogenic color print on Crystal Archive paper, 20 x 24 inches. Courtesy the artist.

    I grew up here. In this very neighborhood. 108th and Hoover, to be exact. This was the late 1980s, early 90s. Those who know this place intimately still refer to it as South Central, Los Angeles. Newcomers, developers, and those who mistakenly believe it to be, however illogically, a subset of both Compton and Inglewood, know it as South Los Angeles. Whatever […]

  • A.L. Steiner
    ARTIST WRITES Lecture #1

    Friday, June 30 12 - 8 pm, followed by reception from 8 - 10pm WCCW
    2425 Glover Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90031


    FRIDAY JUNE 30, 2017

    12  – 8pm**
    reception, 8pm – 10pm


    Hosted by: 

    WCCW, 2425 Glover Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90031

    X-TRA is thrilled to present this special program with A.L. Steiner. The artist will present an 8-hr discussion and lecture in conjunction with her text “It’s Nobody’s Fault: Extinction of Consciousness and Everything Else,” to be published in the September 2017 issue of X-TRA, Volume 20 number 1. The presentation, comprised of a full 8-hr work shift, will […]

  • X-TRA Spring Launch Event: The Heart and the Halt

    Saturday, April 22 4 – 6 pm LACE
    6522 Hollywood Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90028

    X-TRA Spring Launch Event: The Heart and the Halt
    with Patricia Fernández and Suzy Halajian

    Saturday April 22
    4 – 6 pm

    at LACE
    6522 Hollywood Blvd.
    Los Angeles, CA 90028

    Celebrate the Spring issue of X-TRA with art, talks, drinks, and journals.


    Artist Patricia Fernández on her project in the issue, Memory Is In Progress: The Heart
    Curator Suzy Halajian presents a tour of the exhibition I can call this progress to a halt. 

    A chance to get your copy […]


    Saturday, February 25, 2017 12:30 - 2pm in the LA Art Book Fair at MOCA Geffen, in the Theatre

    Artist and writers present books life-altering books

    An eclectic series of short readings and performances dedicated to books.

    Kelly Akashi
    Aria Dean
    Patricia Fernández
    Mariah Garnett
    Vishal Jugdeo
    Steve Kado
    Stanya Kahn
    Lakshmi Luthra
    Nour Mobarak
    Kavior Moon
    Jane Parshall
    Paul Pescador
    Rachelle Rojany
    Leslie Shows
    Paul Soto
    Patrick Staff
    Brica Wilcox
    Kate Wolf
    and more!

    Saturday, February 25, 2017
    12:30 – 2 pm

    in the LA Art Book Fair
    at MOCA Geffen
    152 N Central Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012


    This event is part of the Contemporary Artists’ Book Conference at the Printed […]

  • grantLOVE x Alisa Ratner prints to benefit X-TRA

    Saturday, February 11, 2017 4 - 7 pm LFrank, 226 Main Street Venice, CA 90291

    New grantLOVE x Alisa Ratner prints benefit X-TRA

    Just in time for Valentine’s day!

    Alexandra Grant and the grantLOVE project teamed up again with master printer Alisa Ratner on a new series of grantLOVE prints to benefit X-TRA. 

    Order Online now, from grantLOVE>

    Please join us for a reception and celebration
    with cocktails and treats!

    Saturday, February 11th
    4 – 7 pm pm
    226 Main Street
    Venice, CA 90291

    ** Order Prints direct from grantLOVE **
    3 gorgeous limited editions to choose from!

    Works will be on view at LFrank […]


    23/01/2017 10am – 5pm Atwater Village, Los Angeles

    LA-based art journal seeks intern.

    Gain work experience at the longest running non-profit contemporary art journal in LA.

    We are a small operation, and interns help with a wide range of tasks. This is an office position assisting the Project Manager and Executive Director. Responsibilities include updating website and social media sites, researching and procuring images and rights, event support and mailing. Internships are tailored to skills and interests of individuals.

    The position is unpaid, however credit can be arranged for students. The […]

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