This is OCMA Curator Sarah Bancroft's first biennial at the museum, and this time around the show is emphasizing the diversity seen in California art today: installations, conversations, paintings, and even one artist's struggle to change the museum's admissions policy.
From the OCMA bios:
Sarah Bancroft has authored and contributed to publications for the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and The Museum of Modern Art, among others, and has lectured at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao in Spain, the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, and the Miami Art Museum. Bancroft received an MA in the History of Art from the Courtauld Institute of Art in London in 2000, where she is currently completing her doctoral dissertation on James Rosenquist. Commenting on her appointment, Bancroft stated,
“I am delighted to be a part of the superb team at this vibrant museum. I look forward to contributing to the stellar curatorial programming at the Orange County Museum of Art that engages with local, national and international audiences.”
Camilo Ontiveros was born 1978, Rosario, Sinaloa; lives and works in between Los Angeles and Tepic Nayarit, Mexico. Ontiveros graduated from the University of California, San Diego (BA, 2006), and the University of California, Los Angeels (MFA, 2009). He is co-founder of Lui Velazquez in Tijuana; and co-founder of Salon Proceso, an art space in South Central Los Angeles. He has participated in exhibitions at Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles; the Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena; ARCO Madrid; LACE, Los Angeles; the National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago; CECUT, Tijuana; Centro de la Imagen, Mexico City; and the Lab, San Francisco.