Paul Brach Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Suzy Halajian

Paul Brach Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Suzy Halajian

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CalArts Campus


Suzy Halajian is a curator and writer based in Los Angeles. She is executive director and curator at JOAN. Her work begins at the intersection of art and politics, treating image making as steeped in colonial pasts and modern surveillance states. She has curated exhibitions and programs at spaces including Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, ONE Archives at the USC Libraries, The Hammer Museum, and Human Resources, Los Angeles; Oregon Contemporary, Portland; Kunstverein, Amsterdam; UKS, Oslo; and the Sursock Museum, Beirut. Halajian serves on the programming committee of Human Resources Los Angeles. She was granted The Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers grant for Georgia Journal, co-founded with Anthony Carfello and Shoghig Halajian, and a curatorial research fellowship from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Her writing has been published by ArtEastBOMBX-TRA, and Ibraaz, among others. Halajian is a PhD candidate in the Film and Digital Media program at the University of California, Santa Cruz.