Susu Attar (b. 1982, Iraq) is a multimedia artist. Born in Baghdad and raised in Los Angeles, she draws from life in both cities, exploring the space between diasporic memory and the documentation of loss. Referencing family photos, Attar’s work involves re-creating childhood memories of people and places that no longer exist. She received a B.A. in painting and conceptual information art from San Francisco State University in 2007 and has exhibited in Delaware, Dubai, Los Angeles, Montreal, and San Francisco.
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Beatriz Cortez (b. 1970, El Salvador) is an artist and writer. Cortez has lived in the United States since 1989. Through her work, she imagines possible futures and explores simultaneity—existence in different temporalities and versions of modernity—in relation to memory and loss in the aftermath of war and immigration. Cortez holds an M.F.A. from the California Institute of the Arts and a doctorate in Latin American literature from Arizona State University. She has exhibited in Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, New York, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., and internationally in Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, and Guatemala.
Travis Diehl (b. 1985, United States) is a critic, editor, and writer. His writing foregrounds the ways in which the rhetoric of art has substantial consequences in a shared reality. Diehl is focused on art invested in a malleable world and is subject to distortions and idealisms—art that is proactive rather than didactic in its engagement with history. He also examines Los Angeles as an art capital and as an example of the concrete results of well-deployed metaphors. Diehl’s criticism and reviews appear in Art-Agenda, Artforum, CARLA, Frieze, The Guardian, Salon, and X-TRA, where he currently serves on the editorial board.
Kelman Duran (b. 1984, Dominican Republic) is an artist, filmmaker, and musician who is interested in the way disenfranchised communities respond to civic architecture and mechanisms of surveillance. Since 2012, he has been creating a long-term work titled To the North, a video archive comprising research of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota to examine marginalized histories and aesthetics of the region. Duran received a B.A. in sociology from State University of New York at Binghamton and an M.F.A. from the California Institute of the Arts. He has exhibited and screened works at the Echo Park Film Center, the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Guadalupe Rosales (b. 1980, United States) is an artist, archivist, and founder of the @Veteranas_and_Rucas and @Map_Pointz Instagram accounts. Since 2015, Rosales has been actively archiving crowd-sourced photos, party flyers, and videos of Chicana/o and Latina/o youth culture in Southern California in the 1990s. Rosales describes her work as an “archive of previously inaccessible material of an underrepresented and unstudied group of people.” She received an M.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2016. She has held previous residencies at the Guapamacataro Center for Art and Ecology Residency, Ox-Bow School of Art and Artists Residency, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s first Instagram residency.