Johanna Breiding



January 12, 2016, 7:30pm-9pm

Los Angeles Contemporary Archive

2245 E. Washington Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90021


Johanna Breiding’s practice stems from photography, considering the medium’s history, its representational role and limits. Expanding to video and installation, Breiding locates her work within the intersection of analog and digital technologies, the construction of gender and cultural identity, and a critique of heternormative ideologies within the personal and social space. Recent projects address a range of topics, including the death of analog photography via small town Keeler in Owens Valley, CA; the art historical canon of Land Art through portraiture and landscape photography; and the notion of hyperobjects and the (Post­) Anthropocene. Breiding previously taught undergraduate and graduate courses in New Genres at the San Francisco Art Institute and will be teaching a workshop at California Institute of the Arts in the Spring.  She is based in Los Angeles and originally from Switzerland.

From 7:30-9pm, Johanna Breiding will join us for a lecture and Q & A to discuss her work and recent collaborative show titled Epitaph for the Family which was on view at Human Resources, Los Angeles in November 2015. Epitaph for the Family was named one of the best shows of 2015 in Los Angeles by Art in America.