CalArts 2021 MFA Postgraduate Exhibition

August 5–31, 2021

Tin Flats

1989 Blake Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90039
Open hours: Thursdays-Sundays, 12–6 pm PST

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To ensure the safety of gallery visitors, the number of visitors in the exhibition space at any one time will be limited. We will observe State guidelines for COVID-19. Masks and social distancing are strongly encouraged.

Participating artists:
Aimée Dopa, Amanda Bauer, Benjamin S. Gordon, Caleb Craig, Dana Carly Eitches, Danielle Trent, Dongpu Ling, Eleanor Francis, Fía Benitez, Jing Dong, Juan Herrera, Kendra Le Bault de la Moriniere, Lois Bielefeld, Richard Nam, Ruoyi Shi, Seongeun Kim, and Yaozhi Liu.

Audrey Min (Commonwealth and Council)

The exhibition catalog features essays by curator Audrey Min and Courtney Loi (MA 21, Aesthetics and Politics), and is available on-site through the run of re:connections.


The limited-edition artist book re:connections (2021) features 18 contributions by graduates in the CalArts programs in Art, Art and Technology, and Photography and Media, as well as an introduction by Tatum Howey (MFA 21, Writing). Across two spreads and an index each, MFAs reflect on their artistic practice in the past two years—before and throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. re:connections offers unique insights into process: from research materials and correspondence, to in-progress and finished works. The publication is made in collaboration with Courtney Loi (MA 21, Aesthetics and Politics) and CalArts Visiting Faculty Zoe Strauss, who crucially helped bring it to fruition.

re:connections will be released in September 2021 and is available for sale. Sign up to receive news here.


Tin Flats will host several public programs for re:connections including on-site screenings of time-based works. Programs will also take place on Zoom every weekend in August 2021, including guest-moderated panels with the exhibiting artists. Moderators include CalArts faculty Ashley Hunt, and visiting faculty Kandis Williams and Zoe Strauss.

re:connections Opening Reception:
Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021, 5-8 pm PST
Tin Flats
1989 Blake Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90039

Guest-Moderated Artists Panels:
Aug. 14, 1-2:30 pm PST
Kandis Williams; Jing Dong, Dongpu Ling, Aimée Dopa, Richard Nam
Key terms: future, technological intervention, ecological disaster, speculation

Aug. 14, 3-4:30 pm PST
Mercedes Dorame; Fía Benitez, Caleb Craig, Danielle Trent, Lois Bielefeld
Key terms: land, research, memory, heritage

Including works by Dana Carly Eitches, Juan Herrera, Jing Dong, Kendra de la Moriniere, Lois Bielefeld, Ruoyi Shi, Seongeun Kim, and Yaozhi Liu:

Friday, Aug. 20, 2021, 7:30 pm PST
Tin Flats
1989 Blake Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90039

Guest Moderated Artists Panels:
Aug. 22, 2021, 1-2:30 pm PST
Shirley Tse; Seongeun Kim, Kendra de la Moriniere, Dana Carly Eitches, Eleanor Francis, Benjamin S. Gordon
Key terms: transformation, reflection, body, perception, performance

Aug. 22, 3-4:30 pm PST
Ashley Hunt; Juan Herrera, Ruoyi Shi, Amanda Bauer, Yaozhi Liu
Key terms: political connections, transmission of ideology, mapping

re:connections Closing Reception:
Monday, Aug. 30, 2021, 5-8 pm PST
Tin Flats
1989 Blake Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90039

re:connections is co-organized by Audrey Min, Aimée Dopa, Amanda Bauer, Juan Herrera, Lois Bielefeld, Kendra de la Moriniere, Yaozhi Liu, Caleb Craig, Ruoyi Shi, and Fía Benitez.

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Amy Fang

Website Developer:
Amy Fang, Jing Dong

Website Coordinator:
Ruoyi Shi