Human Resources was founded in 2010 by a team of creative individuals who seek to broaden engagement with contemporary and conceptual art, with an emphasis on performative and underexposed modes of expression. Human Resources is not-for-profit and seeks to foster widespread public appreciation of the performative arts by encouraging maximum community access. Human Resources also serves as a point of convergence for diverse and disparate art communities to engage in conversation and idea-sharing promoting the sustainability of non-traditional art forms. We are a volunteer organization.
Human Resources Los Angeles commits to the Palestinian international call for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS). The commitment to the Palestinian Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel is twofold. It is a refusal to participate in the normalization of occupation and apartheid by Israel and a commitment to instead bring awareness to the material realities of these structures in Palestine. We stand with our colleagues who have already joined this movement, and who are putting their name on solidarity statements. We urge all arts organizations, writers, cultural workers, and artists to take action now. This boycott is a principled refusal to participate in artwashing. It is not a boycott of artists or individuals based on their nationality, ethnicity or religion. It is a refusal to engage in projects that rely on the material support of the state of Israel (academic and cultural manifestations in state-funded festivals, art exhibitions, conferences etc.). It is a rejection of the normalization of occupation, apartheid, and genocide. To learn more about PACBI, see https:bdsmovement.net/pacbi. If you are considering endorsing PACBI or have questions about how to get organized, you are also welcome to reach out to us. Learn more: https://bdsmovement.net/pacbi.
Board of Directors:
Clara Lopez Menendez
Human Resources is supported, in part, by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, The City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, and the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.