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Dorian Wood: Musa Cerdota + The angel screening

Artist Dorian Wood brings Musa Cerdota to Human Resources for its Los Angeles debut. The multisensory performance incorporates music from Wood's 2020 album REACTOR. After the project's 2022 premiere in Barcelona, music magazine Muzikalia noted: "It was not a concert: this was an exorcism from which I did not want to return." Preceding the performance is a rare screening of […]

Art Spaces Meet & Greet 2023

A gathering with some of LA’s most exciting independent art organizations, presented with X-TRA Magazine. Feral art spaces will briefly present on their organization’s work and mission in PechaKucha style presentations. The goal of the gathering is to create points of access and fruitful overlap for future connection. Proceeds from the bar will be raffled off […]

fan fiction about heaven or hell

a screening of video works by Hazel Katz, Jack Coventry, Stanton Cornish-Ward, Theo Cuthand, Trent Crawford, Wren Gardiner, and more : - ) Stanton Cornish-Ward is an artist and filmmaker based in Naarm (Melbourne). Her work explores the nuances of memory, intergenerational trauma, and the human impact of advancing technologies. Recent exhibitions include Palazzo San […]

exigent webs: a night of shorts

A night of experimental documentary shorts weaving through the body as an archive, as well as a site of criminalization and/or pleasure—sites that are navigating history as present, past and future through the personal and the collective narrative—circling and probing politics of intimacy, responsibility and closeness through different lenses.  And some music videos for the […]

First Draft

First Draft is an evening of Experimental Works-in-Process for Los Angeles based dance and performance artists. The evening serves as a creative laboratory for wide-ranging artistic investigations in movement-based mediums for artists at all stages of their creative development.  Artists showing 8/14: Camirin Farmer, Mia Simonović, Cuahtémoc Peranda, Emily BaraschArtists showing 8/15: Sam Wentz, Joey Navarrete-Medina, Andrea Soto, Stacy Dawson Stearns Tickets […]

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FCK82 (FKA The Ensemble Whose Name is Uhhhhhmm… ) makes their first IRL appearance EVER with a screening of a 45-minute-long set created originally for the SPIEL! Games as Critical Practice conference held in Basel, Switzerland earlier this year. Accompanying this will be a selection of films and videos related to ideas in the work […]

We came to help you carry the sun

Gallery hours: 12 - 6pmOpening: Friday, July 21, 7 - 9pmPoetry reading by Jennifer Tseng and performance by Christos Tejada at 8pm Waxing & Waning enveloped letterlost in transitcall her “Death”,a return to pure surface before, she was a messagecoded & overgrownbut today, she’s envelopefour white corners, paperthin like church wafers which pass from hand to […]


Gallery hours: 12 - 6pm “Our culture is defective. Perhaps you mean that we ought to study the problem and look for a solution. Perhaps we could, if it wasn't so late. Altogether too late." Anemoia is a group exhibition that addresses the climate crisis through the concept of nostalgia as a future oriented emotional […]


Hothouse Dirty Looks Inc presents Hothouse, a program of erotic film and video art focusing on ‘realcore’ non-genital sex and symbolic eroticism. Originally curated as part of the exhibition Fulgora, organized by EO Gill for Sydney World Pride 2023, Houthouse works with the understanding that notions of reality and authenticity are the mainstay of conventional pornographic […]

Slowski + Squash & Biscuit: Civil Twilight along the Aegean Sea

Featuring Fmin, Dbmin, F#min, Amin, and Dbmaj in the harmonic chromatic language of soft blue, yellow, yellow-orange, soft red, and blue-green—the colors of summer sunsets along oceans and seas. Civil twilight occurs at 8:36 pm-9:07 pm on July 11th, 2023 in Izmir, Turkey, a city on the eastern side of the Aegean Sea. Civil twilight […]

BIH (Carmina Escobar, Roco Córdova and Dorian Wood)

Vocalists/multidisciplinary artists Carmina Escobar, Roco Córdova and Dorian Wood return to Human Resources as BIH, expanding on their performance of Blood is here back in April. The three consider the contexts of space, public proximity and ancestral energy to construct a web-like spatial environment consisting of their interacting voices. Each artist brings their respective trajectory to this […]

Adrian Culverson: Smorgasbord

Gallery hours: Noon-6:00pm Smorgasbord is a collection of paintings and sculptures that revolve around abstracted formal investigations of colour, shape, and play. Hand-sewn fabric compactions augmented and calcified with heavily applied color. Bizarrely deformed three-dimensional structures with rough and sandy honeycombed surfaces resembling computer generated imagery, a motion graphic still-life. Large swaths of smooth colorful frostings, seemingly dipped […]

Jean Robison: Wandering Eye

Opening: Saturday, June 24, 6–9pm Exhibition Dates: June 24-27, 2023 Gallery Hours: Sunday June 25 11am - 2pm and by appointment Robison’s immersive installation showcases new work in an experimental audio/visual arrangement. Images, objects, sounds and other phenomena are pushed to new interpretations as they wander between physical and digital reference points. Jean Jean Robison […]

Sam Weinberg – Haydee Jimenez – Michael Dessen – Judith Berkson

Local percussionist Corey Fogel hosts a program of four diverse, improvising soloists from NY, Mexico, and California.   Sam Weinberg is a saxophonist and improviser living in New York City. He has participated in many improvised contexts which have included Henry Fraser, Jason Nazary, Weasel Walter, Sandy Ewen, Andrew Smiley, Laura Cocks, Charmaine Lee, Barry Weisblat, […]

Sebastian Hernandez – REVERB

Reverb is a quartet movement based performance that thinks through ideas of queerness, kin, sorrow and the body. This performance asks the performers to question their commitment to performance, movement, and art making. How do we give and conserve energy. How do we survive in times of duress? How do we breathe amidst legislative violence? […]

Ari Brostoff & Emily Segal in Conversation 

This event is a conversation between Ari Brostoff, author of Missing Time, and Emily Segal, author of Mercury Retrograde, about their respective books--two reflections on the cultural and political vertigo of the 2010s. Possible discussion topics: information theory, cultural experimentation, political commitment, historical memory, New York Jews.  Ari Brostoff is the author of the essay collection Missing Time (2022) and […]

Macula Dog • Bromp Treb • Mas Guerrero

On Saturday June 10th MACULA DOG – the enigmatic, electronic, off-kilter, self-contained band and performance unit from New York City – bring themselves and their holographs to Human Recources Los Angeles via UPEND. Plus, the blurp and pivot of BROMP TREB, a single human – Neil ‘Cloaca’ Young – who teases a tangle of crisscrossed gear […]

Prima Sakuntabhai & Olivia Leiter

This weeks Wednesday Night Summer Screening Series features short videos Olivia Leiter and Prima Sakuntabhai. Olivia LeiterDrawing from archival materials and phone interviews, Amalgamated explores cooperation, unions, the 60s and 70s New York City tenant movement, compromises, financial issues and ideas around community and belonging. Special thanks to Ed Yaker, David Wayne, The Bronx Historical Society, The Kneel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives and […]

Bijou – 1972

Presented inside Toni Hervas' exhibition the awkening

Greetings Friends

Greetings Friends is a full-length essay film made by Pau Pescador, titled after a Disney Studio produced film. In 1941, the United States government created the Office of Inter-American Affairs out of concern for the potential Nazi infiltration in Latin America. They hired Walt Disney to produce animated cartoons, most of which focused upon Latin […]

Antoni Hervás – the awakening

May 12 - June 4, 2023 –– Wednesday through Sunday, 12 - 6pm Opening: May 12, 6 - 10pm Cuero Amanecer: a celebration of queer clubs, sexy dancing, leather and fun! May 18, 9pm till L8 the awakening is a project by Barcelona-based artist Antoni Hervás, curated by Clara López Menéndez. The exhibition will be […]

Wednesday Summer Screenings

A casual series of moving image works, presented every Wednesday night at 9 free image by Aimee Goguen

Aimee Goguen, Cosima Sch, Margaret Haines, Olivia Taussig and Peggy Ahwesh

The first week of Human Resources Summer Screening Series includes video and animated works by Aimee Goguen, Cosima Sch, Margaret Haines, Olivia Taussig and Peggy Ahwesh.  Camera direction, collage and personal archive are themes interwoven throughout these works. Curated by Aimee Goguen and Olivia Taussig these films navigate landscape and the human form with an […]

lily, rose

lily, rose is an installation and performance at Human Resources Los Angeles that brings to life the world of Kelly Link’s short story through live music and theatrics by M.A. Harms, navigating the woeful and complex reflections of our anti-hero, the story’s main character, as he reflects on his life post-mortem. This project explores periods of […]

Blood is here: Carmina Escobar, Roco Córdova, & Dorian Wood

Blood is here is a collaborative manifestation between vocalists/multidisciplinary artists Carmina Escobar, Roco Córdova and Dorian Wood. It is an idea born from a recent collective performance within Wood’s touring 12-hour composition/installation Canto de Todes, in which the three artists considered the contexts of space, public proximity and ancestral energy to construct a web-like spatial […]

Reimagining Art Institutions and Community

Reimagining Art Institutions and Community Saturday, April 15th at 4:00 pm This public panel will bring together artists, curators, arts organization leaders and community organizers from LA and beyond to explore alternative practices of art and community outside of traditional institutional structures. Panel participants include gallerist Young Chung from Commonwealth and Council (LA and Mexico […]

Fuerza del desierto. The Sierra Hermosa Community Museum and Reading Club

Gallery Hours: Thursday-Sunday, 12:00-6pm An exhibition focusing on the The Sierra Hermosa Community Museum and Reading Club curated by Natalia de la Rosa. The Sierra Hermosa Community Museum and Reading Club (Zacatecas, Mexico) was founded in 2000 by Juan Manuel de la Rosa in his hometown. Initiated as a small library, this project quickly grew […]

Ajani Brannum – TROUBLE

We will be in TROUBLE together. This is a project hovering somewhere between concert and conversation, between dance and its presumed opposite (whatever that might be). We will learn, perhaps, what performance and performers might do on behalf of the people who gather to witness them. Tickets are available here Initiated and directed by Ajani […]

Ryat Yezbick, Sarah Gail, Isidro Pérez García, Jmy James Kidd

New performances on a Tuesday night. Jmy James Kidd dog - fly free - sing, Jmy dances on a felted flying carpet Isidro Pérez García Performing as the character Tuleño, the artist will weave a chair seat using tule/cattails harvested from an ecological reserve, while audience members sitting in spiral formation pass him the materials for weaving.   Sarah […]

Matt Savitsky: March Readings (2020-2023)

Matt Savitsky reads seven issues of the Los Angeles Times, dated March 19 - March 26, 2020.  This project began in 2020 as thirty daily performances done live on Instagram in the first months of lockdown. Each day, Savitsky would free-associate to pictures he had removed from the newspaper and taped together in long strips […]

Page Person – THE EAR* (*or how I became a person)

THE EAR* (*or how I became a person) is a performance by interdisciplinary artist Page Person Sunday, March 19 at 5:00 pm. At a time when the very existence of trans people is under attack, the artist describes how claiming space for their own existence healed a lifetime of being the subject of discrimination, bullying […]

Christine’s 2022 Schedule C

Christine's 2022 Schedule C Christine Tien Wang Human Resources is ashamed to present a performative lecture by Christine Tien Wang. She will walk audiences through 12 years of filing taxes as a self-employed artist and reporting losses for many of those years. As a financial exhibitionist, Christine will also talk about her family's financial history […]

CROM: The Cocaine Wars 1974-1989

In celebration of the LP/CD re-release of The Cocaine Wars 1974-1989 on To Live A Lie Records, CROM will be performing the album in its entirety at their first Sumerian Swap Meet. The event also includes performances by: Phalanx Civerous Traümer Red Rot DNS Organized with Snow Goat Productions and Church of the 8th Day. […]


Exquisite Corps: a trio of solos

Exquisite Corps: a trio of solos by mia simonović / allie miks / diana relth Human Resources Gallery Wednesday, March 1st Doors at 7pm $10 suggested donation masks are encouraged “Exquisite Corps” is one night of 3 solo performances by 3 artists. mia simonović (they/them/she/her) is a Balkan-American movement artist and teacher. mia's choreography explores […]

Wayne Koestenbaum: Transitional Apparitions of the Gutter Empyrean

Transitional Apparitions of the Gutter Empyreana screening of new and recent films by Wayne KoestenbaumSunday, February 26, 20237 p.m. The screening will be followed by a conversation between Wayne Koestenbaum and the artistand filmmaker Pau S. Pescador, who curated the program. Wayne Koestenbaum is a New York-based writer, artist, and performer. He has published 22books, […]

Amy Chiao, Gregory Barnett, José Guadalupe Sánchez III, Zeina Baltagi

  New performances on a Tuesday night. Amy Chiao Chicken Bones for the Capital Soul® is an American self-help, consumer goods, and performance media group. Starting in Chiao's kitchen during the 2020 lockdown, her bone cleaning turned accessories products began as a process art practice that ritualistically developed her spiritual entrepreneur alter ego, BBL, the Bone Business Lady. Inspired by maintenance art and […]

Adrian Abela: Nebula and Gentes

Nebula and Gentes were initially made for an extensive installation called CHARTI and exhibited in 2016. Nebula was also shown as part of the Malta Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2017. The videos were recorded on Malta and Gozo over three summers starting in 2014. The work revolved around the rituals that the inhabitants of […]

Miles Peyton: Obaa

Opening Friday, February 3rd, 6-8pm

I move with a team of selves
I observe and learn from each one
Sometimes we find something to eat and feel happy
I often eat plastic beads
When we merge, our attention harmonizes into a sharp bright point
We congeal into a centralized organization
It feels good

Miles Peyton is an artist based in Los Angeles. He works with a variety of materials and systems to animate lifelike nonlife. He received an MFA from University of California, Los Angeles in 2020.

Gemma Castro: Monuments

Opening Saturday, 21st 7-10pm Exhibition is open Friday-Sunday, January 21-31st, 12-5pm Closing Performance: Gemma Castro + Olivia HP: Sunday January 29, 6PM Gemma Castro: Monuments Monuments is a video installation exploring the process of rebuilding and restoration following heartbreak and loss. It reflects on how building physical and mental strength is a process of repetition […]

Patty Gone: The Opposite

The Opposite a Video Art Essay by Patty Gone with opening acts bySophia Cleary Aiden Arata Wall of Ears about The Opposite:Porn Film Festival Berlin Official Selection 2022Official TrailerWhat do ‘Seinfeld’ and a psychedelic pilgrimage across the US have in common? Gone wades through the history of comedy, eroticism, and hippieness to emerge on the other side with profound […]

Sad Girl Summer

Sad Girl Summer is a solo performance by Pau S. Pescador with opening performances and installations by Luna Fisher, Emji Saint Spero and Sammie Veeler.  This event is co-hosted by Art Reality Studio and New Art City .  --- Pau S. Pescador  Sad Girl Summer Sad Girl Summer is a three-act performance and installation, which […]

claire rousay | Ben Babbitt

The wildly prolific emo ambient musician claire rousay brings new sounds to Human Resources in the new year. Her music zeroes in on personal emotions and the minutiae of everyday life — voicemails, haptics, environmental recordings, stopwatches, whispers and conversations — exploding their significance. L.A. Based composer and performer Ben Babbitt arranges sound in and […]


Sticker (Michael Gross and Dakota Higgins) was born at the Stonehead Society Headquarters in Gardena, CA, into a heap of Mexican alabaster. For a year, the two lived on beans and kimchi, played nightly, and slept on boulders. While their sound has changed significantly over time, one thing has remained constant: A dedication to improvisation, […]

Hope is a Hammer

Hope is a Hammer Wednesday, January 4, 2023, 7:30pm “Hope is a Hammer” is an interdisciplinary collaborative performance directed and produced by Sharon Chohi Kim and Elana Mann. Through immersive sound, sculpture, text, and movement, “Hope is a Hammer” confronts the silencing of women's voices and the struggle for body sovereignty, while offering strategies for […]

Dead Thoroughbred

Human Resources LA 410 Cottage Home, Los Angeles, CA

DT a non-band band. DT never; not happening. DT heavy evasion—worthless. DT so goth, born black. DT at least sidony o’neal and keyon gaskin. Dead Thoroughbred is presented as part of "Everything in Air", a series of public programs at Human Resources over the course of a year—new commissions, exhibitions, performances, and forums, often in […]

Like Spiders Spinning Light

Human Resources LA 410 Cottage Home, Los Angeles, CA

X-TRA Presents: Like Spiders Spinning Light a conversation between David Weldzius, Britt Salvesen, and Jon Leaver, Saturday, December 17th, 2023. A conversation around “Like Spiders Spinning Light: Reflections on Jacqueline de la Baume Dürrbach’s Guernica Tapestry at the UN,” written by artist David Weldzius for X-TRA Volume 24, Number 2. During the conversation, Weldzius will […]

Sam Rowell: Call Of The Chromophore

Human Resources LA 410 Cottage Home, Los Angeles, CA

   UPEND Presents SAM ROWELL:CALL OF THE CHROMOPHOREA series of performances in light and sound December 9-16 Final Performances: Friday December 16, 8PM & 10PM FREE Limited Capacity / Prompt arrival recommended – “An abstract investigation into the quantum nature of color and the relationship between perception, metaphysics, and language” – With a site-specific installation […]

Walk Out UC Strike Fundraiser

Join us for a fundraiser sale of artworks by MFA students to support the UC academic worker strike. There will be a cash bar, performances, live sound, and other refreshments. All works are 200 dollars. 100 percent of all proceeds collected will be donated to a specific fund providing relief to students impacted by the […]

Jimena Sarno: aeolian

Opening Reception: Friday, November 4*, 6PM - 9PM Gallery Hours: Wed - Sun noon-6PM, Mon - Tues by appointment “I can make wind,” Gluskabe admitted shamefacedly, “but I can’t make it stay.” Then God blew, so powerfully that Gluskabe fell down and lost all his hair. –Genesis Volume 1 (Memoria del Fuego) Eduardo Galeano  Considering […]

Geneva Skeen – Channels (#1 Pittsburgh / Los Angeles)

Human Resources LA 410 Cottage Home, Los Angeles, CA

open gallery hours: tuesday-thursday noon-7pm Channels (#1 Pittsburgh/Los Angeles) is a technical cover-song to artist and composer Maryanne Amacher's City Links series, adapted for a high-speed interconnected world of streaming, liveness, and hybridity. This project, similar to Amacher’s original, brings together live hi-fidelity audio from multiple sites into a new situation. Here, the sites happen […]


HRLA Divas Live!

A two night gala for HRLA: October 14th & 15th   featuring performances by Amelia Bande, Nikki D, Dorian Wood, Amanda Faye Jimenez, Jasmine Nyende, Sebastian Hernandez, Xandra Ibarra, Page Person, Emily Lucid, rafa esparza, Pau Pescador, TMO, Creepypasta Puttanesca, Jessica Emmanuel, and Carmina Escobar .   Tickets available here

Haig Papazian: 1000 strings at rest / this song is currently not available (in exile)

Human Resources LA 410 Cottage Home, Los Angeles, CA

كان يا ما كان կար ու չկար there was and there wasn’t Over two days, Haig Papazian will build a new machine/instrument which he will play on Saturday, Oct 1. Doors open at 8:30pm, performance at 9:00pm. Haig Papazian (beirut 1986) is an artist, composer, and performer whose body of work include architecture, music, composition, […]

fault lines

fault lines Friday, September 23rd at 7 pm Saturday, September 24th at 2 pm and at 7 pm Tickets can be purchased here   fault lines: activation #3 at Human Resources Los Angeles   Human Resources will host Bay Area based dance company pateldanceworks and the spirit Blue CHiLD. in a week-long experimental movement residency […]

FORCED LEISURE by Kyle Patrick Roberts

FORCED LEISURE by Kyle Patrick Roberts is a series of nine vignettes performed in parts by an ensemble cast. Exploring an individual's informed and uninformed autonomy within perceived dimensions of freedom and choice, conscious or unconscious role-play within these structures, the protocol of these actions, and their consequences/effect.

Very Be Careful — Silver Anniversary

  Very Be Careful — 25th Anniversary Celebration & Photo Exhibition August 26 - September 4 Very Be Careful, the Vanguards of Vallenato for Los Angeles, celebrate their 25th year together with a photo exhibition and celebration at Human Resources LA in Chinatown. VBC friend and official photographer, Keith Sirchio, has been shooting the VBC scene since 1999 from […]

Casey Kauffmann & John de Leon Martin

Human Resources LA presents a two person show of painting, drawing, video, and sculpture by visual artists Casey Kauffmann and John de Leon Martin. The exhibition opens Saturday, August 6th from 6-9pm  and will run until  Saturday, August 20th. Gallery hours: Wed-Sun, 12-6pm.   This show was initiated by Jeann Bofwel, who saw similarities in […]

Poetry at HRLA

  HRLA presents a night of poetry this Friday, July 29th at 7pm with the poets: Tatiana Luboviski-Acosta Kata De la Rosa Lupita Limón Corrales Viva Padilla *A 5 dollar donation is encouraged* Masks are encouraged inside the gallery.  

Fidelia Lam – New seed. XXXXXX. New seed. XXXXXX.

Human Resources LA 410 Cottage Home, Los Angeles, CA

Opening: Saturday July 23, 2022, 7-10pm On view weds-sun 12-6pm, July 23-31 and by appointment. New seed. XXXXXX. New seed. XXXXXX.  grapples with the affective and aesthetic legacies of empire and colonialism as they continue to shape the racial architectures of Asian diasporic femme subjectivities. The exhibition features new multimedia works that speak to, with, […]

Soft Trace/Line Break

Human Resources LA 410 Cottage Home, Los Angeles, CA

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Alex Delapena & Daniel Arthur Mendoza: Soft Traces

Soft Traces An exhibition by Alex Delapena & Daniel Arthur Mendoza. Opening July 8th, 6-9pm Walk-through w the artists & Jennifer Doyle: Sunday July 10, 3pm Gallery is open daily 12-6pm till Sunday, July 17th.   Soft is delicate, supple, pliable, velvety, cushiony, flexible, fleshy, yielding. Trace is a fragment, a hint, a shred, a […]

Trans Prom

Time to pull out your best looks. It’s prom night! Join us for a trans centered queer dance night at HRLA on July 3rd, from 8pm-midnight. From your black tie, to your blue jeans, or even that puffy dress you haven’t time to wear,  we want to see you dress for the queer prom of your […]

Run, Run, Roxie Pickle! by Holly Harrell

Join us on Thursday, June 30th at 7:30pm for a performance by Holly Harrell: Run, Run, Roxie Pickle!    Holly Harrell adapts past videos into a live performance. Through successive layers of interpretation, Harrell’s monologues are transformed by a recursive, increasingly abstract vocabulary of words, symbols, and gestures. Like some halter-topped John Cougar heroine, Run, […]


Skylar Haskard Liz Nurenberg | Anthony Bodlovic Karla Ekatherine Canseco Carlos Agredano Paul Outlaw | Joe Seely Kristina Wong   Saturday June, 25th 7-11pm     Descriptions of perfromances: Skylar Haskard Curator assembles sculpture slowly.   Liz Nurenberg | Anthony Bodlovic In the shadow of the upcoming solstice, this performance will be an interactive ritual […]


UPEND presents, the U.S. Premiere of Japanese sound artist and instrument builder FUJI|||||||||||TA and a special performance from L.A.’s own Tashi Wada. FUJI|||||||||||TA Japanese sound artist Yosuke Fujita wanted to hear sounds yet-unheard and devised a way to make them – by building an organ from scratch, with no previous experience, and following no lead […]


In light of a violent attack on the exhibition, LYLEX 1.0, by PHILTH HAUS, presented by the Feminist Center For Creative Work, the exhibition will not reopen at HRLA. A schedule for the continuing phases of this project, at NAVEL and FCCW, will be updated and announced soon, as scheduling for the project is now […]

Dean Spunt & John Wiese:《The Echoing Shell》

Human Resources LA 410 Cottage Home, Los Angeles, CA

On Memorial Day, UPEND presents veteran L.A. noisemakers Dean Spunt and John Wiese live in concert as they celebrate their new record《The Echoing Shell》released this month on Drag City Records. with a special performance and multi-media event. The event will feature a the duo in quadrophonic sound, a video presentation by Wiese, PLUS a video […]

Madison Brookshire – Double or Nothing

Madison Brookshire Double or Nothing (2022) A new performance for two 16mm projectors, harmonium, sine tone, and voice Doors open at 8p Madison Brookshire lives in Los Angeles, where he makes films, paintings, and performances. His work invites viewers to become aware of perceptual processes and the sensuous experience of time. More information:

Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste: I Would Prefer Not To (Stay Cool)

Gallery Hours: Wed-Sun noon-6PM We highly recommend emailing [email protected] to make an appointment to view the exhibition. The installation employs Amacher's work on "psychoacoustics" alongside "acousmaticism" (psychoacousmaticism) through the lens of Herman Melville's short story Bartleby, The Scrivener. Considering Herbert Marcuse's notion of the “Great Refusal” as an indictment of emergent military-cum-consumer technology being weaponized […]

Jacqueline Kiyomi Gork & Laetitia Sonami — Fingers Caught in a Field of Moss

Human Resources LA 410 Cottage Home, Los Angeles, CA

Tuesday May 3rd & Wednesday May 4th, 5:00 - 9:00 PM   Sound artists Jacqueline Kiyomi Gork and Laetitia Sonami set up in residency at Human Resources for their fourth collaboration. For Fingers caught in a field of moss they scale down natural growth events to rhythms of sonic saturation and rarefication. The synthetic textures […]

May Day

 Human Resources' 12th birthday Sarah Rara Corey Fogel Gelare Khoshgozaran Nikki Darling Rebeca Hernandez & Crystal Sepúlveda Eloe Omoe Suzy Halajian Ajani Brannum Mariel Carranza Ohan Breiding John Biortle Johnnie Jungleguts IdealBlackFemale Adam O LA MOCA Union And the launch of La Crónica Libre a sporadic newspaper for the greater Los Ángeles, edited by Wes Larios […]

Maral + Brenna “Ground Groove” / Eva Aguila “Photon Playground”

Human Resources LA 410 Cottage Home, Los Angeles, CA

UPEND presents Live premiere of "Ground Groove" – an audio video collaboration between L.A. based beat dealer Maral and Portland, Oregon based video artist Brenna Murphy (of MSHR.) An album featuring this special project will be released by Leaving Records in the Fall of 2022! Plus the premiere video screening of "Photon Playground" – a […]

Kali Malone – Does Spring Hide Its Joy

Kali Malone - Does Spring Hide Its Joy - Installation   Featuring Nika Milano, Stephen O’Malley & Lucy Railton Gallery Hours: Saturday April 9th 6pm-9pm* Sunday April 10th Noon-6pm Wednesday April 13th 3pm-9pm Thursday April 14th 3pm-9pm Friday April 15th 3pm-9pm Saturday April 16th Noon-6pm *opening reception The duration of the piece is one hour, […]

Asher Hartman, Maria Maea, Emily Mast, Jasmine Orpilla

Starts promptly at 8pm   Asher Hartman with Michael Bonnabel and Philip Littell, It’s Better to Start Out Ugly is day five of a year-long project with performers Michael Bonnabel and Philip Littell, written and directed by Asher Hartman. Two men, one room, shared illness, shifting bodies, putrid, hateful, delusional, and bound are John and Alfred, […]


"How to Bake a Cake in the Digital Age" is a half-hour comedy special set in a cooking show that may or may not ever start, starring Christina Catherine Martinez, who may or may not be playing a character that may or may not be having a real emotional breakdown. Filmed in November 2020 at […]

Dicky Bahto & Prima Jalichandra-Sakuntabhai

image credit: Prima Jalichandra-Sakuntabha, 1973 (2019) A program of moving images and performance, by Dicky Bahto & Prima Jalichandra-Sakuntabhai, the night of March 23rd. Presale tickets can be reserved here Masks are required to be worn inside, at this event. - "I'll be showing two recent pieces... six pages from a diary, a Super 8 film that […]

Xandra Ibarra, Nothing lower than I

Human Resources LA 410 Cottage Home, Los Angeles, CA

Image credit: Xandra Ibarra, Chest Rest, 2020.   Human Resources Los Angeles presents Nothing lower than I, a solo exhibition by interdisciplinary artist Xandra Ibarra. The exhibition is anchored in an archival exploration and artistic study of Bob Flanagan and Sheree Rose’s canonical performances experimenting with sadism, masochism, pleasure, illness and disability in 1980s and […]

mark so, a future in hand

mark so   a future in hand     -   spilled close to the earth Outside and in, living sideways, and down   opposite the center and at the bottom, indeterminate sounds. thumbed through and read unmistakably nearer--a great roar all around that covered every other sound. in night and the table outside the […]

Cube – Pure Shit – Prosperity

Human Resources LA 410 Cottage Home, Los Angeles, CA

Cube is the electronic music project of NY-based artist Adam Keith.  Live, Cube conjures a whirlwind of strobing light and video to hypnotic effect.  Searing textures and violent rhythms give way to moments of hushed, eerie beauty.  Musically, the project touches on industrial, dub, drum & bass, noise, and more, but does so with a […]


Pau S. Pescador – Hot Girl Summer (and other trans myths)

Hot Girl Summer (and other trans myths) A Performance by Pau S. Pescador February 24, 8 pm Hot Girl Summer (and other trans myths) is a three-act performance art event, which takes place in the optimistic summer days of 2021. Vaccines, socializing and the act of being seen! Through this solo performance Pescador utilizes costumes, […]

Bruce & Norman Yonemoto – GARAGE SALES

Two nights of screenings focusing on a trio of films by the Yonemoto brothers: Thursday, February 17th, 8:00pm:  Tickets for Thursdays screening of Garage Sale can be reserved here Bruce and Norman Yonemoto, Garage Sale, 1976, 16mm transferred to digital, 85 min Garage Sale is a campy feature centered on a story of marital upheaval between drag queen Goldie Glitters […]

Purple Glitter Slime

An evening of queer performances and works by Amanda-Faye Jimenez Aimee Goguen & Dakota Higgins John Burdole Laub Nathan Lam Vuong Zori Swanegan 7$ Doors open at 8 Performances begin promptly at 830 Tickets can be purchased here: Amanda-Faye Jimenez is a writer and comedic performer born and raised in Los Angeles. She is mostly […]

Reading with José Muñoz


This (online) seminar takes up the work of José Esteban Muñoz, a defining figure in queer theory, queer of color critique, and performance studies. We will read excerpts from his three books (Disidentifications, Cruising Utopia, and The Sense of Brown) to explore his key terms and the impact of his thinking on the work of […]

Noche de Amor

Noche de Amor  Music by Neyva, Romeo Diablos, Fairy Boy, Bae Banxx, Ora77k, & Soulm4te  February 11, 2021 6:30—11PM  Proof of full vaccination and contact info required for entry to this event Masks required at all times while inside the space This event has a limited capacity, plan to arrive in timely manner to ensure […]

Pristina / Sauber Zauber / TBHQ

Human Resources LA 410 Cottage Home, Los Angeles, CA

Pristina / Sauber Zauber / TBHQ • Proof of full vaccination and contact info required for entry to this event • Masks required at all times while inside the space • This event has a limited capacity, plan to arrive in timely manner to ensure entry! • Getting (free) tickets in advance is strongly encouraged […]

Apparitions: a group show

Human Resources LA 410 Cottage Home, Los Angeles, CA

The group stems from a virtual art salon that was facilitated by Miljohn Ruperto at the end of 2020. With their diverse backgrounds and satellite presence, artists were invited to question the opacity in the contemporary art world while sharing their past and current works. The space of conversation is suspended through virtual meetings, discussing […]

Sebastian Hernandez [Postponed]

POSTPONED Multi disciplinary trans femme artist Sebastian Hernandez presents a new work with a group of femmes to bring forth a happening in the dark.

Jasmine Nyende: To keep me warm. While I grieve.

I’m making a quilt. At Human Resources. To keep me warm. While I grieve. If you want. Bring me warm fabrics. Anytime between 6-10pm. While I sew. You can’t actually come inside but bring fabrics/ old clean clothes or other textiles and you can watch while I sew from inside while you are outside. It’s like […]

Leila Bordreuil • Nephila

Human Resources LA 410 Cottage Home, Los Angeles, CA

UPEND presents LEILA BORDREUIL NEPHILA “Leila Bordreuil is a Brooklyn-based cellist, composer and sound-artist from France. She accesses concepts as diverse as Noise, contemporary classical, free jazz, and experimental traditions but adheres to none of them. Her music mixes deep melancholia with harsh noise-walls at ear-bleeding levels, and was described by the New York Times […]

Doubles & Double Duty: corey’s winter soiree 𝙖 𝙨𝙥𝙚𝙘𝙞𝙖𝙡 𝙡𝙞𝙩𝙩𝙡𝙚 𝙬𝙞𝙣𝙩𝙚𝙧 𝙨𝙤𝙞𝙧𝙚𝙚 𝙣𝙚𝙭𝙩 𝙒𝙚𝙙𝙣𝙚𝙨𝙙𝙖𝙮, 𝘿𝙚𝙘 15. 𝙙𝙤𝙪𝙗𝙡𝙚𝙨 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙙𝙤𝙪𝙗𝙡𝙚 𝙙𝙪𝙩𝙮: 1.𝙛𝙞𝙡𝙢 𝙗𝙮 𝙈𝙖𝙧𝙩𝙝𝙖 𝘾𝙤𝙡𝙗𝙪𝙧𝙣 & 𝙋𝙖𝙩 𝙊'𝙉𝙚𝙞𝙡𝙡. 2.𝙩𝙧𝙪𝙢𝙥𝙚𝙩 & 𝙙𝙧𝙪𝙢𝙨 𝙗𝙮 𝘾𝙤𝙧𝙚𝙮 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙩𝙧𝙖𝙫𝙚𝙡𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙨𝙘𝙝𝙤𝙡𝙖𝙧 𝙈𝙧. 𝙂𝙖𝙗𝙧𝙞𝙚𝙡 𝙒𝙤𝙣𝙘𝙠 𝙛𝙧𝙤𝙢 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙐𝙆. 3.𝙩𝙧𝙪𝙢𝙥𝙚𝙩 & 𝙩𝙪𝙗𝙖 𝙗𝙮 𝙡𝙚𝙜𝙚𝙣𝙙𝙨 𝘾𝙪𝙕𝙣𝙨 : 𝘽𝙤𝙗𝙗𝙮 𝘽𝙧𝙖𝙙𝙛𝙤𝙧𝙙 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙒𝙞𝙡𝙡𝙞𝙖𝙢 𝙍𝙤𝙥𝙚𝙧. 4.𝙨𝙪𝙧𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙡𝙞𝙨𝙩 𝙘𝙤𝙡𝙡𝙖𝙜𝙚 𝙬𝙖𝙡𝙡𝙥𝙖𝙥𝙚𝙧 𝙗𝙮 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙣𝙚𝙬 𝙈𝙀𝙎𝙃 𝙂𝙧𝙤𝙪𝙥 […]

“Dorian Wood: Songs From a Palace Fire”

After two years, acclaimed artist Dorian Wood returns to Human Resources LA with three unforgettable performances.     Tickets can be purchased here, to attend      Note: Proof of COVID-19 vaccination must be presented at the door the night of the event, and masks must be worn at all times during the performance.

Martín Escalante + Weasel Walter, Tim Dahl

UPEND presents MARTÍN ESCALANTE + WEASEL WALTER TIM DAHL Tuesday November 30 at 8pm The L.A. debut of the lacerating sax and drums free jazz duo of MARTÍN ESCALANTE + WEASEL WALTER plus a solo set from NYC bass wrangler TIM DAHL. A gadfly in multiple realms of the underground and extreme musics for three decades, Weasel […]

M. A. Guevara: Harmonic Oscillation Video Screening

Human Resources LA 410 Cottage Home, Los Angeles, CA

Join us for a screening M. A. Guevera's collection of expirimental videos in support of his debut solo exhibition Harmonic Oscillation. The video screening will be followed by a conversation between M. A. Guevara and curator Hugo Cervantes of Human Resouces-Los Angeles. Doors: 6:30pm Screening and Q&A: 7:00pm Masks are required to enter the gallery. This […]