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Why You So Negative?

Opening Reception: Friday, October 18th  8pm Exhibition Dates: Friday, October 18—Sunday, October 27th Gallery Hours: Wed-Sun,  12-5pm Performance by Nikhil Chopra: Sunday, October 20th  7pm   Why You So Negative? responds to institutional rebranding and removal of work by artist, Chiraag Bhakta. The solo exhibition features the original work—an installation which examines the commodification of […]

Alexandre Dorriz – Consciousness is Code in the Occidental Vacuum

Human Resources LA 410 Cottage Home, Los Angeles, CA

Opening Friday October 11th 7-10pm On view Saturday 10/12 and Sunday 10/13 12—6pm   Consciousness is Code in the Occidental Vacuum is part of an ongoing investigation of fiber and its relations to time, memory, and optics through museology and dramaturgy practices. Dorriz works with the historical discovery of synthetic and semi-synthetic fibers, and their […]

Bitch Slap

Sunday, October 6th  7pm $10 suggested donation Bitch Slap! is an evening of performance and video art at Human Resources LA, by female identified and non-binary artists who confront contrived notions of femininity. In a time where didactic art seems like the only pathway to social justice, these powerful works incorporate humor to playfully explore […]

HRLA Symposium I: Think Local

Human Resources LA 410 Cottage Home, Los Angeles, CA

Join us for a day-long symposium featuring emerging critical voices in our community. This event features responses to work encountered at HRLA, in spaces like HRLA or in museums in the region. We hope to give attendees a sense of the impact of local performances, exhibitions and events on discourse about contemporary art; our aim […]



Human Resources LA 410 Cottage Home, Los Angeles, CA

Sadly, in a show about quietness, it’s my first instinct to write about getting noisy.  If I latch onto a metaphor for political action, a reader could imagine the swarming power of the colony because, yes, each hive is made up of little bees and so, the modest can become intrusive, and sure, maybe the […]

Secret Joy

September 27th & 28th, 8:30 pm Written and directed by Brian Getnick, performed by Dani O'Terry and Gregory Barnett   Secret Joy is a play about beheading the past to make it speak. Sculptural costumes and weaponry are taken up by the performers to transform an ancient power struggle between the crowd and leader into a […]

Angel Alvarado: Geovani’s Room

Exhibition dates: Wed Sept 18 - Fri Sept 20,  12PM-8PM Opening reception: Wed Sept 18,  6-9PM Closing reception: Friday Sept 20, 6-9PM, performance at 8PM. Organized in collaboration with curator and researcher Javier Arellano Vences from the Vincent Price Art Museum, Human Resources Los Angeles is pleased to present ​Angel Alvarado: Geovani’s Room​, the artist’s first […]

Josefina — An Installation by Fabián Guerrero

Human Resources LA 410 Cottage Home, Los Angeles, CA

Opening August 29, 6-10pm Screening at 8pm followed by music and drinks Organized by Fabián Guerrero and Clara López Menéndez Josefina is for and about my grandma, Josefina. I wanted to document, in short clips, not only my grandma but also my family: the sounds, movements and the house that I was raised in as […]

Matt Weston (Albany) w/ Shook/Byrnes, yek koo, Casa Berenice

Human Resources LA 410 Cottage Home, Los Angeles, CA

Doors at 8, Music begins at 8:30 All Ages $10 (advance tickets available here) Human Resources is pleased to welcome MATT WESTON (percussion/electronics) from Albany, NY. Matt will be joined by WILSON SHOOK (saxophones) and TED BYRNES (percussion) for a combined set of solo, duo, and trio improvisation. YEK KOO (Helga Fassonaki) and CASA BERENICE […]


Marcia Bassett + Samara Lubelski / Kaori Suzuki + John Krausbauer / Rogue Squares

Doors 8 / Music 9 Advance tickets available here MARCIA BASSETT (guitar) and SAMARA LUBELSKI (violin) first performed as a duo in 2009, improvising musical scores to films by Michael Snow and Hollis Frampton at X-Initiative, Next Years Model series at DIA. Since their initial collaboration, Bassett and Lubelski have continued to draw from their […]

$8 – $15

Abe Hollow•Rose Droll•Sam Gurry’s “Winners Bitch”•Borey+Essyre

Human Resources LA 410 Cottage Home, Los Angeles, CA

$10 // bring your friends // Doors at 8pm, Sets at 8:30 Abe Hollow (Oakland)// Abe Hollow is the new songwriting project of Oakland-based composer and producer Adam Hirsch. His songs are a sublimation of his skills as a multi-instrumentalist and recording engineer, his experimental tendencies toward collaboration and improvisation, and his continual obsession with […]


Jurassic Park: The Musical

Human Resources LA 410 Cottage Home, Los Angeles, CA

A Performance by Paul Pescador August 9, 10 and 11, 8 pm Jurassic Park: The Musical is a three-act performance art event, which centers around Pescador’s third grade elementary school experience and his desire to transform the Michael Crichton’s novel Jurassic Park into a stage play. The overall performance becomes about naive ambitions, the scientists […]


Human Resources LA 410 Cottage Home, Los Angeles, CA

TRANZA Show. Música. Interpretaciones Featuring:  The Sand Ninja Byron Angela Pereira Africa Avila Gina DVina plus other special guests. $5 - $20 Suggested Donation. #Tranza is a queer performance night in Los Ángeles showcasing LA-based and LA-grown art, music, and performances. Created and curated by the Byron Collective, Tranza creates a space to share and […]

Shawn Greenlee • Vasculae • Nial Morgan

Human Resources LA 410 Cottage Home, Los Angeles, CA

UPEND presents wednesday night noise doors at eight sound nine – donate seven SHAWN GREENLEE (Providence, RI) A perennial figure of Providence's stridently independent underground, Shawn Greenlee is known as a pusher of thresholds as a core member of the noise-rock unit Landed, and had been long identified with his project Pleasurehorse. Having shed that […]



Show 6pm-late Requested Donations: $6-$66 (all donations go towards the tour! This is a fundraiser show) performances by: The Uhuruverse  Dem Cauldronz Jupiter Black Mimi Tempestt  Love & Tolliver You Guys Suck Like Real Hard Shut The Fuck Up Thanks! (YGSLRHSTFUT!) DJ sets by:  Grotessk Shane Clay Open Mic (6-7:30PM) #SnatchPower Zines for sale!  BYOW […]


“Ages ago, about exactly one week after having Nexplanon removed from the inner side of my left arm, under the skin, I felt how my shoulders widened. Nexplanon is a birth control implant that releases progestin. It contains 68 mg of the active substance etonogestrel. Synthetic progestin mimics the actions of progesterone, a naturally occurring […]

$10 – $30

Donna Oblongata: All 100 Fires

Human Resources LA 410 Cottage Home, Los Angeles, CA

Somewhere in a forest nearby, a lone guerrilla commander will ask you to prove yourself during a game of Pass the Sponge. If you fail at that, maybe you can help grind the sulfur. Meanwhile, the Giant Ibis was thought to be extinct in Cambodia, though footage from a few years ago reveals that some […]

$10 – $15

HOGG • Nghtcrwlr • Pistola • Newboy

L&S and Night Gaunt present HOGG (Chicago) Nghtcrwlr Pistola (Anthony Vannicola and Michael Demaio, LA Debut) Newboy ( Record Release) + Night Gaunt DJs 8 PM | All Ages $10 advance tickets here $15 day of show ***Physical copies of Newboy's “Funky Bullshit” Vinyl LP on Night Gaunt will be available for […]


Los Angeles based dancer, choreographer, and photographer, Jobel Medina will premiere two new solos for the first time in two years at Human Resources. Highly physical and thought-provoking, Jobel’s new solos undertake problematic subjects with humor and sensuality. By merging both experimental practices and over-the-top drama inside his process, he’s become less burdened by the […]


The Never Quartet: An Installation by Michael Morley

Music for The Never Quartet an installation for a quartet of four bowed acoustic guitars by Michael Morley   Sunday July 14th Afternoon, Dusk, Night 4:30pm - 6:30pm - 8:30pm free and open to the public   with special performances by Electric Sound Bath & CGRSM Black Editions and Human Resources Los Angeles present the […]

Everyone I Love Bites Back: Poetry and Prose Reading

Join us for a poetry and prose reading, called “Everyone I Love Bites Back,” hosted and curated by Christopher Soto, award-winning poet and editor of Nepantla: An Anthology Dedicated to Queer Poets of Color. Celebrate the start to summer, and Christopher’s return to Los Angeles, with this gathering of writers, activists, academics, and weirdos. Speakers […]

Borasisi Record Release Show

Patrick Shiroishi  Vinny Golia Dylan Fujioka  Alex Cline  LA Fog Doors 8:30pm $7 *no one will be turned away for lack of funds


Human Resources LA 410 Cottage Home, Los Angeles, CA

RIDDIMS a solo exhibition of Adee Roberson, organized by independent curator Essence Harden. Opening Reception Wednesday July 3rd 6—9pm Gallery open Thursday—Sunday 12—6pm RIDDIMS Block Party Sunday July 7th 1—6pm BBQ, snacks, and drinks all day. Throw what you want on the grill! Adee Roberson and Essence Harden in conversation 2—3pm Performance by Thurmon Green […]

Look Who’s Talking Now

Opening: Sunday, June 23rd  6-10pm Gallery Hours: Monday, June 24 - Saturday, June 29   12-6pm Performances by Malinche and Figgy DJ Set by Paxico Records The more intricately connected that people are to one another, the more their ideas and projects appear to follow similar patterns. Look Who’s Talking Now focuses on painting as its […]

Brian Getnick: Poem for the community

Poem for the community sculptures and works on paper by Brian Getnick   Exhibition dates: Wednesday, June 19—Friday, June 21 Gallery hours: 5pm-9pm or by appointment (call 773.351.1888)   In the fall of 2018, artist Brian Getnick presented Punishment's Place—an ensemble performance wherein the shattered pieces of a monument to Prometheus Bound were assembled to the beat of a […]

W00DY / Stevie Richards / Sleep Clinic / In-House Pharmacy

Human Resources LA 410 Cottage Home, Los Angeles, CA

Sonoptik & Human Resources present euphonic journey W00DY Stevie Richards (aka Cleaning Lady) Sleep Clinic In-House Pharmacy FREE FREE FREE There will also be an installation in place by Stalgia Grigg for all to enjoy. -------------- W00DY W00dy from Pittsburgh is attempting to bring absurdity to the dance floor with fast bpm’s, high energy […]


Stalgia Grigg: is a weapon and we

Human Resources LA 410 Cottage Home, Los Angeles, CA

opening reception: fri june fourteen : seven to ten on view sat june fifteen—tues june eighteen : noon to six The ideological ground that Logic and Rationality stand on is slipping away. Liberalism has rallied to defend the sacred ground of "truth," while slowly realizing it may have been a constructed fiction all along. At […]

Magma Chamber: A Night of Volcanic Rhythm

Magma Chamber: A Night of Volcanic Rhythm |APAHM Phase: Zah, Nihar, Kohinoorgasm, Raver Baba Zah Nihar Kohinoorgasm Raver Baba Doors at 8p // Show at 9p Sliding Scale $0-$15 Drinks $2 // Free Water All Ages Wheelchair Accessible Except for the Upstairs Bathroom _______________________________________________________________ #APAHM PHASE, an #AAPI alternative arts series, […]

Crom, Persekutor, Beyond Pain, Forest Lawn

Human Resources LA 410 Cottage Home, Los Angeles, CA

Church of the 8th Day Presents: Saturday June 8th 2019 at Human Resources CROM PERSEKUTOR BEYOND PAIN FOREST LAWN 8pm / $10 / 21+ / FREE BEER



ZOOM LENS PRESENTS ᴿᴱᵀᵁᴿᴺ a reclamation of the fragmented past Ceramiks (w/ String Ensemble) oh my muu “trying my best” Video: Reinabe “In The Object” Video: Plaster Cast Sonoda + Special Guest DJ PINK FERRARI (London/Manila) VJ by Moogil Follow the Official […]

Office Hrz

Stop by Office Hrz at HR to see the filming of new work by Saturn (formerly Saturn Risin9), the culmination of a week-long residency at HR. gallery hours: 12pm-10pm donations: $5 at the door or venmo

$5 – $30

Queer Intimacy and States of Emotion / Cross-Continental Friendships

SELF#2 by Telémachos Alexiou Group Show Fundraiser/Art Sale curated by Telémachos Alexiou Join us for a one-day fundraising exhibition combining works by established and emerging queer artists from Berlin and Los Angeles. Exhibiting artists include: Ron Athey, Lucas Bihler, Cassils, Alex Chaves, Zackary Drucker, Spilios Gianakopoulos, Monilola Ilupeju, Young Joon Kwak, Eva Mitala, Tyler Matthew Oyer, […]


Exhibition Dates: May 17th - May 19th, 2019 Gallery Hours: Friday – Sunday 12:00 – 6:00 PM or by appointment Human Resources LA presents Walking in the Sun an exhibition that centers the experiences of Filipinx American artists and their shared experiences navigating the complexities of colorism in the Asian American Pacific islander (AAPI) communities. […]

Phil Minton & Audrey Chen • Swinging Chandeliers • Corey Fogel

Human Resources LA 410 Cottage Home, Los Angeles, CA

UPEND  presents PHIL MINTON & AUDREY CHEN (London/Berlin) SWINGING CHANDELIERS COREY FOGEL doors 8pm sound 9pm donate $10 PHIL MINTON /  AUDREY CHEN DUO ✶ Los Angeles debut ✶ Phil Minton (b. 1940, Torquay, England) is a improvisor whose contorted vocal emissions have pushed beyond the boundaries of genre. The past four decades have heard […]


Theo Triantafyllidis: Anti-Gone

Human Resources LA 410 Cottage Home, Los Angeles, CA

Anti-Gone A Performance in Mixed-Reality by Theo Triantafyllidis May 11th & 12th, 7pm Duration: 3 acts, 60mins, no intermission In a post-climate change world, environmental catastrophe has become normalized. Cities are sunken, yet the vestiges of late-capitalist culture – consumerism, inequality, social unrest – live on, clinging like barnacles to the ruins of civilization. Spyda […]


Laida Lertxundi: Words, Planets

Human Resources LA 410 Cottage Home, Los Angeles, CA

This film applies the six principles for composition delineated in ‘Opinions on Painting by the Monk of the Green Pumpkin’, written by the eighteenth-century Chinese painter Shih-T’ao as referenced in Raúl Ruíz’s essay ‘For a Shamanic Cinema’ (for example, ‘draw attention to a scene emerging from a static background’ or ‘add scattered dynamism to immobility’). […]

William Basinski + Lawrence English: Selva Oscura

Human Resources LA 410 Cottage Home, Los Angeles, CA

UPEND presents William Basinski + Lawrence English: Selva Oscura Wednesday May 8th at 9pm Please note: this is a special seated performance with limited capacity. Advance tickets are recommended. ticket link facebook event page From their respective bases in Los Angeles and Brisbane, William Basinski and Lawrence English – two crucial figures of […]


Jennie MaryTai Liu with Alana Reibstein: Nemeton

Human Resources LA 410 Cottage Home, Los Angeles, CA

Nemeton is a durational choreography which makes a thicket of words, positions, and breath. Nine bodies listen and voice words spoken by nine other bodies— artists no longer living— experiencing what language can make present, and what it shrouds. performed by Stacy Dawson Stearns, Jessica Emmanuel, Cristina Fernandez, Maria Maea, Coral Lobera, Jasmine Orpilla, Alana […]

$5 – $10

Greg Kelley/Jessika Kenney • Rob Noyes • Wilson Shook

Human Resources LA 410 Cottage Home, Los Angeles, CA

UPEND presents GREG KELLEY / JESSIKA KENNEY DUO ROB NOYES WILSON SHOOK donate 8 doors at 8 sound at 9 Facebook Event Page GREG KELLEY / JESSIKA KENNEY First time meeting of a surely astounding duo of two key figures in sound: Trumpet player Greg Kelley – on tour from Seattle – and Jessika […]


Echo Park Film Center

On view daily from 2-7 pm Closing potluck party: Thursday, April 25, 7-10 pm, with performances at 8:30 Echo Park Film Center takes over HRLA's galleries for three days and nights—with media installations, performances, and programs of films and videos made by the Film Center's Co-op, as well as artists who have participated in their […]


Guionnet & Khouri • Chen & Sadja • Guionnet & Kennedy & Hutson

Human Resources LA 410 Cottage Home, Los Angeles, CA

The Unwrinkled Ear Presents Jean-Luc Guionnet and Lotus Edde Khouri - saxophone and dance AFTERBURNER: Audrey Chen and Doron Sadja - voice, electronics and light Jean-Luc Guionnet and William Hutson and Jeremy Kennedy - saxophone and electronics and drums Doors 8:30/ Music 9 Jean-Luc Guionnet returns to Los Angeles after two years, bringing with him […]


Leather Bath (Greh Holger/John Wiese) • Noise Nomads • Joseph Hammer • Sarah Brady

Human Resources LA 410 Cottage Home, Los Angeles, CA

UPEND presents LEATHER BATH (Greh Holger/John Wiese) Noise Nomads Joseph Hammer Sarah Brady donate 8 doors at 9 sound at 10 Facebook Event Page LEATHER BATH holger and wiese convene their end-of-the-world sound duo in L.A. for the first time in six years NOISE NOMADS primal electro-acoustics and bonescrape anti-thetics. first show from jeff hartford […]


3rd International Global Karaoke World Championships with Kim Jong Un

Human Resources LA 410 Cottage Home, Los Angeles, CA

Friday and Saturday, April 12 and 13 Doors at 7pm Performance at 8pm FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—Fresh from his nation's supreme victory at Hanoi—Supreme Leader of the DPRK—The Democratic People's Republic of Korea Kim Jong Un (Seung-Min Lee) will make an appearance on the Pacific Rim of Los Angeles, California, USA at Human Resources LA to […]

Redactions (In Progress)

This is a new way to think of oneself, a body composite. No firm boundaries, not a me with space around. But one of those games, magnet shards that pull apart at a suggestion, seem whole but disperse into their millions. Think of yourself that way, a toy of many, host, hosting, little bugs, gathered […]

Public Fiction: Dylan Mira & Sarah Rara

Three-part poems by artists / writers Dylan Mira and Sarah Rara will inhabit opposing sides of a double-sided marquee—the illuminated exterior sign from Public Fiction’s former storefront location in Highland Park (2010—2015)—permanently removed from its original location, now briefly installed inside HRLA's main gallery. Each day, a new section of text will replace the previous […]

When in doubt, read Nightwood: Act III

Thursday March 28, 2019 - 8PM Door: $5-7 sliding scale O Widow Lazarus. The last part of a piece developed around the Djuna Barnes novel: a hysterical break-up that breaks into song. It culls the sentiments stirred by melodramas and musicals to wonder what’s after desire. How does refusal and discarding answer the yearning for transcendence and, […]

The International Expanded Field

Human Resources LA 410 Cottage Home, Los Angeles, CA

In the spirit of transnational dialog in times of heightened fragmentation, competition and isolation, The International Expanded Field brings members of different diasporic communities of Los Angeles for a three day event at Human Resources. With a critical and contemporary look at the late 1960s and 1970s third world solidarity movements, the three day event […]

Betsy Hunt: Drawing Exercises

Opening at 6pm - 9pm OneHouse ArtExperience presents Drawing Exercises features three short videos - done during a one week, May 2018, residency at the Motion and Media Across Disciplines Lab (MMAD Lab) at the University of Minnesota Duluth, by Duluth-based artist, Betsy Hunt. Betsy's current research is in video art, experimental animation, and performance […]

The Death of Medea

Human Resources LA 410 Cottage Home, Los Angeles, CA

Theatre Roscius (Constance Strickland) and Project Nongenue, in collaboration with and as part of Veronique D'Entremont's show Church of Art  Conceived by Constance Strickland Directed by Olivia Buntane Movement Direction by Christine Breihan Performed and developed by Constance Strickland and Liz Eldridge Constance Strickland is Creative Director of Theatre Roscius, an experimental theatre company that focuses […]


A Portal Through Which Love May Enter 

Human Resources LA 410 Cottage Home, Los Angeles, CA

Veronique d'Entremont, Veronica De Jesus and Cole M. James will discuss and share practices for healing ancestral and family connections, discovered through art and writing. As a group, we will engage a practice based in the work of trauma therapist and theologian Kelly Germaine-Strickland, and spiritual activist Jardana Peacock, who practice ancestral healing as an […]


Church of Art

Human Resources LA 410 Cottage Home, Los Angeles, CA

Using the framing of organized spiritual practice, Church of Art encompasses the work of artists who seek healing and self-actualization through various disciplines. Staged in front of an installation by Veronique d’Entremont, Gregory Barnett will perform an interactive, durational work, before the Sunday Service begins at 5pm. Sermons will be delivered by Veronique d’Entremont and Kim Ye […]


Beginning to End Fest day 3

Human Resources LA 410 Cottage Home, Los Angeles, CA

FREE doors at 11:30am noon - Sobbing Honey - Grant Capes and Mike Meanstreetz. tone and silence. gibbering beats and accidental blasts. don't worry, it will be over soon. 12:30 - James Fella / Seth Kasselman - visitors from the mighty desert citadel of Phoenix. Expect a diversity of unsettling sounds and pleasing juxtapositions. Jazz […]


Beginning to End Fest day 2

Human Resources LA 410 Cottage Home, Los Angeles, CA

FREEEEEE... we will do our best to have a few BBQs going during the day so bring something to grill if you want... nothing like snacks and music! doors at 11:30 noon - Saint Cecilia will serenade us over coffee and donuts. Sweetness and light served with a hot splash of wake-up!!!! 12:45 - Soft […]


Beginning to End Fest day 1

Human Resources LA 410 Cottage Home, Los Angeles, CA

FREE Welcome to the first night of the three day celebration of music and performance at Human Resources Los Angeles. 8:15pm - The Deep Silence - this guy's instagram handle is the Wizard Adam... it is fitting because of the magic that springs from his mind, his fingers and his gadgets. We run the risk […]


Alex Zhang Hungtai • Ka Baird • Yek Koo

UPEND presents Alex Zhang Hungtai Ka Baird Yek Koo as part of Human Resources Los Angeles 2019-Q1 sunday march third doors at eight - sound at nine donate $10 at the door advance tickets also available here. facebook event page ALEX ZHANG HUNGTAI Alex Zhang Hungtai is a Chinese diasporic artist and musician who has […]

Mulan, Make Up!

Human Resources LA 410 Cottage Home, Los Angeles, CA

Mulan, Make Up! (轉世花木蘭), a queer exhibition curated by artist Yu Cheng-Ta (余政達) and organized by Taiwan Academy in Los Angeles (洛杉磯臺灣書院), delivers perspectives on body politics and highlights nakedness of gender fluid through visual art and performance. The special screening and performance party of Mulan, Make Up! features several experimental short films created by artists […]

Medium Judith: The Plumbing Tree

Human Resources LA 410 Cottage Home, Los Angeles, CA

Thursday, February 28 8pm Friday, March 1 8pm  Tickets: $10, Buy online to reserve a seat as tickets are limited!! Tickets will also be available at the door if we do not sell out online. buy here The Plumbing Tree is a three-act play, told through the perspectives of an eccentric family plagued by dogma. Each act is […]



YOU ARE The Uhuruverse is releasing their Sophomore Album, “Who Killed Kenisha” on February 25th, 2019 at Human Resources LA. An evening of: BDSM 101 with The Goddexx Cori Opening Performance by FUCK U PAY US (FUPU) DJs: Bapari, Mounir Closing Performances by The Uhuruverse   This album release party is a joint birthday celebration. […]

Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle: The Evanesced

Human Resources LA 410 Cottage Home, Los Angeles, CA

In The Evanesced, 100+ drawings, large scale paintings and a suite of performances bring attention to a painful subject: missing black womxn in America and the African diaspora, from history to the present day. Abstract "un-portraits" of elusive figures are conjured up--drawn with handmade brushes and while the Hinkle improvises dances to blues, hip-hop, and […]


Human Resources LA 410 Cottage Home, Los Angeles, CA

CRINKLE is a project exploring sensory perception and themes surrounding multi-sensory integration, particularly the binding of taste and sound. An attempt at understanding the phenomenon of synesthesia moves one to question, what does a taste experience sound like? How might a sound experience taste? In asking, this collaboration between artists Jonathan Silberman and Jasmine Sarp […]

$25 – $35

A RAVE Is A Rave is a rave

Human Resources LA 410 Cottage Home, Los Angeles, CA

With tunes by amazing djs Baba Electronica, Tyler Matthew Oyer and Toni and bargain prices!! FEB 16 10pm - 4am Door: $5-10 sliding scale BYOB Come dance those bones! A RAVE Is A Rave is a rave!! And please invite everyone and anyone!! The more the merrier since that space is generally gigantic.

$5 – $10

tell no lies / claim no easy victories

Human Resources LA 410 Cottage Home, Los Angeles, CA

February 15, friday - 7 - 10pm | Free & BYOB performance-in-progress night with Karla Ekatherine Canseco & Christal Perez Jinseok Choi Maria Maea Roksana Pirouzmand Pacoima Techno image credit: Roksana Pirouzmand, Painting Pond, 2009. Video still. event organized by Clara López Menéndez

Dorian Wood: Color From God-lung (Larkwat 00)

Human Resources LA 410 Cottage Home, Los Angeles, CA

Color From God-lung is an endurance-based opera series in which the performers create an intense yet minimalist environment through the use of their bodies, and how they relate to each other. Inspired from a dream by Dorian Wood, the opera unfolds within the petrified carcass of a giant celestial elephant, one of thousands strewn across […]


There is almost not an interval

Human Resources LA 410 Cottage Home, Los Angeles, CA

We will walk along an unplanned route, departing from HRLA at the end of the Golden Dragon Parade (3pm) on Saturday February 9th, and then again at 3pm on Sunday February 10th. Each walk will begin in silence, with conversation arriving in response to the territory covered and the pace of walking. Live audio from […]

One, Again / Against One

One, Again / Against One is a group show interested in the osculation of being one and many. Oriented towards the processes and conditions that enable relations to be skewed, at times awkward, or not necessarily there, but almost, is the exhibits domain. The title of the show riffs off of Jackie Wang’s Against Innocence, […]


Cinema began in wonder, the wonder that reality can be transcribed with such immediacy. All of cinema is an attempt to perpetuate and to reinvent that sense of wonder. ... Until the advent of television emptied the movie theaters, it was from a weekly visit to the cinema that you learned (or tried to learn) […]

Exquisite Rugs, Exceptional Service: 530 N. Lake Avenue, Pasadena

Human Resources LA 410 Cottage Home, Los Angeles, CA

An in-progress installation about Pasadena Rug Mart, established in 1932 and closed in 2017, commemorating this diasporic 20th Century shop as a personal, cultural, business, and social archive of 530 N. Lake Avenue, Pasadena and incorporating documentation and archival materials dating from the 1930s-2000s, as well as books, textiles, ephemera, yarn used to make repairs, […]

Dorian Wood: Rhythm Nation 1814

Human Resources LA 410 Cottage Home, Los Angeles, CA

For one night only, singer/composer Dorian Wood will honor the 30th anniversary of the release of Janet Jackson's 1989 masterpiece "Rhythm Nation 1814" by performing it in its entirety, arranged for voice and piano. Says Dorian: "I was 14 when this album came out. No other music at the time sounded like it. I knew […]


Elliot Reed: Ant

Human Resources LA 410 Cottage Home, Los Angeles, CA January 11th + 12th 2019 12pm - 12am Ant is a new project by Elliot Reed. 45 performers create a film in private. The resulting multi-cam footage is projected in the same room, January 11th + 12th 12pm - 12am Ant is inspired by the mathematics concept Langton's Ant. Langton's Ant proves that a […]

Jennifer Doyle: Letting Go

Human Resources LA 410 Cottage Home, Los Angeles, CA

Letting Go A reading of a work in progress: reflections on living with harassment. Jennifer Doyle is a member of the Board of Directors for Human Resources Los Angeles. She is the author of Campus Sex/Campus Security, Hold It Against Me: Difficulty and Emotion in Contemporary Art and Sex Objects: Art and the Dialectics of […]


Autumn Knight: Yes + No: A Cult

Human Resources LA 410 Cottage Home, Los Angeles, CA

This event is a 2 part performance. Part 1 uses text, light persuasion, and vocalization to think about the construction of collective thought, action, and belief. Part 2 is a lecture about cognitive dissonance. Autumn Knight is an interdisciplinary artist working with performance, installation and text. Her performance work has been in group exhibitions at […]



Human Resources LA 410 Cottage Home, Los Angeles, CA

We thought we were going to have to move out, now it seems we don't. We'll be in this space for the foreseeable future, then we'll be in another. Until then, continuous grand finales! Including contributions from: Aarum Alatorre Ace Farren Ford Alexandria Douziech Alex Twomey Alex Zhang Hungtai Alice Cunt Allison Wyper Amanda Horowitz […]

Kayla Tange: Defining Boundaries

Performance and Opening December 20th 8pm Gallery Hours December 21st,  12-5pm Human Resources (HRLA) presents a multimedia installation and performance by Kayla Tange. Defining Boundaries explores the construction of boundaries that protect sacred interiority. Tange’s performance utilizes ritual, sound, ephemeral architecture and collected confessions (including her own) in an attempt to establish psychic, emotional and […]

Views from Here: Los Angeles | A panel discussion about being based in LA

Human Resources LA 410 Cottage Home, Los Angeles, CA

Moderated by Michelle Grabner with Jennifer Bolande, Neha Choksi, Courtney Fink, Galia Linn, Shana Lutker, Forrest Olivo, Paul Pescador, and Paul Mpagi Sepuya Join us for a conversation about regionality, locality, and the myriad of ways in which arts-workers find themselves living and working in Los Angeles. This panel is comprised of artists, curators, and […]


Terror en lo Profundo

Human Resources LA 410 Cottage Home, Los Angeles, CA

Opening Saturday 12/8 7—10pm On view through 12/16 Gallery hours Thursday-Sunday, noon-6pm Artistas / Artists: Rosalee Bernabe, Wendy Cabrera Rubio, Juan Caloca, Christian Camacho, Paloma Contreras Lomas, El Pelele, Elsoldelrac, Julieta Gil, Sebastián Gonzales de Gortari, Abraham Gonzáles Pacheco, Cristobal Gracia, Madeline Jimenez, Enrique López Llamas, Morgan Mandalay, Richard Mendtorr, Irak Morales, Jazael Olguín Zapata, […]

Alexander Kluge: “News from Ideological Antiquity”

Human Resources LA 410 Cottage Home, Los Angeles, CA

Alexander Kluge's film, News From Ideological Antiquity: Marx-Eisenstein-Capital, begins with Eisenstein's ambitious but unrealized plan to combine Capital and Ulysses. For over nine hours, the film expands in concentric circles as Kluge, his guests, interlocutors and monologists make associative links on a range of topics that starts from a filmic discussion of Eisenstein's notes. Kluge's […]


(de) Color-Es 2018/ Primera Generación Dance Collective

Saturday, December 1, 2018 5:00pm and 8:30pm doors open 30min before the show Discounted Tix $15 before 11.23.18 with code: “pgdc”; General Tix $20 TICKETS: (de) Color-Es is an event that questions what color and marginalization is, how it is constructed by/within art and where it can go/what it can do. The project seeks to cultivate community and networks amongst artists of […]

Audrey Chen • Nour Mobarak • Conscious Summary

Human Resources LA 410 Cottage Home, Los Angeles, CA

- live in concert - solo performances Audrey Chen (Berlin/Baltimore) Nour Mobarak Conscious Summary 8pm-11pm donate eight   AUDREY CHEN Articulate down to a single vocal cord click, Berlin-based improvisor Audrey Chen hyperextends voice, mining material in between – and beyond – previous utterance. Finding sound via microtones of larynx squeak, blowing wind turbulence with […]


Nikki Darling: “Fade Into You”

Human Resources LA 410 Cottage Home, Los Angeles, CA

Join us for the launch of Nikki Darling's debut novel Fade Into You With guests Luis J Rodriguez and Raquel Gutierrez. (You can read an excerpt here)  


Perpetual Drone

Human Resources LA 410 Cottage Home, Los Angeles, CA

This night is an official benefit for to help raise awareness and money for their efforts to help make psychedelic assisted therapy a legal treatment option in America, this is something they have made great strides towards completing and has garnered lots of support worldwide. All the performers, Artists and organizers are donating their […]

$13 – $18

Seashell Aesthetics

Human Resources LA 410 Cottage Home, Los Angeles, CA

Seashell Aesthetics is an exhibition building upon a 2017 essay of the same name by Martabel Wasserman published in Yes Femmes. It explores catastrophes posed by carbon, plastic, oil and other byproducts of capitalism polluting the ocean. The shell becomes a way to think with a material that eventually decomposes into fossil fuel. It is […]

Barry Markowitz: Some Fundamental Changes To Majestic Objects

Barry Markowitz: Some Fundamental Changes To Majestic Objects November 9 - 11 Reception: Friday November 9, 7 – 10pm Gallery hours: Saturday, November 10 1-6pm Closing party: Sunday, November 11 12-5pm

Whale Song: A Workshop

“The greatest amount of change appears when singing is most pervasive and the effort of each singer is most intense.” — Katy Payne Since they were first recorded by hydrophones in the late 1960s, the haunting songs of humpback whales have been objects of human inquiry. These “long, complexly organized patterns of sounds,” which include, […]

Conversation between Cauleen Smith and Raquel Gutiérrez

Sunday, October 28, 2pm Organized as a part of A grammar built with rocks The event brings together Cauleen Smith’s 2008 video work, Remote Viewing, which is currently on view at Human Resources, and Raquel Gutiérrez’s newly-developed essay on the border wall prototypes, to discuss intersecting themes of land art, monumentality, and the racialized erasure […]

Maggi Payne | Maria Chavez | Kaori Suzuki | Joseph Hammer

Human Resources LA 410 Cottage Home, Los Angeles, CA

VOLUME presents legendary composer, video artist, recording engineer, and multi-instrumentalist Maggi Payne (Oakland). Joining the lineup are Maria Chávez (NYC), Kaori Suzuki (Oakland), and Los Angeles local Joseph Hammer for what will surely be a night of focused and sustained immersive listening. Payne will present several works from recent years, including Heat Shield (2018), Black Ice(2014), and Quicksilver (2011). Black Ice and Heat […]



Friday, October 26, 7pm Screening and performance: THE INFORMANTS Adam Khalil, Jackson Polys, and KITE Followed by a conversation with Adam Khalil, Jackson Polys, KITE, K. Wayne Yang, and Oscar Gutiérrez Organized as a part of A grammar built with rocks Through video and performance, THE INFORMANTS will examine the desire for indigeneity in the myths, dreams, […]

Astor | Sean McCann, Matthew Sullivan & Alex Twomey | Erika Bell

Human Resources LA 410 Cottage Home, Los Angeles, CA

Erika Bell, Astor, and a trio performance by Sean McCann, Alex Twomey, and Matthew Sullivan. Erika Bell will be presenting a new, four-channel work titled Saint-Girons, which was inspired by a recent field recording she took in a workshop led by Christina Kubisch. The recording captures both the electromagnetic sounds (via Kubisch’s headphones) and the […]

$9.99 – $12

Una obsesión peligrosa book release

Bikini Wax (Mexico City) and Human Resources (Los Angeles) celebrate the release of  A Dangerous Obsession / Una obsesión peligrosa which features texts written for the exhibition of the same title published by Gato Negro press at Ooga Booga 943 N Broadway #203 (upstairs) Chinatown Los Angeles, CA 90012 Free

A grammar built with rocks

Human Resources LA 410 Cottage Home, Los Angeles, CA

Image: Cauleen Smith, Remote Viewing, 2009, video still, 15:13 min. Courtesy of the artist, Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago, and Kate Werble Gallery, New York. Opening: Saturday, September 29, 7-10pm September 29 - November 4, 2018 Exhibition Carmen Argote, Julien Creuzet, DAAR (Decolonizing Architecture Art Residency), Sandra de la Loza, Regina José Galindo, Adam Khalil, Zack […]

Beck+Col: The Monstern!

The Monstern! Beck+Col with von curtis + James Crawford Friday, September 21 8-­10PM performance at 9PM Saturday, September 22 7-­9PM screenings at 8PM The Monstern! is a performance, installation and film screening. During the performance, a dozen monsters attend a burlesque show at the Rainbow Saloon. A vicious bar fight erupts, continually interrupting the evening’s entertainment. Using […]

Punishment’s Place

Join us for the Los Angeles Premiere of Punishment’s Place. Written directed and fabricated by Brian Getnick, performed by Kathleen Keogh, Oscar Alvarez and Peter Tomka. Lighting design by Chu Hsuan Chang. Exhibition Dates: Wednesday, Sept 12th — Saturday, Sept 15th Gallery Hours: 12-6pm (The work of artist-performers Kathleen Keogh, Oscar Alvarez and Peter Tomka will […]

Sonoptik + HR present: Tom Hall | Anthony Baldino | Ellan Phan + Nisa Karnsomport | Sleep Clinic

Human Resources LA 410 Cottage Home, Los Angeles, CA

A night of synesthetic journey Tom Hall Anthony Baldino Ellan Phan + Nisa Karnsomport Sleep Clinic Doors 8pm / $5 Tom Hall is an Australian audio/visual artist, residing in Los Angeles. His practice involves micro exploration into place, space and time. Inspired by peripheral space, he focuses on using multiple approaches to engage and recontextualise […]


Color Objectivism, Harmonic Distortion and the Illusion of the Noise-Free System, Vol. 2

A series of light and sound performances by Sam Rowell Thursday, September 6th: 8pm & 10pm Friday, September 7th: 2pm, 4pm, 8pm, 10pm & midnight Saturday, September 8th: noon Join in an investigation of the hidden nature of color. Experience the perception of light in the non-visual centers of your brain. Listen to the communal […]

A Motorbike Sunbathes on a Patch of Plastic Turf

Opening Reception: August 24, 6-10pm Exhibition Dates: August 24—September 3, 2018 Gallery Hours: Tuesday—Sunday, 12—6pm A Motorbike Sunbathes on a Patch of Plastic Turf is a series of videos, installations and sculptures by Berlin-based Tra My Nguyen and London-based Annie Mackinnon. Drawing upon family and the artists’ Vietnamese and Chinese backgrounds, the works focus upon […]


Gallery Hours: 2pm - 9pm An exhibition by John Dieterich and Carlin Wing With work by Cuauhtli A talk by Leopoldo Peña on pelota mixteca and his photography series Oaxacalifornia @ 7pm on Saturday August 18, 2018 And a performance with Corey Fogel @ 7pm on Sunday August 19, 2018. One-two, give-and-go, pass the ball […]

Poison Remedy Scapegoat

Human Resources LA 410 Cottage Home, Los Angeles, CA

Beginning 5pm August 16th Performance and Exhibition Open August 16th and 17th 5pm - 11pm Like a cave made out of purple and dark green walls. I roasted things in the oven and you picked at the vegetables like a bird. You’d squeeze the sponge hard so it wouldn’t sit wet and moldy on the […]

Every Unlikely Story

Image credit: Cameron Coffman, slow crawl, 66" x 22" x 34", wood, clay, resin, glass, ladybug, aphids, waterbug, plants, dirt, plastic, 2018 Opening Reception: Saturday, July 28, 7-10pm Exhibition Dates: July 28 - August 11, 2018 Gallery Hours: Wed-Sun, 12-6pm Imagine the chapters in a long book as individual, freestanding fragments. Take this collection of […]

Arc, Wobble, Fade, Fold

Image: Sasha Bergstrom-Katz, Cup and Ball, cast aluminum, 2018 Opening Reception: July 19, 7-10pm Gallery Hours: Thursday - Monday, 12pm-6pm   Sasha Bergstrom-Katz  Rachel Borenstein  Niloufar Emamifar  Miranda Javid Kyle Welker Kim Garcia  Joshua Ross  Eva Słapa Amy Mackay    Consider the idea of the fold. It is both a gesture and a mark, a mode of concealment and of […]