Emily Mast

4030 N. Figueroa St. Los Angeles, CA 90065 mastonfig@gmail.com


2007 – 2009 University of Southern California, LA, CA (MFA)
1994 – 1998  Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY (BS)

2021     Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant
2018     TAP/LA Artist Grant

2016     Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant
2014     Harpo Foundation Grant
2013     Center for Cultural Innovation (CCI) Investing in Artists Grant
2013     Franklin Furnace Fund Grant
2013     Rema Hort Mann Foundation (RHMF) Grant
2012     California Community Foundation (CCF) Fellowship
2012     Center for Cultural Innovation (CCI) Artist’s Resource for Completion (ARC) Grant
2009     Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant
07-09   USC Roski School of Fine Art Teaching Assistantship

2019   LUMA Foundation, Arles, France
2018   LUMA Foundation, Arles, France

2012   Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA
2010   Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY
2007   unitednationsplaza, Berlin, Germany
2007   Mountain School of Art, LA, CA
2006   Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME
1999   Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

2023   IFIF, M Leuven Museum, Leuven, Belgium (upcoming)
2023  Tuning, untuning, together – Listening with Pauline Oliveros, Bétonsalon, Paris, France (upcoming)
2023   Soup & Tart, MoCA, LA, CA
2022  Witches Kitchen & Cabaret, 2220 Arts & Archives, LA, CA 
2022  IFIF, Villa Medici: The French Academy, Rome, Italy
2022   Pool, JOAN, LA, CA
2022   IFIF, Human Resources, LA, CA
2020   Continuous Wave, Proper Santa Monica, CA
2019   Split Step, Théâtre des Champs Elysées, Paris, France
2019   This Line Is The Present, Museo Picasso, Barcelona, Spain
2019   Split Step, Los Angeles Dance Project, LA, CA
2019   Boots Boobs Booze, LAX Art, LA, CA
2019   Continuous Wave, Frieze LA at Paramount Pictures, LA, CA
2018   The Seed Eaters (Spelen), STUK, Leuven, Belgium 
2018   Propositional Attitudes: Election Extravaganza, LACE, LA, CA

2018   Emily Mast & Zack Winokur Showing, LUMA Foundation, Arles, France
2018   The Seed Eaters (Noir), La Ferme du Buisson, Noisiel, France
2018   Ashes In I’s, Tongva Park, Santa Monica, CA
2018   Ashes In I’s, John Anson Ford Ampitheatre, LA, CA
2018   Not All There, Human Resources, LA, CA
2017   B!RDBRA!N (Afterward), FRAC Languedoc-Roussillon, Montpellier, France
2017   The Seed Eaters, Grazer Kunstverein, Graz, Austria
2017   Hold Your Tension, REDCAT Gallery, LA, CA
2017   Experiments in Falling, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland
2017   The Cage Is A Stage (Swell), Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA
2016   Dust, Dusk, Skin, Angles, Architecture, Shadows, A Struggle To Focus and You, 2601-2603 Studios, LA, CA
2016   The Cage Is A Stage, REDCAT, LA, CA
2016   The Cage Is A Stage, The Power Plant, Toronto, Canada
2016   The Cage Is A Stage (Bleed), e/gallery at the University of Toronto Mississauga, Canada
2015   INDEX (China Art), China Art Objects Galleries, LA, CA
2015   INDEX (Mona B), Mona Bismarck American Center, Paris, France 
2015   INDEX (Silencio), Silencio, Paris, France
2015   The Stage Is A Cage, MaRS, LA, CA
2014   ENDE (Again), Night Gallery, LA, CA
2014   ENDE (Like A New Beginning), Hammer Museum, LA, CA
2014   The Least Important Things, LACMA, LA, CA
2013   B!RDBRA!N, Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Project Space, NY, NY
2013   Six Twelve One By One, The Onion, LA, CA
2012   I Want To Break Free, ENSBA, Lyon, France
2012   B!RDBRA!N (Epilogue), Public Fiction, LA, CA
2012   Never It’s Now Or, Mains d’Oeuvres, Paris, France
2012   B!RDBRA!N, Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945-1980, The Blackbox, LA, CA
2011   Art In The Parking Space, LAX Art, CA
2011   Offending The Audience, The Velaslavasay Panorama Theater, LA, CA
2011   We Play Nothing, REDCAT, LA, CA
2011   Love Letter To A Surrogate Stage 2, MUHKA, Antwerp, Belgium
2010   Emily Mast by Emily Mast & Jerome Bel, Human Resources, LA, CA
2011   Love Letter To A Surrogate, Torrence Art Museum, LA, CA
2010   Cold Feet, Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY
2010   This is This, AS220, Providence, RI
2010   To Crack A Nut Is Truly No Feat, Parks Exhibition Center, Idyllwild, CA
2010   The Show Must Go On! (Again), Five Thirty Three, LA, CA
2009   Everything, Nothing, Something, Always (Walla!), Performa 09, NY, NY
2009   Yes, Exhibition Art Initiative, NY, NY
2009   Bread, Water, Laughter, Mihai Nicodim Gallery, LA, CA
2009   Everything, Nothing, Something, Always (Walla!), USC Roski Gallery, LA, CA
2008   Looking For Something New To Long For, USC Roski Gallery, LA, CA
2007   *, USC Roski Gallery, LA, CA
2007   Eureka!, USC Roski Gallery, LA, CA
2007   Third Wind, Mountain Bar, LA, CA
2006   This Is the Rhythm of the Night, Skowhegan, ME

2017   The Seed Eaters, Grazer Kunstverein, Graz, Austria

2017   B!RDBRA!N (Afterward), FRAC Languedoc-Rousillon, Montpellier, France
2016   The Cage Is A Stage, Blackwood Gallery at the University of Toronto Mississauga, Canada 
2015   Missing Missing, La Ferme du Buisson, Noisiel, France
2012   B!RDBRA!N (Epilogue), Public Fiction, LA, CA

2010   It will never be known how this has to be told, Steve Turner Contemporary, LA, CA
2009   Everything, Nothing, Something, Always (Walla!), USC Roski Gallery, LA, CA
2008   Looking For Something New To Long For, USC Roski Gallery, LA, CA
2005   You & Me Simultaneously, Samson Projects, Boston, MA
2002   Remember, Paris Project Room, Paris, France

2023  Tuning, untuning, together – Listening with Pauline Oliveros, Bétonsalon, Paris, France (upcoming)
2022  ÉTINCELLES / SCINTILLE, Villa Medici: The French Academy, Rome, Italy
2019   Fortune Cookies, DXIX at Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, CA
2018   The Tyranny of Distance, Tin Flats, LA, CA

2018   The Tyranny of Distance, ESBA TALM, Angers, France
2018   Dialectic of the Stars – Drag Me Crazy, John Anson Ford Ampitheatre, LA, CA
2017   Chalk Circles, REDCAT Gallery, LA, CA
2017   Curious Poses, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA

2017   Step of Two, Royal Nonesuch Gallery, Oakland, CA
2017   Gulp #3, Boris R, 2601-2603 Studios, LA, CA
2016   Playground, M Museum, Leuven, Belgium
2016   Dance, Dance, Dance, The Villa Paloma, Nouveau Musée National de Monaco, Monaco
2016   This is Public & Sexy, St. Andrews Community Centre, Dublin, Ireland
2015   This Sentence, China Art Objects Galleries, LA, CA
2015   Play Grounds, Redline, Denver, CO
2014   A soft almond of a poetic – objects on a shelf, Three days Awake, LA, CA
2014   Made In L.A., Hammer Museum, LA, CA
2013   Secret Codes, Galeria Luis Strina, Sao Paolo, Brazil
2013   It’s Over There, Simone Subal Gallery, NY, NY
2013   LA Existancial, LACE, LA, CA
2012   Sunday @ 4, Todd Madigan Gallery, California State Bakersfield, Bakersfield, CA
2011   323 Projects, The Patter of Tiny Brains, LA, CA
2011   Une Vente Aux Encheres, Mains d’Oeuvres, Paris, France
2010   Volume, At1 Art Projects, LA, CA
2009   Exquisite Corpse, or, The Show That Curates Itself, Mihai Nicodim Gallery, LA, CA
2009   Let’s Meet In Real Life, Capricious Space, Brooklyn, NY
2009   CAA LA Area MFA Exhibition, USC Roski Gallery, LA, CA
2008   Strange Ranger, Circus Gallery, LA, CA
2008   Egoesdayglo, Five Thirty Three, LA, CA
2007   Eureka!, USC Roski Gallery, LA, CA
2006   Border Mates, Pasteleria Sta. Teresita, Guadalajara, Mexico
2004   Nuit Blanche, Péniche Antipode, Paris, France
2004   Super Salon, Samson Projects, Boston, MA

2023   The Feel Showroom, LA, CA (ongoing)
2020    HOW ARE WE, LA, CA  
2019    Mast on Fig, LA, CA
2018    Not All There, Human Resources, LA, CA
2014    Studio (with Jessica Emmanuel), REDCAT, LA, CA 
2008    EGOESDAYGLO, Five Thirty Three, LA, CA

2023  Tuning, untuning, together – Listening with Pauline Oliveros, Bétonsalon, Paris, France (upcoming)
2023   A Meander-Through “Simone Forti” with Emily Mast, MoCA, LA, CA
2022   Coop: Performance as Study & Method (with Julie Pellegrin), Centre Nationale de la Danse, Paris, France
2022   Non-Performance as Methodology: Emily Mast in Conversation with Julie Pellegrin, Museo di Arte Contemporanea di Roma (MACRO), Rome, Italy
2022   Craft Contemporary Museum, LA, CA
2020 Gathering & Performing in Shared Separation: A Virtual Think Tank, University of Toronto Mississauga, Canada
2020   Hogeschool Gent, Belgium
2020   UC Riverside, Riverside, CA
2020   Scripps College, Claremont, CA
2019   International Symposium on Joan Brossa, Institut d’Estudis Catalans, Barcelona, Spain
2019   University of Southern California (USC), LA, CA
2019   Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA
2018   The Least Important Things, Queen Mary College, London, England
2017   Protest Processions for Family Day, The Hammer Museum, LA, CA
2017   Animal Experiments, Southern Exposure & Royal Nonesuch Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2016   The Many Bodies Body (with Simone Forti), Otis College of Art and Design, LA, CA

2016   Danse, Danse, Danse, Pavillon Bosio, ESAP, Monaco
2016   Art Center, LA, CA
2016   University of Nevada Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV
2016   Running with Concepts — the Choreographic Edition, University of Toronto Mississauga, Canada

2015   San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
2015  Ecole supérieure des beaux-arts de Paris, Paris, France
2015   Missing Missing, La Ferme du Buisson, Noisiel, France
2014   Feathering for Family Day, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

2014   Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA
2013   Pomona College, Claremont, CA
2013   University of San Diego, San Diego, CA
2013   Otis College of Art and Design, LA, CA
2012   ENSBA, Lyon, France
2012   University of California Riverside, Riverside, CA
2012   ESAAA, Annecy, France
2012   CALARTS, Valencia, CA
2010   University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), LA, CA
2010   Audience Experiments: Contemporary Art in the Age of Spectacle, MoMA, NY, NY
2010   Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
2010   Idyllwild Arts Academy, Idyllwild, CA
2009   Montana State University MFA Program, Bozeman, MT

2023   Travis Diehl, Immovable Feast: Soup & Tart LA Serves Up Fluxus Redux, Artforum, June 23
2023  Catherine Wagley, All Positions Possible: Simone Forti Across Time, Through Community, Momus, Jan 31
2022   Nahui Garcia, Pool at JOAN, Carla, Issue 29, Fall 2022
2021   Conversation with Emily Mast, L.A. Dance Project digital app
2019   Jeff Slayton, A Very Uneven Program B For LA Dance Project, LA Dance Chronicle, Oct 11
2019   Megan Metcalf, Emily Mast’s Messages In A Bottle, Frieze.com, Feb 15
2018   Dorothy Hoover & Emily Mast, The People Radio, Episode 64, July 14
2018   Zoie Matthew, This Group Show In Chinatown Has No Art, Los Angeles Magazine, Jan 23
2017   The Seed Eaters as Seen by Rachel Kauder Nalebuff, Draff.net, October

2017   In Conversation: Emily Mast + Rachel Kauder Nalebuff, Draff.net, September
2017   Skulptur ist Bühne: Emily Mast Installation im Grazer Kunstverein, Kleine-Zeitung, September 25
2017   Grazer Kunstverein: The Seed Eaters by Herbt Remixed, September
2017   Taryn Wiens, Step of Two at Royal Nonesuch Gallery, Daily Serving, June 1
2017   Emily Holmes, At Royal Nonesuch, Emily Mast & Henna Vainio Make Life Strange, KQED Arts, May 17

2017  Pascaline Vallée, Danse, danse, danse au  Nouveau Musée national de Monaco, Artpress No. 442
2016   Emily Mast: Interviews from Yale University Radio, WYBCX, August
2016   LA-based artist Emily Mast, Seeing Is Forgetting with Jason Bailer Losh, podcast, February
2016   Landscape: Emily Mast on RBMA Radio, December

2016   REDCAT NOW: Emily Mast on KPFK, July 22, 8 PM
2015   Mehdi Brit, “Conversation with Emily Mast”, Forêt Vierge Magazine, Issue 01
2015   Catherine Wagley, Best Up and Coming Artist (2015): Emily Mast, October
2015   Summer Guthery, “This Sentence, by Public Fiction”, Frieze, November-December
2014   Summer Guthery, “Made in LA”, Frieze, November

2014   Abe Ahn, “Broadcasting Los Angeles”, Hyperallergic, July 28
2014   Lindsay Preston Zappas, Life is strange (or, try not to let the man get you down) on Emily Mast, ENDE at Night Gallery”, Carets and Sticks, July 14
2014   Carol Cheh, “Q&A with Emily Mast”, Another Righteous Transfer!, July 9
2014   Carol Cheh, “Emily Mast, ENDE (Like a New Beginning) Again, Night Gallery”, Another Righteous Transfer!, July 7
2014   Yasmine Mohseni, “Hammer Museum’s ‘Made in LA’ Bienniale Lacks Focus”, Artnet, June 18
2014   Michelle Paul, “Emily Mast”, Proktr, June 12
2014   LA I’m Yours, Made In L.A. 2014: Emily Mast, June 3
2014   “Made in LA 2014: Emily Mast”, Los Angeles I’m Yours, Summer
2014   Brian D. Leitch, “Not the Girl Next Door”, C Magazine, Summer
2014   Andrew Chung, “LACMA: A photo essay”, Another Righteous Transfer!, March 29
2014   Catherine Wagley, “Emily Mast Explains How a Performance Art Piece is Born”, LA Weekly, March 27
2014   José Luis Blondet, “Emily Mast: The Least Important Things”, LACMA Unframed, March 27
2014   Avishay Artsy, “All the world’s a stage”, KCRW Which Way LA?, March 26
2014   Mazwell Williams, “Made in LA 2014 Curator Michael ned Holte on SoCal Cultural Microclimates”, KCET Los Angeles, February 20
2014   Jori Finkel, “Artists Named for Hammer Museum’s Los Angeles Biennial”, New York Times Artsbeat, February 18
2013   “Fresh Faces in Art: Eight LA Artists You Should Know”, Fabrik Issue 21, June
2013   Zachary Keeting, “Emily Mast: September 2013”, Gorky’s Granddaughter, September 15
2013   Geoff Tuck, “Emily Mast: B!RDBRA!N in NY & Other Things”, Notes on Looking, May 25
2013   Carol Cheh, “Word Is A Virus: LA Existancial”, Art:21 Blog, March 21
2013   Carol Cheh, “Six Twelve One by One”, Another Righteous Transfer!, March 20
2013   KCHUNG, “Six Twelve One by One”, March 18 (radio show)
2013   Robby Herbst, “In Utero: Six Twelve One by One”, KCET Artbound, March 15
2013   It’s Over There, Cura, Feb

2013   Jori Finkel, “Puzzling anew over enigmatic artist Guy de Cointet”, Los Angeles Times, Jan 9
2012   Catherine Wagley, “10 Most Memorable L.A. Art Events of 2012”, LA Weekly, Dec 19
2012   Brian X, “Brighten the Corners”, Out West Arts, August 13
2012   Benn Widdey, “REDCAT’s New Original Works Fest Brings on the Women!”, LAist, Aug 9
2012   Cindy Marie Jenkins, “N.O.W. Festival at REDCAT”, Aug 5 (video)
2012   Ed Rampell, “Experiments Inside REDCAT’s Lab – NOW”, LA Stage Times, July 17
2012   Carol Cheh, Anotherrighteoustransfer, The First Five Days of the Pacific Standard Time Performance and Public Art Festival, Anotherrighteoustransfer, Jan
2011   100 Artists to Watch, Modern Painters, Dec 2011/Jan 2012
2011   Charles Mallison, “Offending the Audience at the Velaslavasay Panorama”, LA Record, April 11
2011   Mialka Bonadonna-Morano, “Rebels With Applause: Offending The Audience at Velaslavasay Panorama, Laist, March 26
2011   “Q & A with Emily Mast on Restaging Peter Handke’s ‘Offending The Audience’”, East of Borneo, March 22
2010   Carol Cheh, “Perform! Now!”, Anotherrighteoustransfer, July 30
2010   Carol Cheh, “Love Letters to a Surrogate, presented by Warren Neidich, Torrance Art Museum” , Another Righteous Transfer!, July
2010   “Emily Mast”, Performance Art World, June
2010   Tyler Coburn, “Future Greats: Emily Roysdon, My Barbarian, Vishal Jugdeo, Emily Wardill, Emily Mast”, Artreview, March
2009   Graham T. Beck, “Performa 09 in Review: Part 1”, Frieze, December
2009   WFMU / Night People Interviews Emily Mast, November 5
2007   Timothy Ivison, “Notes on Eclat”, Facsimile Magazine, December
2007   Peter Hellman, “Bogus Bottles”, Art & Auction, August (photo)
2006   Radio Ibero / Good Morning Santa Fe in Mexico City, September 8
2005   Cate McQuaid, “Artist Provokes by Playing With Her Subjects’ Identities”, Boston Globe, Dec 16
2004   Les Inrockuptibles, supplement cadeau, December
2004   The Improper Bostonian, April 14-27 (photo)
2003   Paris Obs, no° 2008, May 1-7 (photo)

2023   Marie de Brugerolle, ed. Post Performance Future, T&P Publishing
2021   Mediating, Blackwood Gallery, Society For the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, Issue 08
2021   Gloria Bordons, ed., Joan Brossa: Els Arbres Varien Segons El Terreny, Universitat de Barcelona Edicions
2019   WE SPOKE, edited by Meital Yaniv, Lightning Press
2018   Girls Like Us Magazine, Issue #11
2018   Anna Ayeroff, Davie-Blue, Emmy Bright, Cassie de Costa, Sarah Johnson, Rachel Kauder Nalebuff, Emily Mast, Olivia Mole, Amitis Motevalli, Claire Titleman, Marisa Williamson, Meital Yaniv, and Kim Ye in conversation, Riting.org, March
2018   Propositional Attitudes: What Do We Do Now? (edited by John Birtle & Elana Mann), Golden Spike Press

2017    New Highland Art Agents: Double Issue, Pacific Standard Time Performance & Public Art Festival 2012, Armory Press & the Getty Foundation
2017   “Thinking With the Body reviewed by Emily Mast”, The Art Book Review, December 20
2016   Slow Jamz and Afghan Hounds for Riting.org, November
2015   The Los Angeles Review of Books Quarterly Journal, Winter
2015   In The Canyon, Revise the Canon, Shelter Press (edited by Geraldine Gourbe)
2014   The Benefit of Friends Collected, Vol. 2, X-TRA
2014   The Least Important Things, && Press
2012   “Oeuvres”, MATERIAL, Summer
2012   Yelena Gluzman & Matvei Yankelevich, Emergency Index Vol. 1, Ugly Duckling Press
2011   Roselee Goldberg, Performa 09: Back to Futurism, Performa, 2011
2011   David Senior, Ed. Adventures, Emprint Press & Printed Matter, Edition of 200
2010   Cecilia Alemani, Ed., The X-initiative Yearbook, Mousse Publishing, 2010
2009   Rochelle Steiner, The New Millennium Paper Airplane Book, Public Art Fund, NY
2009   Jonathan Maghen, Ed., MFA 2009, University of Southern California, LA, CA
2008   thisisdreamingalso.com (edited by Emily Mast)
2006   Textfield, July issue, Los Angeles, CA, USA
2006   Pazmaker, Issue No. 2, Mexico City, Mexico