Nancy Popp in group exhibition at Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery 8.23.18

October 25, 2018 – January 6, 2019
Opening reception: October 21, 2 – 5 PM
The Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery is pleased to announce Here, a group exhibition examining the shifting physical and geographical boundaries, along with conceptual and imagined boundaries and boundlessness, in and around Los Angeles.
Boundaries contain an inherent paradox. As political theorist William E. Connolly suggests in his book The Ethos of Pluralization, “Boundaries provide pre-conditions of identity, individual agency, and collective action; but they also close off possibilities of ... (read more)

Nancy Popp Screening: Cinema Na Vila Autódromo, Thursday Aug 10th at 7:30pm 8.8.17

Screening at Klowden Mann

Cinema Na Vila Autódromo

Thursday, August 10th 7:30 pm

Cinema na Vila Autódromo (Cinema of Vila Autodromo) is a series of films produced by and about the supporters and residents of Vila Autódromo detailing their struggle against their village's displacement by the developers of Rio de Janiero's 2016 Olympic Village in Barra de Tijuca.

Los Angeles-based artist Nancy Popp presents this screening in conjunction with her and the Museu das Remoções's current installation ... (read more)

Nancy Popp Artist Talk in Barcelona 7.20.17

Gentrification and the Struggle for the Right to Housing: Rio de Janeiro, Los Angeles, Seville and Barcelona-  A Talk/Debate with the Architects and Activists of Various International Movements:
Diana Bogado (Rio de Janeiro), Nancy Popp (Los Angeles), Maria Barrero (Seville)
Also: Union de Llogateres, District Assembly Coordinator for Sustainable Tourism, Amazed/ Recovered Block of Leiva Street, La Borda and La Dinamo Foundation
Can Batlló- Friday, July 21st  7 p.m
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Nancy Popp in Hyperallergic 6.2.17

The California-Pacific Triennial Spotlights Architecture’s Power Dynamics

The Orange County Museum of Art’s second triennial of artists from the Pacific Rim, Building as Ever, focuses on architecture and related social issues like displacement and globalization

Over the past couple of decades, biennials and triennials have become ubiquitous staples of the contemporary art world. Most biennials take either a regional approach, presenting the best work from one locale, or a global approach, assembling highlights from around the world. The California-Pacific Triennial, organized by ... (read more)

Nancy Popp in the Los Angeles Times 6.2.17

The museum is part of the art as OCMA explores architecture and permanence
The Orange County Museum of Art’s latest exhibit won’t be a typical gallery with “Do Not Touch” signs plastered all over its walls.
The “2017 California-Pacific Triennial: Building As Ever” exhibition has 25 projects, some of which museum attendees can step through, move and wear in the museum.
A hand icon by each piece of artwork indicates that guests are allowed to touch the piece. A hand crossed by ... (read more)

Nancy Popp in art ltd. 5.16.17

Report: Orange County Museum of Art
With the exhibition title “Building As Ever,” the 2017 California-Pacific Triennial unites a spectrum of geographies through a theme of flux.
“Building As Ever,” the 2017 edition of the Orange County Museum of Art’s California-Pacific Triennial, is aptly named. For many years now, the museum has been engaged in a Sisyphean attempt to leave its Newport Beach campus behind for more glamorous digs. A patch of land in the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa ... (read more)

Nancy Popp at the OCMA Pacific Triennial 4.11.17

‘Memoria Naõ se Remove/Memory is not Removed’, Vila Autódromo, July 2016; photo by Luis Claudio Silva
Nancy Popp, The Community Museu
Public and Community Programs
May- August, 2017

As part of her contribution to the OCMA Pacific Triennial 2017- Building as Ever, Nancy Popp is organizing a series of public programs and actions that seek to connect the community-based movements resisting displacement in Rio de Janiero, Los Angeles, Santa Ana, Costa Mesa and other Orange County cities.
These events will take place ... (read more)

Grace Ndiritu interviews Nancy Popp for Educating Rita 4.11.17

a Post-hippie, Skate, Surf, Street, Neo-Tribal Fashion book project

Nancy Popp
Los Angeles
visual artist, educator and yoga teacher

NP: I guess I hear what you are saying. There are public uses of the body and there are private uses of the body. And it is really important to differentiate between them. One of the things we can do when we protest is engage in the public use of the body for private means. This is the AIDS ... (read more)

Nancy Popp in the California Pacific Triennial 12.14.16

The 2017 California Pacific Triennial has announced its list of participating artists today. Curated by Orange County Museum of Art senior curator Cassandra Coblentz, the exhibition will explore the “temporal precariousness of the built environment” by examining issues of preservation and displacement as well as the effects of global economics and politics on urbanization. Titled “Building As Ever,” the triennial will be held from May 6 to September 3, 2017.

Participating artists include:

anothermountainman (Stanley Wong)
Carmen Argote
Michele Asselin
Cedric Bomford
Santiago Borja
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Nancy Popp in Hyperallergic 11.17.16

Nancy Popp: Mason Line Hammocks (via Facebook)
ArtRx LA

This week, LA Louver opens an exhibition of influential street artists, LACE hosts an overnight happening, Human Resources presents a weekend-long festival of video art produced by LA women, and more.

 Hammocks for Public Spaces
When: Saturday, November 19, 1–4pm
Where: John Muir High School (1905 Lincoln Ave, Pasadena, California)
For the past few weeks, artist Nancy Popp has been hosting knitting workshops at Side Street Projects, where the community can help create mason ... (read more)

Nancy Popp in Pasadena Now 10.29.16

Nancy Popp: Mason Line Hammocks with Side Street Projects
Published : Wednesday, October 26, 2016 | 1:16 AM
Side Street Projects presents “Mason Line Hammocks”, a community project with artist, Nancy Popp. Nancy Popp and Side Street Projects sta will facilitate the making of Mason Line hammocks through a series of workshops with local residents in NW Pasadena. Through the physical activity of knitting, and imaginative poetic and narrative /storytelling, together we will create a resting place which occupies and holds space ... (read more)

Nancy Popp and Bettina Hubby in The Armory’s 2016 Monster Drawing Rally 10.16.16

The Armory’s annual live drawing event and fundraiser returns. Join us on October 16 and see artwork being created by 100 artists in front of an enthusiastic crowd, then purchase drawings on site for $75 each. Admission at the door is $10, with craft beer on-tap throughout the day courtesy of Craftsman Brewing Company. All proceeds benefit Armory exhibitions. Doors open at 12:30 pm. First drawing shift begins at 1 pm.
Artist Drawing Schedule
1:00 - 2:00 PM

Brian Bress
... (read more)

Nancy Popp at Side Street Projects 10.16.16

Nancy Popp: Mason Line Hammocks
Nancy Popp and Side Street Projects staff will facilitate the making of Mason Line hammocks through a series of workshops with local residents. Through the physical activity of knitting, and imaginative poetic and narrative /storytelling, together we will create a resting place which occupies and holds space for both an individual body and it’s sustaining networks.

Using Mason Line, the material common in Popp’s urban architectural interventions, residents and community members will knit hammocks that will be ... (read more)

Nancy Popp public workshop at LAMAG Barnsdall Art Gallery 10.16.16

“Self-Organized Education as a Call to Action” October 30th, 2-4pm
This hands-on workshop brings together artists, educators and organizers who work stimulates democratic participation in addition to structures of voting. Addressing concerns for equitable representation in a rigged economic and racially biased electoral system, and asserting than no person is “illegal,” we will explore participation in a democratic society as an “expanded citizen.” Presenters, including Gregory Sale in collaboration with the Anti-Recidivism Coalition, Tony Bernabe of CHIRLA, members of WXPT and Clare Fox of ... (read more)

Nancy Popp: Brazil Report-Back at Avenue 50 Studio 7.13.16

Brazil Report-Back
Thursday, July 14th, 7-9pm
Avenue 50 Studio
131 North Avenue 50 Los Angeles 90042

After a two-month artist residency in Brazil from April-June, Nancy Popp will share information on organizing groups, artists and activists she worked with in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, and her experience of the Impeachment, the Occupied Schools movement and the resistance to development around the Olympic Village and Villa Autodromo. All are welcome. Refreshments provided.

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Nancy Popp Artist Lecture at Galeria Candido Portinari in Brazil 5.30.16

Artist Lecture/Panel Discussion

UERJ, Galeria Candido Portinari- May 30th
With curators and artists Alexandre Sá and Felippe Moraes

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Nancy Popp open studios at Despina Artist Residency in Brazil 4.28.16

Saara Nights #5

In this edition:

Special guided tour with artists and curators + performance “Fato-indumento” with Lyz Parayso and Augusto Braz


Susan Leen (Ireland)


with curator in residence Kristyna Muller (Sweden) and Despina Residency Programme associated curator Bernardo José de Souza


artists in residence Cleo Sanchez (Spain) and Nancy Popp (USA)
+ associated artists


spinning records:


THURSDAY | 28 APRIL | 19:00
Rua Luis de ... (read more)

Nancy Popp at Despina Artist Residency in Brazil 4.13.16

Nancy Popp
Artists in Residence
13.04.2016 - 31.05.2016

Nancy Popp is a Los Angeles-born and -based artist, educator and organizer. Her work draws upon the rich traditions of durational, corporeal performance and political intervention to explore relations between body as site, the context of site that envelopes the body, and the constant fluctuations that connect the two. Her practice engages both architectural and public space to wrestle with political and social boundaries of geography and identity through risky, playful, endurance-based ... (read more)

Bettina Hubby and Nancy Popp (with Big City Forum) in LAND’s Rob Pruitt’s Flea Market 2.12.16

Rob Pruitt’s Flea Market
Downtown Los Angeles
February 12 - February 14, 2016
LAND presents the ninth installation of Rob Pruitt’s Flea Market
1019 E. 4th Place
Los Angeles, CA 90013
February 12-14, 2016
Public Preview: Friday 6-9pm ($5 Suggested Donation)
Saturday and Sunday: 12-7pm (Free!)
The general gist is: Over 150 artists will be given a table or space or wall to sell their stuff. It’s all based on a real flea market, where need, greed, and expression all come ... (read more)

Nancy Popp in Benefit Auction for LACE 12.3.15

Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE) is an internationally recognized pioneer among art institutions that has nurtured generations of artists, and newly emerging art forms such as performance art, video art, and installation-based work. Proceeds from the auction will allow LACE to continue supporting artists and programs. *Please note that artworks requiring shipping will not be shipped until January, 2016.*

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Nancy Popp interviewed by Performance Southwest in Semigloss Magazine 5.14.15

An Interview with Performance Artist Nancy Popp
Power, Activism, and the Female Body in Performance
By: Performance Southwest
March 31, 2014
Nancy Popp is a Los Angeles-based artist and educator. Her performances, videos, drawings, and photographs draw upon the rich traditions of durational, corporeal performance and political intervention to explore relations between body and site, and often incorporate public and architectural spaces.
The co-founders of Performance Southwest (PSW), Courtney Brown and Alison Starr, sat down with Nancy to discuss her Untitled (Street Performances) series ... (read more)

Nancy Popp at the Torrance Art Museum 3.28.15

March 28th - May 14th, 2015
SATURDAY, March 28th, 2015 FROM 6 - 9 PM
Second Sight: New Representations in Photography

Kate Bonner
Chris Engman
Sean C. Flaherty
Megan Flanders
Ken Gonzales-Day
Valerie Green
Soo Kim
Nikki S. Lee
Joshua Mark Logan
Gina Osterloh
Nancy Popp
Curated by Chris Reynolds
Second Sight refers to the apparent power to perceive things that are not present to the senses.  Conversely, this term is also adopted by theorist Roland Barthes in his criticism ... (read more)

Simone Kussatz reviews Nancy Popp in art ltd magazine 9.11.14

Los Angeles
Nancy Popp
at Klowden Mann
It’s often fascinating to witness artists perform. Then the world temporarily appears to stop around them and to listen in. This was the case, when Tehching Hsie locked himself up in a wooden cage for a year to demonstrate a person’s struggle with isolation, or chained himself to artist Linda Montano with an 8-foot long rope to show the struggle of two people being in a close relationship. This also happened when Yoko Ono sat ... (read more)

Inside/Outside: Nancy Popp + Paul Druecke 9.4.14

Exhibition Opens with Performance and Reception, July 26
Inside/Outside: Nancy Popp+ Paul Druecke opens at the Lynden Sculpture Garden on Saturday, July 26, 2014 with a reception from 5-8 pm, and remains on view through October 26, 2014. The Inside/Outside series explores Lynden's evolution from private residence to public institution, and in this latest installment Nancy Popp (Los Angeles) and Paul Druecke (Milwaukee) use visual markers--lines, paths, stencils and engraved stones--to reimagine Lynden's history and spaces. In a new installment of Popp's ... (read more)

Karen Kedmey reviews Nancy Popp in Artsy Editorial 8.16.14

Activist Art Speaks Louder Than Words: The Practices of Artist Nancy Popp
If there is a single question that could summarize performance artist, activist, and yogi Nancy Popp’s approach to art making, it is one she poses herself: “What does it mean to have an individual occupy public space?” Less interested in the creation of physical objects than in public interventions, community collaborations, and solo performances, she travels to cities and sites in and outside of the U.S., and makes scenes. She ... (read more)

Kristen Osborne-Bartucca reviews Nancy Popp in Artillery 8.7.14

Nancy Popp at Klowden Mann

by Kristen Osborne-Bartucca
Nancy Popp’s current solo exhibition at Klowden Mann, closing on August 9th, is the perfect exhibition to attend if you are not sure whether or not you are in the mood for photography, video, performance art or photographs of performance art. For the past several years Popp has been intervening in unfinished architectural spaces, such as the San Francisco Museum of Art and the Broad Museum construction sites, climbing poles, scaling walls, or moving her ... (read more)

Nancy Popp Featured in ArtScene 7.1.14

(Klowden Mann Gallery, Culver City) Nancy Popp is best known for her performative interventions that explore the body’s relationship to physical spaces. She often scales walls or climbs poles, cascading her body up, down and across architectural spaces. The sites of her recent interventions are incomplete buildings that are still under construction. They appear skeletal, framed but not yet covered. Her exterior works call attention to the architecture of the site, but it is really the way the body moves through these unfinished ... (read more)

Nancy Popp featured in ForYourArt 7.1.14

ForYourArt selects the best opportunities to SEE, COLLECT, LEARN ABOUT, and SUPPORT art each week.

Saturday, June 28

Nancy Popp, Klowden Mann (Culver City), 6-8pm.

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Nancy Popp at Andi Campognone Projects “Nothing Comes Out of the Ground Straight” 8.29.12

Nothing Comes Out of the Ground Straight
Curated by Rebecca Niederlander
August 11 — October 20, 2012
Opening reception Sat., August 11th
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Works by Kristin Calabrese, Tibbie Dunbar, Olga Koumoundouros, Carole Frances Lung-Bazile, Siobhan McClure, Naida Osline, Nancy Popp, Amy Sarkisian, Anne-Elizabeth Sobieski, Kim Tucker, Alexandra Wiesenfeld.

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