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Anna Maria Maiolino Installation View 17

Installation view of Anna Maria Maiolino, August 4–December 31, 2017 at MOCA Grand Avenue, courtesy of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, photo by Brian Forrest

Anna Maria Maiolino

MOCA is pleased to present Anna Maria Maiolino, the Brazilian artist’s first major United States museum retrospective. This large-scale survey will cover Maiolino’s extraordinary oeuvre from the early 1960s to the present, bringing together expressive woodblock prints, visceral cement sculptures, politically-charged films and performances, fluid drawings, and monumental installations of unfired clay. Visitors will chart a path through Brazilian art history and many of the major postwar movements, channeled through Maiolino’s intimate and subjective practice exploring her identity as a migrant, mother, and global citizen. Anna Maria Maiolino is part of The Getty Foundation’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA initiative, hosted by arts institutions across Southern California and exploring Latino and Latin American Art in dialogue with the city of Los Angeles.

Curators: Bryan Barcena and Helen Molesworth



Lead support is provided through grants from  


Major support is provided by The Sydney Irmas Exhibition Endowment.

Generous support is provided by Hauser & Wirth, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Additional support is provided by Tom and Lisa Blumenthal, Betty and Brack Duker, Alice and Nahum Lainer, and Andrea and José Olympio Pereira.

Exhibitions at MOCA are supported by the MOCA Fund for Exhibitions with lead annual support provided by Sydney Holland, founder of the Sydney D. Holland Foundation. Generous funding is also provided by Allison and Larry Berg, Delta Air Lines, and Jerri and Dr. Steven Nagelberg.

Support is also provided by  


In-kind media support is provided by

In-kind support is provided by Laguna Clay.


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