Ten artists who have participated in residencies at BoxoPROJECTS over the past ten years are featured in Boxo10x10, a 10th anniversary exhibition and celebration of exploring contemporary art at the new frontier. The exhibition and public programs run from November 19 through December 31, 2022.

The 10-year milestone offers a moment to reflect, celebrate, and look ahead. The residency, which launched in 2012 with Gosia Wlodarczak’s Frost Drawing for Joshua Tree, provides artists with an inspirational space outside their everyday context as well as a welcoming local community of fellow artists, subject experts, and independent thinkers. It offers an immersive experience to deepen knowledge about the area, encourages cultural exchange in the Joshua Tree and wider Morongo Basin communities, and provides a platform for public programs that share insights and educate audiences about their own regional, national, and global cultural experiences.

To date, Boxo has hosted and presented forty-six residencies, two visiting artists, one studio artist, fifteen exhibitions, and three editions of the Joshua Treenial.

Boxo10x10 will be complemented by a series of programs that will take place on site and in the region over the six week period. Learn more about the artist projects HERE and view the full program of events HERE.

For the celebration of our first decade of programming at BoxoPROJECTS, artists Jim Toia and Eli Hirtle are creating two new installations on the land and Heather L. Johnson presents a new installation in the studio. An exhibition in the studio and house will feature artwork by Kelly Berg, Ben Cuevas, Megan Evans, William Lamson, Ana Sanchez-Colberg and Gosia Wlodarczak. Several of the artists will be present and will participate in a panel discussion moderated by Mara Gladstone, Deputy Director and Head of Programs at Desert X.

On the evening of Nov 19th, Caroline Partamian and Ethan Primason will present The Golden Density.  For Boxo10x10, Partamian and Primason have designed a performance using the architecture and history of the Integratron to further explore the relationship between the space’s function as both an idealistic spiritual totem and a highly functional acoustic space. Using architectural plans and drawings from Van Tassel’s “Proceedings of the College of Universal Wisdom” Partamian and Primason have constructed a series of sound sculptures and instruments to bring these two realities together in a series of short performances at the Integratron itself.

This event is ticketed and tickets can be purchased at this LINK (click on the green date on the calendar to get timings).

Saturday, November 19, 2022
12pm   Exhibition and installations open for viewing
2.30pm   Artist panel moderated by Mara Gladstone, Deputy Director Head of Programs at Desert X
Refreshments served after the panel discussion
Location: BoxoPROJECTS, 62732 Sullivan Road, Joshua Tree, CA 92252
6pm and 7:15pm   The Golden Density at The Integratron

November 20th, 2022: Exhibition and Installations on view 1-5pm

Sunday, November 27th, 2022: Eli Hirtle Installation and Artist Talk
Reception 2pm-5pm, Artist Talk at 3pm
Location: BoxoPROJECTS, 62732 Sullivan Road, Joshua Tree, CA 92252

Eli Hirtle will unveil his installation which furthers the pwatamowin ohchi pakone kisik project he began at BoxoPROJECTS in 2019. More details about Eli and the project can be found here.

December 10th, 2022: Steven Biller Lecture
Reception at 2pm, lecture at 3pm

Location: PKS3 Studio, 34330 Gateway Dr #100, Palm Desert, CA 92211

Biller’s lecture, “Art and Light,” will cover art from the turn-of-the-century landscape painters to the light and space conceptual artists. This lecture will take place at the Phillip K Smith III studio.

Saturday, December 17th, 2022: Vesna Pavlovic Community Slideshow
Reception at 4pm, slideshow at 5pm

Location: BoxoPROJECTS, 62732 Sullivan Road, Joshua Tree, CA 9225

Community Slide Show is an opportunity to reactivate old technology in an environment of examination and introduction. Artist Vesna Pavlovic invites you to bring your old slides to this public viewing of our shared histories. Within an installation setting, audience members are able to share their personal histories, as well as sort through and project slides available within the installation.

The installations and exhibition will be on view until December 31, 2022

BoxoPROJECTS is located at 62732 Sullivan Road, Joshua Tree, CA 92252. Highway 62 to White Feather, south on White Feather to Sullivan, west on Sullivan). Please do not use GPS though Google Maps and Waze directions are correct.

Though the exhibition reflects our program through the lens of these artists, all past participants have left their traces and are recognized. Several artists from the residency, and the Joshua Treenial, are represented by their long-term installations on the land and all have contributed to the energy and impact of the program. We are very grateful to all past and present participants as well as to the generous supporters who help make the program possible.

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Resident Artists and Visiting Artists

2012
Gosia Wlodarczak
Austin Thomas and Jason Andrew (visiting artists)
Tim Saternow
China Adams
Saul Melman

2013
David Goodman
William Lamson
Steed Taylor
Saul Melman
Heather Johnson
Megan Evans

2014
Biddy Connor
Jennifer Karady
Hermann Niebuhr
Eliza Kentridge

2015
Olivia Parkes
Chris Peters
Hannah Hughes

2016
Angus McCullough
Nicola Ginzel
Antoine Vigne
China Adams
Yassi Mazandi
Amanda Beech

2017
Gosia Wlodarczak
Sofie Elena Hodara
Daniel Kukla
Johanna Wagner

2018
John Plowman
Shawn Skabelund
Constance Old
Benjamin Stanwix

2019
Ben Cuevas
Severín Guelpa
Eli Hirtle
Ana Sanchez-Colberg
Tyler Morgan

2020
Megan Evans
Caroline Partamian and Ethan Primason
Jim Toia
Vesna Pavlovic

2021
Jenny Perlin
Georgia McGovern and Sebastijan Jemec (visiting artists)
Kelly Berg
Barbara Gothard
Paloma Menéndez

2022
Jinny Yu
LJ Roberts (studio artist)
Dylan McLaughlin

Learn more about our past residents HERE.