Los Angeles, United States · Visual Arts
Lauren Bon is a Los Angeles-based environmental artist and activist. Part of a global art cohort addressing our current environmental crisis, she uses living systems and infrastructure to create durational, large-scale, place-based projects, and performance, photography and sound to activate these works and engage her audiences. Through her multidisciplinary approach, Bon has carved out a space between land art, conceptual art, and transmission art. Her questioning of the status quo and persistent alteration of civic infrastructure demonstrates the power of artists to provoke change and shape opinion through soft diplomacy.
Forthcoming projects include Amazon Watch, a two-year residency project in Manaus, Brazil, now in development, that aims to draw global attention to the crisis and wider ramifications of the Amazon watershed and multiple projects at Getty’s PST ART: Art & Science Collide, a landmark regional event opening in Fall 2024 that explores the intersections of art and science, past and future. During PST ART, Bon’s work will be presented across Southern California as part of related public programming and at sites including California State University Dominguez Hills, Desert X, Fulcrum Arts, and the La https://afield.org/wp-admin/post.php?post=2769&action=edit#Jolla Historical Society.
Bon’s work has been exhibited at Desert X, as part of the collateral events of the 59th edition of La Biennale di Venezia; at Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA); The Hammer Museum at UCLA; The Exploratorium; DePaul Art Museum; The George Eastman Museum; The Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA); The Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MoCAD); Les Rencontres d’Arles, France; and The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. She has also appeared on panels at Art Basel and UC Berkeley College of Environmental Design.