A selection of recent projects:


Student Teen Art Council: Radical Gardening lead by Katie Bachler, green artist in residence, and Tony Lopez, Slanguage, Wilmington, CA

Slanguage Juniors: Old Histories, New Flavors taught by Silvia Mantilla Ortiz, Slanguage, Wilmington, CA

Participation in Co/Lab as part of Art Platform, Los Angeles, CA

Participation in Encuentro Internacional de Medellin (MDE11), Museo de Antioquia, Columbia

Participation in Encuentro de espacios culturales de acción no institucionalizada, El Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City, Mexico

Possible Worlds: Mario Ybarra Jr., Karla Diaz, and Slanguage Studio Select from the Permanent Collections, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA

SlangFest: a festival of arts, spoken word, and music, organized by Cesar Garcia, Long Beach, CA

SlangAir: Word Play is part of FLOW, an event series organized by SlangAir literary artist in residence Mario Davila, Slanguage, Wilmington, CA

Slanguage Juniors: Viva la Verde, Slanguage, Wilmington, CA

Slanguage Juniors: Picture Me! An introduction to photography taught by Ruth Cabral, Slanguage, Wilmington, CA

SlangAir: War Spectable – The Last Paradise, featuring Christopher Rivera and Radames “Juni” Figueroa, Slanguage, Wilmington, CA

Student Teen Art Council: Swap Meet Hustling, Slanguage, Wilmington, CA

Vertical garden by Sarah Dougherty, green artist in residence, Slanguage, Wilmington, CA

SlangAir: Los Independentients – WECAN’s 1 Year Anniversary Exhibition, Slanguage, Wilmington, CA

Slanguage Juniors: Food Fight: Drawing the history of our food, Slanguage, Wilmington, CA


SlangAir: Picture Me Rolling, featuring work by AUTOE, Slanguage, Wilmington, CA

Better To Die On My Feet, Self-Help Graphics, Los Angeles, CA

Prison Gourmet, part of Let Them Eat LACMA event by Fallen Fruit, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA

SlangAir: Packing Heat, featuring work by Angelica Muro, Slanguage, Wilmington, CA

World’s Worst Words, as part of After School Arts Program (ASAP) , Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE), Los Angeles, CA

SlangAir: Homegirls, featuring Mas Rudas, Slanguage, Wilmington, CA

Tips on Tips, Slanguage artist workshop, Slanguage, Wilmington, CA

Performance Sketches: A night of art performances, Slanguage, Wilmington, CA

A Tourist in My Own City: Slanguage Tour of Boyle Heights, Slanguage, Los Angeles, CA

Breakdance performance as part of IMPACT: A Tribute to Breakdancing, East Wilmington Greenbelt Community Center, Wilmington, CA

A Tourist in My Own City: Slanguage Tour of Historical Pico Union Houses, Slanguage, Los Angeles, CA

SlangAir: The Monster Inside Me, Slanguage, Wilmington, CA

Hat workshop, ArtWalk: Los Angeles Arts & Music Festival, Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Generation O: A National Convening for Teens in the Arts presentation with the ICA Boston as part of the American Association of Museums Annual Meeting and MuseumExpo — Museums Without Borders

SlangAir: RESIDUE, featuring work by Raul “SPEW” Vasquez, Slanguage, Wilmington, CA

Casa Garcia project in collaboration with Escher GuneWardena Architecture, Watts House Project, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.


Where I’m From radio reading by Karla Diaz, KRTU, Trinity University, San Antonio, TX

Engagement Party artist residency, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

Psychicinema Multiplex including multiple film screenings

Dislexicon: A Word Performance including poetry reading, film screening, + workshop

Brutalism: A Dance Performance including various dancers + dance groups

On The Shoulders of Davids exhibition, JAUS, Los Angeles, CA

What We Eat, Who We Are education workshop, Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, CA

Slanguage residency and Generation O Teen Convene conference participation, ICA Boston, Boston, MA

Psychicinema screenings, Slanguage, Wilmington, CA

Laced Soles: an art exhibition of custom sneakers, curated by Karla Diaz, Harbor Town Barbershop, San Pedro, CA

Custom sneaker workshop, Slanguage artist workshop, Slanguage, Wilmington, CA


Visual arts workshop, California State Summer School for the Arts (InnerSpark) at CalArts, Valencia, CA

Barbershop Quartet series in collaboration with Space 47, SubZero — San Jose Biennial, San Jose, CA

Poetry reading+ panel discussion, Arte Contemporaneo, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico


Sweeney Tate performance + programming as part of The World as a Stage exhibition, Tate Modern, London, UK

Golem Lives project in partnership with the haudenschildGarage, Prague Biennial, Prague, Czech Republic

DSN: Do Something New teen council + exhibition, Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga, CA

Mixin’ It Up exhibition in partnership with California College of the Arts + East Oakland School of the Arts (EOSA), Oakland, CA

Getty Multicultural Undergraduate Summer Internship mentor – Karla Diaz, Los Angeles, CA

Séptima Feria del Libro del Zócalo performance, Mexico City, Mexico


The New Chinatown Barbershop space, 2006-08, Chinatown, Los Angeles, CA

release exhibition at The New Chinatown Barbershop,  Chinatown, Los Angeles, CA

The Peacock Doesn’t See Its Own Ass / Let’s Twitch Again teen birdwatching club + exhibition during the Uncertain States of America exhibition, Serpentine Gallery, London, UK

California Biennial, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA


The Harder They Come screening, Moscow Biennial, Moscow, Russia

Artifice Orange exhibition featuring Arnoldo Vargas, Slanguage, Wilmington, CA

The PCH: A Historical Retrospective exhibition, Slanguage, Wilmington, CA

I’ve Done This Before exhibition, Slanguage, Wilmington, CA


Brownonbrown exhibition, Slanguage, Wilmington, CA

Wonder Women: The Girls of Graff exhibition, Slanguage, Wilmington, CA


SEXY exhibition, Slanguage, Wilmington, CA

Slang This exhibition, 4-F Gallery, Wilmington, CA