Fine Arts Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Wendy Yao

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Yao founded Ooga Booga in 2004. Specializing in artist publications, music, design, and independent culture, the shop has hosted a range of events over the past thirteen years, including free performances, film screenings, readings, radio shows, book and music events, exhibitions, and artist projects. It also publishes fanzines, art books, and music recordings.

In addition, Yao has set up projects at off-site locations, such as a reading room at the Swiss Institute, New York, in 2009 and at Kadist Foundation, San Francisco in 2012, a mini-fair for independent publishers in 2010, and the “Excursus III” exhibition and programming series at the ICA Philadelphia in 2012. From 2004 to 2012, Yao and her sister Amy co-organized an annual Art Swap Meet in Joshua Tree at High Desert Test Sites, in which artists were invited to sell and exchange wares in a free-form market. In 2008, she started an online database of art book printers as a free resource to artists, designers, and customers who frequently ask for advice on art-book publishing and printing. In 2013, she opened a second store location at 356 South Mission Road, in the same space as the art gallery in collaboration with Laura Owens and Gavin Brown.

October 08, 2019
Lectures
Fine Arts Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Wendy Yao
11:00AM The Forum
Open to the Public
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October 08, 2019
2019-10-08 11:00 2019-10-08 11:00
Lectures
Fine Arts Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Wendy Yao
11:00AM 2019-10-08 11:00 | The Forum
9045 Lincoln Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90045
Open to the Public
This event is free!