EXPO 2021
Reflecting CalArts’ experimental ethos, the Institute’s CalArts Expo returns on Friday, May 14 as a virtual event featuring creatively adventurous and imaginative projects by students, faculty, and alumnx representing every school at CalArts. Highlighting student projects created during the current academic year, the virtual CalArts Expo will present work by over 500 artists, curated and organized by our student-led team.
VIRTUAL GALLERY
While the physical space of CalArts may be closed to the public the Virtual Gallery is open, allowing visitors to once again wander (via digital means) the halls of CalArts’ Main Gallery, L-Shape Gallery, Modular Theater, and more. Available for Windows, Mac, and select mobile platforms.
PLAYLISTS
Audiences can experience music, film, and video through the Expo media playlists on Spotify, YouTube, and Vimeo.
ARTISTS
Highlighting student projects created during the current academic year, the virtual CalArts Expo will present work by over 500 artists, curated and organized by our student-led team.

PRODUCTION TEAM
The 2021 Expo production team includes 20 members total: 15 current students, 3 alumnx artists, and two faculty facilitators. Our student team includes representatives of every school at CalArts including Art, Critical Studies, Dance, Film/Video, Music, Theater, and The Center for Integrated Media.
EXPO ARCHIVE
Currently in its ninth year, the CalArts Expo has evolved from a small renegade music and art show to a campus-wide event that presents work by students, alumni, faculty, and staff in over 20 venues at CalArts. Check out some of our past events here!
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Reflecting CalArts’ experimental ethos, the Institute’s CalArts Expo returns on Friday, May 14 as a virtual event featuring creatively adventurous and imaginative projects by students, faculty, and alumnx representing every school at CalArts. Highlighting student projects created during the current academic year, the virtual CalArts Expo will present work by over 500 artists, curated and organized by our student-led team. Audiences can experience Expo in three ways—access though the Virtual Gallery; social media; and media playlists on Spotify, YouTube, and Vimeo. This year’s Expo precedes CalArts’ Virtual Graduation Ceremony, which begins at 6 pm PDT at calarts.edu/graduation.

The CalArts Expo goes live at 1pm PDT on May 14, 2021.

The Expo Welcome Event, free and open to the public, will take place from 1–2pm PDT on May 14, featuring a virtual meet-and-greet with the Expo team and guided tour through our exhibition spaces. RSVP here to receive the Zoom link.

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VIRTUAL GALLERY
While the physical space of CalArts may be closed to the public the Virtual Gallery is open, allowing visitors to once again wander (via digital means) the halls of CalArts’ Main Gallery, L-Shape Gallery, Modular Theater, and more. Available for Windows, Mac, and select mobile platforms.
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PLAYLISTS
Audiences can experience music, film, and video through the Expo media playlists on Spotify, YouTube, and Vimeo.
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ARTISTS
Highlighting student projects created during the current academic year, the virtual CalArts Expo will present work by over 500 artists, curated and organized by our student-led team.

Artists will also be featured on Expo social media through highlighted profiles of the student creative team, and posts presenting student, alumni, faculty, staff, and guest artists and their work. For more information, follow CalArts Expo on Facebook (@CalArtsExpo), Instagram (@calarts_expo), and Twitter (@CalArtsExpo).
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PRODUCTION TEAM
The 2021 Expo production team includes 20 members total: 15 current students, 3 alumnx artists, and two faculty facilitators. Our student team includes representatives of every school at CalArts including Art, Critical Studies, Dance, Film/Video, Music, Theater, and The Center for Integrated Media.
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EXPO ARCHIVE
Currently in its ninth year, the CalArts Expo has evolved from a small renegade music and art show to a campus-wide event that presents work by students, alumni, faculty, and staff in over 20 venues at CalArts. Check out some of our past events here!
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Nancy Pilkington

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Sky-David

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Mehregan Pezeshki

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Jerry Beck

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Elliot Yokum

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Zimo Zhao

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Joel Orozco

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Gisella G

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Talent Show: The Film

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Maiko Okajima

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Onyou Oh

Onyou Oh School of Film/Video, Film and Video, MFA 3 Alchemical Botany A small garden, which comprises particles of stars and petals sent from outer space, expands itself through an alchemical process in a moment. Alchemical Botany is an experimental audio-visual interpretation of Emily Dickinson’s poem “The Name — of it — is ‘Autumn.'” Shot […]

Ni Shan

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Rion Nebreja

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Michaella Moon

Michaella Moon School of Music, Music Technology, MFA1 Words Trigger This project connects RunwayML, Processing, MaxMsp and TouchDesigner to create an audio and visual rich performance. The audio and visuals are all triggered by the text typed into the program. Depending on the number of words typed in, Processing will grab the same amount of […]

Christian V. Mejia

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