Installation photograph, Our Wake Up Call For Freedoms, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Jan 21–Jun 4, 2022, photo © UMOCA

Exhibitions

Past Exhibitions

Tiana Birrell: the weight of a cloud

Oct 29, 2021 – Dec 30, 2021

In the weight of a cloud, Birrell uses video and image-based work to linguistically separate the language of a physical, ethereal cloud and digital storage. Although the name suggests a floating, ephemeral,…

Niko Krivanek: Dear Sally, Love Mom

Oct 23, 2021 – Dec 30, 2021

As that claustrophobic unit, the nuclear family, was being carved out of a much larger family aggregate, photography came along to memorialize, to restate symbolically, the imperiled continuity and vanishing…

ALL WALL: Contemporary Utah Muralists + UMOCA

Aug 6, 2021 – Dec 30, 2021

Working with Utah-based artists or artist collectives, All Wall explores the cultural heritage of public art in our state, bringing together artists with varying ideas and aesthetics to create a…

Nick Pedersen: Slow Apocalypse

Oct 29, 2021 – Dec 30, 2021

We stumble forward in hopeful chaos, trusting that the light on the horizon is the dawn and not the twilight.” – E.O. Wilson Through an intricate combination of photography, digital…

Yoriko Mizushiri: A Gentle Touch

Aug 6, 2021 – Dec 30, 2021

A Gentle Touch is a collection of two short films, Kamakura and Maku, from Yoriko Mizushiri. Her hand-drawn animations use surrealist poetics rather than narrative to explore sensuality, fetish, and melancholy. Each film uses dreamlike…

2021 Doctorow Prize Winner: Genesis Jerez

Sep 24, 2021 – Dec 30, 2021

Using old photos, xerox transfers, charcoal, and paint on raw unstretched linen canvas, Genesis Jerez reconstructs domestic environments through collage that feel both familiar and uncanny. A graduate of the…

Jiyoun Lee-Lodge Waterman: Changing I

Aug 6, 2021 – Oct 23, 2021

“I cannot go out, so I sit in the room. The window that I access the world through is my phone screen, which also confines me. The information I see…

Daniel George: Marrow

Aug 6, 2021 – Oct 23, 2021

Marrow examines the culinary and cultural heritage of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. These stereotypical recipes capture the values, cultures, and traditions of a particular people, living…

M.M. Murdock: Welcome to the Wigglestick

Aug 6, 2021 – Oct 16, 2021

The Wigglestick Pretend Co. is an imaginary skateboard company, fictional storefront, and ongoing art project created by the artist M.M. Murdock, and started as an homage to, what Murdock describes as,…

UMOCA: Contemporary Since 1931

Aug 6, 2021 – Sep 11, 2021

From its very start, UMOCA has been resolutely, tirelessly contemporary since 1931, a clear and independent voice, committed to some of the most pressing issues of its day. While many…