CONTACT

stef@allespach.com

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Publications & Print

2021  Under The Spell Anthology - Text by female identifying artists and arts professionals from L.A.

2021  Between Here and There - Photo Book

2009  Emergence Enchanted - Catalog

2008  Overflow/Fluids - Photo Booklet

2007  Felix at the 52nd Venice Biennale - Photo Booklet

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

2011-20 Adjunct Assistant Professor and Lecturer of History of Photography and Digital Media at various institutions including University of Southern California, Los Angeles City College and Chapman University

 

EXHIBITION, SCREENINgs, INSTALLATION, PERFORMANCE-COLLABORATION

2020  MAYDAYMAYDAY - Collaboration Project by Susan Silton, Los Angeles, CA

2018  Songs for LA LA - A gathering with Daniel Marlos, Oona Nelson and guests, Los Angeles, CA

2017  Chan Gallery,Woman’s Day Exhibition/Women's Art Work, Curator Tricia Avant, Pomona College, Claremont, CA            

2017  D.V. Gallery, A-Z, Organizer Stacey Wexler, Los Angeles City College

2016  University of California Irvine - xMPL Theatre, Illuminations Series #2, Event Curator Ulysses Jenkins,

         It's Your Party, Performance Installation Collaboration with Nancy Buchanan, Irvine, CA

2014  Squaring the Circle - L.A.A.G. Make Camp, Event Curator Cindy Rehm, Llano Del Rio - Palmdale, CA

2013  Zeitgeist Interdisciplinary Art Center, Educational Complex Edit: Video from the Students of Mike Kelley,

         Guest Curator Joseph Herring, New Orleans, Louisiana

2013  Armory Center for the Arts, Show and Tell, Chief Curator Irene Georgia Tsatsos and Assistant Curator

         Sinéad Finnerty-Pyne, Pasadena,CA      

2013  Department of Art University of West Florida - TAG Gallery, Guest Curator Joseph Herring,

         Educational Complex Edit: Video from the Students of Mike Kelley, Pensacola, FL     

2013  Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art, Occupy Museum (LA Art Girls), Curator Rebecca Trawick, Chaffey College

         Rancho Cucamonga,CA

2012  Gallery Kronenboden, pur // photographies als statement, Guest Curator Andreas Weinand, Berlin

2012  Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibition, I Feel Like Two Wolfs Are Fighting In My Heart, Spirit Resurrection Chief Curator

         Carol Stanakas and Guest Curator Liz Glynn. Part of Los Angeles Goes Live The Getty Museum 

2012  Jancar Gallery, Narratives of the Perverse III recits des trois perverses - femmes seulement, Curators Tom Jancar and

         Tricia Avant, Los Angeles      

2012  Spine of the Earth, January 22, 2012, Baldwin Hills, Los Angeles, Performance Collaboration project by Lita

         Albuquerque. Part of Los Angeles Goes Live The Getty Museum 

2012  Lucca Film Festival Experimental, catalog, Lucca, Italy

2011  Outpost for Contemporary Art, Sometimes, Chief Curator Julie Deamer, Los Angeles 

2011  Orange Coast College, Get Down-Get Down, Guest Curator Holly Topping, Los Angeles

2011  SO36, Womxn Gleaning, Ladyfest, Berlin

2011  Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Debating Through the Arts 4: Contemporary Issues in  

         Performance Art, Performance Collaboration project by Jerri Allyn and Inez Bush. Part of Pacific Standard Time: Art in Los  

         Angeles1945-1980 and Los Angeles Goes Live: Performance Art in Southern California 1970-1983 The Getty Museum
2010  Kristi Engle Gallery, Monitor Show, Curator Kristi Engle, Los Angeles
2010  Torrance Museum of Art, eros/thanataos, Guest Curator Tricia Avant, Torrance, CA
2009  5th International Video Shorts Festival, Los Angeles, Curator Veronique Sapin, Women’s Caucus for Art
2009  Southwest Museum Lummis House, Spellbound: El Alisal, Curated by Arroyo Arts Collective
2009  UCLA Fowler Museum, Building Bridges from Tehran to Los Angeles, Guest Curator Marjan Vayghan, Los Angeles
2008  Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Resolution 3 Symposium, Guest Curator Micol Hebron
2008  Pitzer College, Video Praxis in Global Spaces, Curated by Ciara Ennis and Ming-Yuen S. Ma, Claremont, CA
2008  American Cinematheque, Old Town Pasadena Film Festival
2008  Outpost for Contemporary Art, Intersections, Chief Curator Julie Deamer, Los Angeles
2008  The Getty Center, Overflow/Fluids (LA Art Girls), Chief Curator Andrew Perchuk and Assistant Curator Donna Conwell

2008  L.A. Art Girls Art Fair Biennale Los Angeles 08, Pacific Electric Building Downtown L.A.
2008  Torrance Art Museum, Pix, Chief Curator Kristina Newhouse, Torrance, CA      
2008  Museum of Contemporary Art, The LA Art Girls Talk Back with Suzanne Lacy, Los Angeles          
2007  Armory Northwest, Utopia or Otherwise, Pasadena, CA
2007  Torrance Art Museum, All In, Guest Curator Lorraine Molina, Torrance, CA   
2006  Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Draw a Line and Follow It, Los Angeles
2006  Angles Gallery, Hysteria Deluxe, Guest Curators Micol Hebron and Elizabeth Tremante, Los Angeles
2006  KBeach Radio, String Theory: Following the Threads of Feminism, Collaboration Radio project by Kim Schoenstadt,

         California State University Long Beach, CA     
2006  The Getty Center, Movement and the Visual Arts: T.A.P.E., (LA Art Girls), Curator Glenn R. Phillips, Los Angeles
2005  Silverlake Film Festival, Los Angeles and New Media Festival Prog: ME (catalog), Rio de Janeiro, Letter to Faye
         Curator Darin Klein
2005  Emily Davis Gallery, A Visible Line of The In-Between:Time to Come and Time Elapsed, Guest Curator Deanna Skedel,

         The University of Akron, OH
2004  Spaces, Dissent: Political Voices, Chief Curator Kristen Baumlier and Assistant Curator Craig Lucas, Cleveland, OH  
        

AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES

2018  Feminist Summer Camp, Artist in Residence, Birch Creek Ranch, Ephraim,UT

2007  Armory Northwest, Artist in Residence, Pasadena, CA
2007  Torrance Art Museum, All In, Awarded 3rd Prize

2005  X-TRA Contemporary Art QuarterlyArtist Projects Volume 7.3, Honorarium

2002  William Turner Gallery, E=, Awarded 2nd Prize, Venice, CA
2000  Scholarship Recipient, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA
1999  George’s Gallery, Photography Show, Awarded 1st Prize, Los Angeles

 

CURATORIAL PROJECTS

2011  SO36, Ladyfest:Screenings, Berlin

2010  Torrance Musuem of Art, eros/thanatos, Assistant Curtator with Guest Curator Tricia Avant

2009  Project Space Kreuzberg, Berlin 

2009  Emergence Enchanted, Cocurated with Krista Chael at The Pike (T.E.D. Talk), Long Beach, CA

2008  Collection, The Discovery Tour, Arroyo Seco Artists Collective, Los Angeles

2008  LAAGAFBLA08, Coordinated with Tricia Avant, Phantom Galleries, Los Angeles

 

GUEST SPEAKER

2018  Columbus City College, Legacy Dinner, Culinary Program Fundraiser, Columbus, OH         

2013  Akademie der Künste, Re.act Feminism, Curator Kathy Rae Huffman, Lecture presentation with Nancy Buchanan, Berlin

2013  Armory Center for the Arts, Show and Tell workshop, Curator Irene Georgia Tsatsos, Pasadena, CA

2012  CAA 100th Annual Conference, Contemporary Collaboratives and Collectives, Chairs: Sharon L. Butler - Eastern

         Connecticut State University, Micol Hebron - Chapman University   

2011  Outpost for Contemporary Art, Artist Presentation, Moderator Micol Hebron, Curator Julie Deamer, Los Angeles

2011  The University of California, Photography, Artist Presentation, Moderator Craig Havens, Los Angeles

2009  Women’s Caucus for Art 5th International Video Shorts FestivalArtist Panel, Los Angeles

2007  Armory Center for the Arts, Artist Presentation, Imaginings: Utopia or Otherwise, Pasadena, CA

2007  Santa Monica Museum of Art, Artist Presentation and Workshop, Santa Monica, CA 

2006  Getty Research Institute, Discourse and Autonomy: Inventing the LA Art Girls, Moderator Jill Dawsey, Los Angeles

2005  Spaces, Artist Panel, Dissent, Cleveland, OH

2005  University of Southern California, Artist Presentation, Moderator Tad Beck, Los Angeles

2004  Otis College of Art and Design, Artist Presentation, Undergrad Seminar  

2003  University California San Diego, Lecture Series with John Welchman and Chris Balaschak, San Diego, CA  

2001  Glendale College, Artist Panel - Scapes, Moderator Annabelle Aylmer, Glendale, CA 

 

Media AND Fundraisers

2017  Armory Center for the Arts - Monster Drawing Rally, Curator Irene Georgia Tsatsos, Pasadena, CA

2013  Center for The Arts Eagle Rock, 11Th Annual Art Auction Benefit, Los Angeles, CA

2012  Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Eat, Drink, Art, Curator Meg Madison, Los Angeles, CA

2012  Armory Center for the Arts, Off The Wall, Pasadena, CA

2009  T.E.D. Blog, Inspired by TED: Three astonishing art shows in Long BeachEditor Emily McManus, February 12, 2009 

2008  KPFK Pacifica Radio - Feminist Magazine, Interview with Lynn Ballen, July 16, 2008, Los Angeles

2005  The Plain Dealer Cleveland, Opposites Attract: A range of artist use extremes to make political statements,

         by Douglas Max Utter, May 12

2005  X-TRA Contemporary Art QuarterlyArtist Projects Volume 7.3, Cover and Honorarium

2004  Supersonic - Catalog text by Chris Balaschak, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA

2002  To Believe Much More Than That - Catalog text by Karl Haendel,Wight Gallery - The University of California, Los Angeles 

2000  Downtown News - Los Angeles, Art Imitating Politics: DNC Art Exhibit Paints the Issues, by Victoria Looseleaf,

         June 5th, 2000

EDUCATION

Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, MFA

Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles

Hochschule fur Bildende Kunste Braunschwieg, Germany

School of the Art Institute Chicago, BFA (Photography, Film & Video)

Cleveland Institute of Art (Painting/Drawing)

 

MFA Thesis Committee: Mike Kelley, Patti Podesta, Jeremy Gilbert-Rolfe, M.A. Greenstein and Hirsch Perlman;

also student of: Lita Albuquerque, Heike Baranowsky, Amy Gerstler, Bruce Hainley, Larry Johnson,

William E. Jones, Norman Klein, John Knight, Diana Thater and Ruben Ortiz Torres 

 

Thesis - On The Horizon: Attention and the Event, Art Center College of Design

Languages

English and German - Fluent