Beatriz da Costa: (un) Disciplinary Tactics

September 7, 2024 – January 5, 2025


Los Angeles, January 16, 2024—The Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (LAMAG), a facility of the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA), is pleased to present Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE) Beatriz da Costa: (un)disciplinary tactics



Scheduled to open September 7, 2024, the exhibition, curated by LACE’s former Chief Curator and Director of Programs, Daniela Lieja Quintanar, revisits the collaborative artistic practice of the late Beatriz da Costa (1974–2012). (Un)disciplinary tactics investigates techno-scientific experimentation, politics, activism, and art-making; simultaneously, her work is contextualized for our contemporary moment. The exhibition weaves together a publication, public programming, performances, educational workshops, and study groups to evocate da Costa’s approach to the intersections of ancient and non-academic forms of knowledge. 



This partnership was catalyzed by an increased timeline for LACE’s newly renovated gallery and office space at 6522 Hollywood Boulevard. Unforeseen safety and structural issues postponed LACE’s anticipated move-in to 2025. In seeking a presentation space for their PST ART exhibition, LAMAG offered an opportunity for neighborhood collaboration and a community-focused mission that aligned with LACE. Additionally, the partnership with LAMAG increased the exhibition space by 5,000 feet. 

LAMAG and the DCA are grateful to our friends at LACE for their collaboration and presentation of the PST ART: Art & Science Collide exhibition Beatriz da Costa: (un)disciplinary tactics, which provides expanded new and exciting programming for our community.

Vanessa McConnell installation view, 2021. image courtesy of the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery. photo: Jeff McLane


About LACE

 LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions) is the longest-running incubator for artists, curators, and cultural workers in Los Angeles, founded in 1978 by 13 artists. LACE is a nonprofit venue that exhibits and advocates for innovations in art-making and public engagement. Uniquely positioned in the heart of Hollywood, LACE provides space for artistic experimentation, exploring new forms of art-making at the edge of the field, and amplifies the voices and visions of Los Angeles’ diverse makers. LACE presents free, significant, and timely exhibitions, performances, and public projects, complemented by education initiatives.

about PST ART

Southern California’s landmark arts event, Pacific Standard Time, returns in September 2024 with more than 50 exhibitions from museums and other institutions across the region, all exploring the intersections of art and science, both past and present. Dozens of cultural, scientific, and community organizations will join the latest edition, PST ART: Art & Science Collide, with exhibitions on subjects ranging from ancient cosmologies to Indigenous sci-fi, and from environmental justice to artificial intelligence. Art & Science Collide will share groundbreaking research, create indelible experiences for the public, and generate new ways of understanding our complex world. Art & Science Collide follows Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA (September 2017–January 2018), which presented a paradigm-shifting examination of Latin American and Latinx art, and Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945–1980 (October 2011–March 2012), which rewrote the history of the birth and impact of the L.A. art scene. PST ART is a Getty initiative. For more information about PST ART: Art & Science Collide, please visit: