Mungo Thomson

LA Metro Regional Connector Transit Project

Mungo Thomson Chosen to Design New LA Metro Station

A panel of nationally recognized curators, local arts professionals and community members from the Regional Connector project area in downtown Los Angeles has selected seven artists to create site-specific, integrated artworks for the Regional Connector project. Highpoint Editions artist Mungo Thomson was chosen to work on the 2nd Place/Hope Street Station.

The artist selection panel carefully considered each artist’s professional qualifications and examples of past work in its decision-making. Panelists included Charles Gaines, artist; Leslie Ito, President and CEO, Japanese American Community Cultural Center; Renée Petropoulos, artist; Ed Schad, Assistant Curator, Broad Art Foundation, and; Lanka Tattersall, Assistant Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.

“I am really excited about how selected artists engaged most deeply with their specific sites. I think their projects will be a great contribution to the city’s culture and I look forward to experiencing them,” said Lanka Tattersall, Assistant Curator with the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and a member of the artist selection panel.

To read more about the project, click here.

Above: Map of the Regional Connector Transit Project, illustrating Mungo Thomson’s projected artwork site, the new 2nd Place/Hope Street Station.

Mungo Thomson has had solo projects and performances at ArtPace, San Antonio (2014); SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe (2013); The Times Museum, Guangzhou, China (2013); The Aspen Art Museum, Aspen (2012); The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2008); The Kadist Art Foundation, Paris, France (2007); and Galeria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea (GAMeC), Bergamo, Italy (2006), among others.

His work was included in The 2nd CAFAM Biennale, CAFA Art Museum, Beijing, China (2014); The Pacific Standard Time Public Art and Performance Festival, Los Angeles, USA (2012); Untitled (12th Istanbul Biennial), Istanbul, Turkey (2011); Compilation IV, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany (2009); The 2008 Whitney Biennial (2008); PERFORMA05 (2005), and The 9th Biennial of the Moving Image, MAMCO, Geneva, Switzerland (2001).

Thomson’s work is held in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.; The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; and FRAC Ile-de-France, Paris, France, among others. He is based in Los Angeles.

Learn more about Thomson on his website.