Cirriculum Vitae

Sur­vey West Col­lab­o­ra­tive was started by Jill New­man and Bari Ziper­stein in 2010. We were both edu­cated in West Coast art and con­cep­tu­al­ism at CalArts, and together we exam­ine the inter­sec­tions of progress, inge­nu­ity and archi­tec­ture through art pro­duc­tion, cura­tion and edu­ca­tional out­reach.  The duo’s first cura­to­r­ial project is Site as Sym­bol at the Fel­lows of Con­tem­po­rary Art (FOCA) in 2011.  The project is funded by FOCA’s Curator’s Lab Award and includes two site-specific events: Evening of Pro­jec­tions with Pat O’Neill and Ply­ing the P.E. Trail with Claude Wil­ley. SWC debuted their first pub­lic art project, This House Has a Bright Future, at Side Street Projects in 2011.  It includes a series of children’s work­shops and is made pos­si­ble in part by the Pasadena Arts & Cul­ture Com­mis­sion and the City of Pasadena Cul­tural Affairs Division.


2012   Artists’ Tower of Protest designed by Mark di Suvero, Orga­nized by LA><ART and the Getty Research   Insti­tute for the Pacific Stan­dard Time Per­for­mance and Pub­lic Art Fes­ti­val, Los Ange­les, CA

Sur­vey West Col­lab­o­ra­tive selected for Depart­ment of Cul­tural Affairs’ Pre-Qualified Artists Pool for upcom­ing Recre­ation and Parks projects, 2012

2011    THIS HOUSE HAS A BRIGHT FUTURE, Sur­vey West Col­lab­o­ra­tive, Side Street Projects, Pasadena, CA.  Funded by the City of Pasadena Indi­vid­ual Artist Grant, Sur­vey West Col­lab­o­ra­tive, & In-Kind

2011    SITE AS SYMBOL. Sur­vey West Col­lab­o­ra­tion, FOCA, Los Angles, CA
Evening of Pro­jec­tions with Pat O’Neill, in con­junc­tion with Site as Sym­bol
Ply­ing the P.E. Trail with Claude Wil­ley, in con­junc­tion with Site as Symbol

2011  Kid’s work­shops at Side Street Projects, in con­junc­tion with This House Has a Bright Future

2011  Cura­to­r­ial Grant for Sur­vey West Col­lab­o­ra­tive, Kitty Chester Series of Curator’s Lab­o­ra­tory Projects, Fel­lows of Con­tem­po­rary Art, Los Ange­les, CA

2010  Bari Ziper­stein, Indi­vid­ual Artist Grant for Sur­vey West Col­lab­o­ra­tive, City of Pasadena Depart­ment of Cul­tural Affairs, Pasadena, CA

Williams, Janette.  ‘Hope for Her­itage,’ Pasadena Star-News, Wed. June 22, 2011 (reproductions).