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).