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Darin Klein: Biography

With an ever-expanding network of friends and collaborators, I curate and organize dynamic and engaging exhibitions and arts programs, simultaneously creating, collecting and promoting artists' publications and independent media. I am a 2010 recipient of Printed Matter's Awards for Artists for exemplary work with books and printed media and have lectured and taught workshops on the art of ‘zine-making.

My independent publications, curatorial projects and arts programming endeavors have been featured in venues including Wexner Center for the Arts (Columbus, OH); Advocate & Gochis Galleries, Amy Adler's Echo Park Studio, ForYourArt, Hammer Museum, LACE, LACMA, Luis De Jesus, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, ooga booga, Outfest Platinum, Printed Matter’s LA Art Book Fair (Geffen Contemporary at MoCA), REDCAT and workspace (Los Angeles); Yale University (New Haven, CT); Family Business, MOMA, Printed Matter’s NY Art Book Fair (Dia:Chelsea, Philips de Pury, MOMA PS1), and White Columns (New York); Double Break and Space4Art (San Diego); and 54th San Francisco International Film Festival, Baer Ridgeway / 2nd floor projects, ESP, New Langton Arts, scene/escena, SFMOMA, and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (San Francisco).

In January 2007, I took the position of Programs Coordinator at the Hammer Museum, where I am currently Public Programs Associate. Overseeing the administrative aspects of approximately 250 public programs per year, I also regularly organize performance showcases, film screenings, literary events and other Hammer programs of my own conception.