Bio

Michael Ano is an artist, curator, and educator. Contemplating the transmission of ideas and its correlative relationship to systems of power- Ano makes alternative platforms for information distribution, to explore how ideas and people connect to ask whether pedagogical methods can more fully democratize the diffusion of learning, and to conduct critical thought experiments in deconstructing how resources associated with social stratification are codified. He has explored a variety of pedagogical practices both formally and informally through different lenses: as a student, instructor, facilitator, and producer.

 

Ano was the co-founder and director of Catalyst Gallery at University of California, Irvine from 2005-2007. In 2008 he founded ASAP (after school arts program) a nomadic arts education collective modeled after the grade school programs of the same name. Ano has mediated projects at Visual Communications, Outpost for Contemporary Art, Otis College of Art and Design, the New Museum's Ideas City, and Slanguage's Third World Creative.  His work has been exhibited at the Torrance Art Museum, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Sea and Space Explorations, and the San Diego Art Institute. He has worked organizing educational programs and outreach at the Orange County Museum of Art, the Norton Simon Museum, the New Museum, University of California, San Diego, and the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego. Most recently Ano joined the editorial collective FIELD: A Journal of Socially-Engaged Art Criticism, and became contributor tor KCET’s ArtBound.

Michael Ano
 

Born in Los Angeles, CA

Lives & works around Los Angeles, CA

mikeano@gmail.com

Exhibitions/ Workshops / Talks

 

2017       

  • UNKNOWN UNKNOWNS (solo), UC San Diego VAF, San Diego, San Diego, CA

  • ALL SYLLABUSES, UC San Diego, San Diego, CA     

  • WHAT IS AN MFA WORTH, College Art Association, New York, NY

                   

2016     

  • ALL SYLLABUSES v1, ARTifact Gallery, San Diego, CA

  • CAT124, ARTifact Gallery, San Diego, CA

  • FISP Conference, UC San Diego, San Diego, CA

  • MCASD Community Day, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, San Diego, CA

  • CAT124: EXPERIENCE- FALL, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, San Diego, CA

  • CAT124: EXHIBITION BUILDING- WINTER, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, San Diego, CA

  • CAT124: EXHIBITION BUILDING- SPRING, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, San Diego, CA

  • 3X3 #1, #2, #3, #4, ARTifact Gallery, San Diego, CA

  • LET’S COLLABORATE!, UC San Diego, San Diego, CA

  • ARTIST TALK, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA

  • Monster Drawing Rally, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA

 

2015      

  • MAS ATTACK 8, San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, CA

  • Oikiosis (solo), UC San Diego VAF, San Diego, CA

  • Summercamp’s ProjectProject: Summer Time Shift, Summercamp, El Sereno, CA

  • The Quiet After 10, Emily O, Highland Park, CA

  • Odyssey, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA

  • Monster Drawing Rally, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA

  • EXTENSIONS: Painting: here, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, San Diego, CA

  • EXTENSIONS: ART AND HUMOR, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, San Diego, CA

 

2014      

  • A Collapse of Distance, VAF: Performance Space, San Diego, CA

  • EXTENSIONS: ART AND COLOR, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, San Diego, CA

 

2013       

  • ASAP: In and Around the University, New Museum- Ideas City, New York, NY

 

2012       

  • You Didn’t Think I Could Run a Mile in 6 Minutes, GATE Projects,  Glendale, CA

2011      

  • LA Stories, Pehr Space, Echo Park, CA Curators

  • Public Interest, LACE, Los Angeles, CA

  • 2010      

  • ASAP: A Complete Art History in About an Hour, Amy Adler’s Studio, Echo Park, CA

  • Godzilla vs Mothra: II, Slanguage Studio, Wilmington, CA

  • A Three Hour Tour, Torrance Art Museum, curated by Lara Bank, Torrance, CA

2009      

  • ASAP: On Relational Aesthetics, Sea and Space Explorations, Eagle Rock, CA

  • Godzilla vs Mothra (solo), Waterloo, Echo Park, CA

  • ASAP: Boards and Nails, Outpost for Contemporary Art, Highland Park, CA

2008      

  • ASAP: After Identity, Visual Communications, Los Angeles, CA

  • ___:__, A Solo Show, Sea and Space Explorations, curated by Lara Bank, Eagle Rock, CA

  • ASAP: Arts Education LA, Visual Communications, Los Angeles, CA

  • Alumni Show, Catalyst Gallery, Irvine, CA

2007      

  • Learning to Rob a Bank (solo), Room Gallery, Irvine, CA

2006      

  • Captive, curated by Carol Cheh and Kristen Raizada, Gatov Gallery, Long Beach, CA

  • The Look of Slaw, curated by Juli Carson, University Gallery, Irvine, CA

  • Expert Witness, curated by Ciara Ennis, University Gallery, Irvine, CA

  • Nobody Has to Know, curated by Deborah Oliver, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA

 

2005      

  • Screen Slam, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA      

 

 

RESIDENCIES

 

2016-18    Deep Time Univeristy, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, San Diego, CA

 

2010-13    Public Interest: ASAP @ LACE, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA

 

2009       ASAP @ Sea and Space Explorations, Eagle Rock, CA

 

2008       ASAP @ Visual Communications, Los Angeles, CA