The concept of ARVIA was born out of necessity to preserve tangible context in viewing contemporary art and to offer space to fellow artists to work, think and live.
ARVIA is a site of creative production, co-run by Andrés Philip Cortes and Anne Marie Taylor. Growing up, Andrés watched his grandfather work and build in the shed sat the back of the property where his studio is now. The outdoor communal space functioned as a resource for friends and artists to work on individual projects, and organically developed to include exhibitions of a site-specific nature, having been either conceived, built onsite or made specifically for the space.
The main house has was open as an intimate residency for artists of all practices from 2016-2020.
Due to Covid-19, like many others we are forced to re-think how we operate as a community project. Large gatherings are no longer permitted for the foreseeable future, and we are a two-person operation, now managing from opposite coasts. Because of these logistical hurdles we will have to close this chapter of ARVIA and focus on the future and assisting our communities with more urgent matters at hand. Though we will no longer be holding exhibitions or programming, ARVIA will remain a place of production for artists and we will keep the project in the rafters for future possibilities.
Dust, Water, Fire | Lucien Shapiro | October
Faster, Hammers...We're Almost There! | Aubrey Ingmar-Manson | August-October
Of Play and Pursuit | Aaron Farley | June-July
Untitled (Show #3) | Daniel Gibson, Alfonso Gonzalez Jr., Katie Kirk, Aryana Minai, Lily Ramirez, Daniel Schubert | August
A Rift in the Landscape | Michael Rollins | July
The Parks | Nicolas Shake | June
Make Yourself at Home | Trina Turturicci | October
Sing Into My Mouth | Liv Aanrud | July
Bearing/Behavior | Anna Wingfield & Michael Hentz | XIX Studios | April - May 2019
Spring Break Art Show LA (fair) | Pass the Stick | Liv Aanrud, George Jensen, Nicolas Shake, Daniel Schubert, Shannon Roxanne Taylor, Christopher Wormald | February 2019
Los Angeles Metaphysical Library | XIX Studios | January - March 2019
Magick is Afoot: Liv Aanrud, Nadege Monchera Baer, Andrés Philip Cortes, Catherine Fairbanks, Paul Gillis, Kathryn O’Halloran, Tessie Salcido Whitmore, Projected Visions | curated by Andrés Philip Cortes and Liv Aanrud | XIX Studios | December 2018
Neither Here Nor There | Andrés Philip Cortes, Tess Gayhart, Chelsea Mosher, Gabriel Luis Perez, Michael Rollins, Christopher Wormald | The Dojo | May 2016
“Swap Meet #2” ODD ARK LA | May
Christopher Wormald | Residency: Photography, Sound, and Carpentry | May
Maria Skovgaard Olesen & Katherine Sofie Jessen | Residency: Architecture | December
Catherine Haggerty | Residency: Drawing and Painting | July
Andreas Dobler and Anna Kannai | Work shop for exhibition Add A+A to XIX | Evergreene Studio | June