Locust Projects: The 20th Anniversary Retrospective


by Locust Projects


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Locust Projects is a leading alternative art space, located in Miami, that for the past twenty years has offered contemporary visual artists the freedom to experiment with new ideas. Locust's ethos of encouraging exploration and breaking boundaries has, at times, extended to the very integrity of its physical space (think jackhammered floors). This volume celebrates the institution’s twentieth anniversary with a comprehensive visual record of exhibitions and projects, a written timeline, and extensive quotes. Included are projects by renowned artists such as Daniel Arsham, Matthew Brannon, Nathan Carter, William Cordova, Nicole Eisenman, Martha Friedman, Theaster Gates, Liam Gillick, Francesca DiMattio, Jim Drain, Kori Newkirk, Ruben Ochoa, Jon Pylypchuk, Martine Syms and Simón Vega, and Antonia Wright. The volume includes text by director Lorie Mertes and board members Steve Lanster and Debra and Dennis Scholl.

The innovative book design, like Locust Projects itself, experiments with convention. Visually referencing a calendar, the volume leads readers on a voyage of discovery through the organization’s history, with each year’s images visually bleeding into the next across French-fold pages. The cover’s thin strips of images are details from installation photos.



*First prize for exhibition catalogue design, American Alliance of Museums

*Silver medalist, Florida Authors & Publishers Association President's Book Awards

This retrospective celebrates twenty years of ground-breaking, contemporary visual art from the Southeast’s leading alternative art space. The result is a print record as unique and experimental as the institution itself, featuring unconventional layouts and a playful exploration of visual design. 

Locust Projects was founded in 1998 by Miami-based artists Elizabeth Withstandley, Westen Charles, and COOPER. The not-for-profit exhibition space has grown from a grassroots endeavor for emerging visual artists to the foremost alternative art space in the Southeast, showcasing the work of local, national, and international artists who create site-specific installations unconstrained by commercial concerns or the typical limitations of conventional exhibition spaces. In addition to exhibitions and an artist residency, Locust Projects offers public programs and community collaborations.


Publication Date | May 7, 2019 | Trade edition

Paperback » French-Fold Binding

360 Pages

Color Photographs Throughout

9.6 x 7.6 in.

$50.00 ($70.00 CAN)