Tanya Bonakdar Gallery Expands to Los Angeles

Tanya Bonakdar, founder of the eponymous gallery located at 521 West Twenty-First Street in Manhattan, announced that she will open a second outpost in Los Angeles this July. The space will be led by Mary Leigh Cherry and Lia Trinka-Browner, who will serve as director and gallery manager, respectively.

“The contemporary arts community of Los Angeles is unique and unparalleled, from its universities, to its resident artists, to its museums and private foundations to its individual patrons and supporters,” Bonakdar said. “We wish to contribute and engage with this community by exhibiting our unique program and exceptional stable of artists.”

The new space on 1010 N. Highland Avenue will be inaugurated with an exhibition of work by the artist Charles Long, who is currently featured in the Hammer Museum’s Made in L.A. biennial. It will be followed by a show dedicated to Olafur Eliasson, who is currently the subject of a major exhibition at LA’s Marciano Art Foundation, and an exhibition showcasing the work of Tomás Saraceno, who has never before exhibited in the city. 

Established in 1994, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery first opened its doors in SoHo before it moved to Chelsea in 1998. It is known for advancing the careers of various artists including Uta Barth, Sabine Hornig, Rita Lundqvist, Ernesto Neto, Analia Saban, Dirk Stewen, and Nicole Wermers by staging their first solo exhibitions in New York and, for many, their respective debuts in the United States.