October 22, 2022 - December 17, 2022
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
FOCA Fellows of Contemporary Art
970 N Broadway Suite 208, Los Angeles, CA 90012


Richard Lang and Judith Selby Lang


Nick Hunt


Glenda Lee Mahoney

Kōan Jeff Baysa states “the exhibition’s title conjoins the terms Ecocide that conveys the destruction of the natural environment by deliberate or negligent human action and inaction; and Ecosave, the hope that this degradation can be halted or even reversed.

This exhibition addresses just one aspect of the pan-global predicament: ocean plastic pollution. The morbidity and mortality of marine life caused by macroplastics is horrifyingly evinced, and the ubiquitous mounting presence of micro- and nano- plastics in earth’s ecosystems and food chains is disquieting. Artists are ideal activists to create strategies of bringing attention to ocean plastic pollution of all sizes, increasing awareness of the consequences, and promoting measures of drastically reducing the amount of plastics making their way into the environment and humans.

Pervasive in their potential negative effects, nanoplastics remain in the realm of the abstract for they are invisible to the naked eye. Accomplished agents for making the invisible visible and rendering the complex comprehensible, the artists of Ecocide | Ecosave address these conundrums with keen and insightful approaches.“

Accessibility: Disabled parking is located on the second-level parking lot. A vertical lift and ramp are available from the second-level parking lot (North side) to access Suite 208.

Curated by

Kōan Jeff BaysaFOCA Curators Lab Grant recipientKōan Jeff Baysa, a physician and farmer who merges the areas of science and contemporary art, has participated in medical missions in conflict zones and organizes art activism projects globally. A Clinical Immunology Fellow at UCSF, he practiced medicine in the Bay Area, Manhattan, and Honolulu and regards the cultural constructs of disease and the well-being of the individual in the context of the health of the planet.An alumnus of the Whitney ISP, he is a member of AICA, the international association of art critics and IKT the international association of curators of contemporary art. The Founder of iBiennale, the globally itinerant art event, he is the Co-Founder and Co-Curator of the Joshua Treenial in California's Mojave Desert. His latest project is iB202x, a series of art activations spanning the decade.Positions: Program Board Advisor-Art Omi; Cultural Advisor-World Council of Peoples for the United Nations; Alumnus-Advisory Committee of the Vera List Center for Art and Politics; Member - Cultural Agent-Curators Network; International Advisor-Dag Hammarskjold Plaza; Advisory Board-Kaus Australis, Rotterdam.A Ford Foundation grantee surveying contemporary art in Vietnam, he has curated exhibitions and activities in China, Japan, Chile, Croatia, Mexico, Korea, Austria, Canada, Ireland, England, Ukraine, Holland, United Arab Emirates, Morocco, and throughout the US.Writing catalog essays and reviews, Dr. Baysa has lectured at the United Nations, MoMA, Whitney Museum, Metropolitan Museum, National Academy of Sciences, Phillips Collection, Hanoi University of Culture, and the Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study. Dr. Baysa divides his time between New York, Honolulu, and Los Angeles.

Media Contacts

Tressa MillerChair, FOCA Curators Lab
Michele JaffeCo-Chair, FOCA Curators Lab

Public Events

Ecocide | Ecosave: Opening Reception

October 22, 2022
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
FOCA Fellows of Contemporary Art
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Ecocide | Ecosave: Special Event

November 18, 2022
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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