Who We Are
The Billboard Creative (TBC) is a non-profit organization that turns billboards into public art sites. Our goal in this work is two-fold: To help emerging and underrepresented artists break through traditional career bottlenecks by raising their profile with the public and the arts community, and to bring art to city streets making it as accessible as the numerous billboards we view every day.
NEW Interview With Artist
At Home, I Am A Tourist
Tommy Kha's photographs flip the genre of self-portraiture on its head, by substituting the artist's body for 3D printed masks, cardboard cutouts, plaster busts, digital scans, and an endless ensemble of doppelgängers bearing his signature deadpan likeness. "Self-portrait photography has been tied together with identity so much that it's become a synonym for it," he says, "First and foremost, I am interested in how truth is easily dislodged." Growing up queer and Asian in the American South, Kha now uses the camera to control his own representation.”Interview
Socio-Political Art is Popping Up on Billboards Across L.A. Here’s What They’re All About.
In its seventh year, this year’s Billboard Creative project highlights the work of established and emerging artists on 30 billboards across L.A. The curated collection features pieces that address issues such as immigration, the environment, race, gender and domestic violence.
Co-Production with the Hammer Museum
Aerial Footage: Made In L.A. 2020 Billboard, MacArthur Park
Artist: Larry Johnson
Audio Recorded - Wednesday, January 15, 2:37 pm
Each of our exhibitions are headlined by one or more acclaimed guest artists. In addition to having their work featured on billboards throughout Los Angeles, these individuals help raise awareness and increase exposure for other TBC participants. Past guest artists have included Ed Ruscha, Lawrence Weiner, Marilyn Minter, Paul McCarthy, Alex Prager, Jack Pearson and Laurie Simmons.
TBC began with a single billboard and has grown to an average of 40 billboards per show. That wouldn't be possible without the help of our generous donors. TBC consists of an all-volunteer staff, so your donations go directly to producing art shows and bringing attention to artists. We are a tax deductible 501c3.Donate
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