Over the past 5 years, LA Freewaves has been exploring gender questions as the foundation of DIS…MISS through exhibitions, performances, essays, images, videos, discussions and audience engagements. In 2020 and 2021, DIS…MISS artists, writers, and activists entered more cross dialogues through our new Instagram Live interview series DIS…MISS: connecting the dots and Zoomed with each other around curated groups and topics, summarized in the culminating book and archived at our IGTV.

  • August 11, 2021

  • DIS…MISS: connecting the dots, Zoom Group Discussions
    How many
    Moderated by Marcus Kuiland-Nazario with  Paul Donald, Dorian Wood, Pony Lee Musgrave and rafa esparza
  • June 20, 2021

  • DIS…MISS: connecting the dots, Zoom Group Discussions
    What do you want next for TGI folx?
    (trans, gender nonconforming and intersex) moderated by Miss Barbie Q with Yozmit, Fei Hernandez, Bamby Salcedo, and Cassils 
  • June 13, 2021

  • DIS…MISS: connecting the dots, Zoom Group Discussions
    How do we reimagine Black Gender Justice?

    Moderated by La Mikia Castillo with Tiffany Barber, Caress Reeves, Tynacity That DJ, O.Funmilayo Makarah, Johna Rivers and Yahniie Bridges
  • June 6, 2021

  • DIS…MISS: connecting the dots, Zoom Group Discussions
    What are Indigenous Feminisms?
    Moderated by Evonne Gallardo with Yue Begay, Kat High, and Kimberly Dawn Robertson 

2020 Zoom Group Discussions

  • April 19, 2020

  • DIS…MISS Digests, connecting the dots 
    Sexual Violence Prevention and the Arts 
    Facilitated by Elana Mann
    Discussion among Andrea Bowers, Shirley Alvarado/ Peace Over Violence, Sean Milan/Reach LA, Lili Bernard, Midori Ozaki/Tomorrrow Girls Troup, Cathy Salser/A Window Between Worlds, Olga Koumondorous/ Department of Public Health/Office of Violence Prevention
  • April 12, 2020

  • DIS…MISS Digests, connecting the dots
    Is non-binary feminism possible? 
    Facilitated by Evonne Gallardo
    Discussion among April Bey, Sebastian Hernandez, Dawn Finley/ FLOW, Ezak Perez/GJLA ,Eve Oishi, Valorie Thomas, and Anuradha Vikram
  • April 5, 2020

  • DIS…MISS Digests, connecting the dots 
    Who decided your gender? Autobio
    Facilitated by Kristina Wong
    Discussion among Amelia Jones, SondriaWRITES, Thinh Nguyen, Young Joon Kwak, Jordi Phi, Christy Roberts Berkowitz, and Raquel Gutierrez.
  • March 29, 2020

  • DIS…MISS Digests, connecting the dots
    How do you perform gender?
    Facilitated by Marcus Kuiland-Nazario
    Solo discussions with Dorian Wood, Oskar De La Cruz, Paul Donald, Pony Lee Musgrave, Arshia Haq, Cassils, Nao Bustamante, Karen Tongson, Invited participants: Zackary Drucker and Bamby Salcedo
  • March 22, 2020

  • DIS…MISS Digests, connecting the dots 
    How can we enact intersectional power?
    Facilitated by Nicole Kelly
    Discussion among Jackline Romine, La Mikia Castillo/BLM, Amitis Motevalli
    Trang T Kim-Trang, Pauletta Pierce/People for Mobility Justice, Sara Daleiden, Gina Valona and Anne Bray 
  • September 7, 2019 8-11 pm

    A Celebration of Genders
    25 performances and installations on Hollywood Blvd
    In a sexual harassment free zone
  • Nov 14-December 13, 2018, opening Nov 28

  • Exhibition and high school engagements
    Crossroads School
  • October 2018

  • Scripps College, data workshop,
  • July 28, 2018

  • Ain’t I A Womxn?
    Los Angeles State Historic Park,
    Night of performance art, videos, zines, discussions, audio art and activism
  • April 14, 2018

  • Armory Center for the Arts fundraising event with Dis…Miss audience interactions
  • March 22 and 23, 2018

  • Two digital art classes invited interactions and brainstormings at Scripps College
  • February 10, 2018

  • Closing event – end of engagement- cards added to data
    Vincent Price Art Museum lobby exhibition of Dis…Miss videos and postcards
  • February 2018

  • Manila, Phillipines, several informal audience engagements
  • January 14, 2018 12-7 pm

  • California African American Museum
    Closing symposium for We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women 1965-1985
    Symposium of senior exhibiting artists and young local artists in dialogue.
  • Online screenings in 2017

  • Mitu – 19 million for “Boys Will Be Boys”
    Youtube – 67,000 views
    Vimeo 16,700 views
    Buzzfeed   109,000 times shared
  • December 2017

  • Tehran, Iran, several informal audience engagements.
  • November 15, 2017

  • Dis…Miss at Oxy 8pm – 10pm at The Tiger Cooler, Occidental College
  • November 4, 2017

  • Gendered and Queer Space + Plush Pony After Hours 3pm – 8pm at Vincent Price Art Museum
  • October 19, 2017

  • Dis…Miss: Performing Gender 7pm – 9pm at USC Wallis Annenberg Hall as Visions & Voices event
  • October 14 – November 5, 2017

  • FACES: gender, art, and technology at Schaumbad – Freies Atelierhaus Graz
  • October 14, 2017

  • Pico Block Party 1pm – 4pm at 18th Street Arts Center
  • September 17, 2017

  • DIS…MISS videos and postcards at Vincent Price Art Museum (found in lobby through Feb. 10, 2018)
  • September 14, 2017

  • DIS…MISS 6pm – 9pm at Cypress College Art Gallery
  • August 5, 2017

  • Self Help Graphics, Cine Este, Freewaves present: Cria Cuervos 6pm – 10pm at Self Help Graphics & Art

  • August 4, 2017

  • Filmmobile Presents: Race & Space V: Women of the La Rebellion 6:30pm – 9:30pm at KAOS Network

  • May 26, 2017

  • April Bey Artist Lecture / Womanism: From Bell Hooks to Beyoncé 1pm – 3pm at Glendale Community College

  • May 1, 2017

  • May Day March 10am – 4pm at MacArthur Park
  • April 5, 2017

  • Performing AAPI + Gender Identities Workshop 7:30 – 9:30pm at Japanese American Cultural & Community Center (JACCC)

  • March 11, 2017

  • Freewaves x LACE present Art + Feminism: Wikipedia Edit-a-thon 11am – 4pm at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions
  • March 11, 2017

  • Las Fotos Project presents Viva La Muxer 5pm – 11pm at Plaza de la Raza
  • January 28 – 29, 2017

  • FAR Bazaar: Cerritos College 10am – 10pm at Cerritos College
  • January 28, 2017

  • Opening Reception: Masculine-Feminine at Beall Center for Art and Technology at UC Irvine
  • January 6, 2017

  • Pussyhat Project: Outloud 6pm – 10pm at A Place to Create
  • December 11, 2016

    ART AND ACTIVISM! 1pm – 5pm at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions

  • November 17, 2016

    DISMISS Opening Reception 7pm at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions