Robby Herbst

Robby Herbst is an artist, writer, and radically oriented cultural organizer. He is co-founder and former editor of the Journal of Aesthetics & Protest (2001-2010), as well as the instigator of the geographically sited critical-landscape projects of the Llano Del Rio Collective. His writing and artworks engages with contemporary and historic experiments in socio-political aesthetics. He is a columnist for KCET’s Artbound, and has an extensive history in underground media. He has organized many events addressing the relationship between culture and politics including the Street Signs & Solar Ovens  (CAFAM 2006), An Other LA Is Possible (Plaza Del Oro 2009), Failure, Ridiculous, Terrible, Wonderful  (Park Projects, 2007), and The October Surprise (Highland Park,  2004). He is the recipient of the third annual Graue Award for a large scale public project to be completed in 2015 in San Francisco. He has had solo exhibitions and performances at the Dumbo Art Center (NY), Human Resources (LA), Machine Project (LA), David Patton Projects (LA), and the Santa Monica Museum Of Art. He’s lectured internationally on radical aesthetics, action, and social practice. He’s taught New Genres Art at USC, Interdisciplinary Art at Goddard College, and curation at Otis College of Art. He is a recipient of a Warhol Foundation writer’s grant for essays exploring the relationship between social practice art and political protest.