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      Dedo Vabo

      Dedo Vabo creates in the realm of absurdity, combining visual art, technology and performance elements that “confuse, confound, and make people laugh.” With a cast and crew of about 180 fellow artists, makers, engineers, fabricators, special effects and animatronics experts, friends, and oddballs, they aim to entertain while highlighting the absurd, mundane, and sometimes-sinister undertones of society. The hippos were birthed at the Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk in 2011. They first came to Coachella in 2013 with Power Station and returned in 2015 with Corporate Headquarters.

      Dedo Vabo

    • Featured Artists

      Francis Kéré

      Francis Kéré put his native Gando, Burkina Faso on the map in 2004 by winning Aga Khan Award for Architecture for constructing the Gando primary school. It was his first building, and he has since earned international renown for developing construction strategies that combine traditional building techniques and materials with modern engineering methods. In 2017 Kéré designed the Serpentine Pavilion in Kensington Gardens in London (since relocated to a permanent home in Malaysia) — a project that realized his ideal of creating community while connecting people with .  Opening this summer at the Tippet Rise Art Center in Montana, Kéré’s newest pavilion, is being built in parallel with a school in Gando. The school is dedicated to Kéré’s father, which will be open to the children of the entire neighboring area in the African savannah.

      Kéré Architecture

    • Featured Artists

      NEWSUBSTANCE

      NEWSUBSTANCE are creative disruptors who have been realizing brave and ambitious projects around the world for more than 15 years. The collective’s breadth of work includes the design and automation of a scenic meadow for the European Games in Azerbaijan, scenic automation for Disney’s Broadway production of Frozen, the design and U.S. and U.K. tour of The Strongman with Mumford & Sons. The Coachella installation, Spectra, won the 2018 Best of Design Award in the Lighting–Outdoor category at the Architects Newspaper Awards and a gold prize at the International Design Awards.

      NEWSUBSTANCE

    • Featured Artists

      Office Kovacs

      Office Kovacs is led by Andrew Kovacs, who teaches in the UCLA Architecture and Urban Design Department and is the creator and curator of Archive of Affinities blog, an outlet for his fascination for finding and sharing architecture’s unturned stones, or “B-sides,” which he shares on social media. “Instagram has allowed for a more rapid and open exchange of ideas, sensibilities, and tastes,” he says, adding that social platforms broaden the reach of architecture. In 2015, Kovacs created Bust of Medusa, a model constructed with found objects that speculates on the possibility of collective, densely populated human habitation. He collaborates with L.A.-based architectural designer Erin Wright, who joined Office Kovacs over two years ago.

      Archive of Affinities

    • Featured Artists

      Poetic Kinetics

      Founded by artist Patrick Shearn, Poetic Kinetics taps into nature, science, and discovery to create larger-than-life, interactive, and experiential kinetic sculpture. The Los Angeles design studio brings diverse skills and experience — from film to concerts to events including circuses — to collaborations that surprise, inspire, and educate people about sustainability.

      Poetic Kinetics

    • Featured Artists

      Sofia Enriquez

      Sofia Enriquez’s paintings and murals, with her signature, Modigliani-esque female faces floating in colorful fields with paisleys and text, assert a subtle message that promotes feminism and racial equality. The Cathedral City-based artist also paints her distinctive iconography — cell phones, dollar signs, eyes, bottles, lips, words, and phrases — onto a line of upcycled clothing under the name Mucho.

      Mucho

    • Returning Favorites

      Balloon Chain

      Robert Bose, better known as “the balloon guy,” has become a staple at the Coachella Valley Music and Art Festival with his Balloon Chain installations. They look simple, but they stretch thousands of feet in length, float hundreds of feet above concertgoers, and require their handler to control them in windy conditions, preventing them from becoming tangled with structures, including the monumental artworks installed around the festival grounds. The chains are interactive: Everybody is welcome to take a turn holding one end of the line (which is actually clipped to a handler in case it slips from someone’s hands).

      Balloon Chain

    • Returning Favorites

      Do LaB

      Do LaB, a scene-setting, Los Angeles-based creative team known for transforming venues into visually spectacular and interactive experiences, returns to the Coachella Valley Music and Art Festival with fresh and imaginative stage designs. Their work encourages authentic human connection, art as transformative experience, and environmental sustainability and inspires individuals and society to create a more peaceful culture.

      The DoLaB

    • Returning Favorites

      Raices Cultura

      After school artists from the City of Coachella make their annual mark on the Campground.

      Raices Cultura

    • Returning Favorites

      Ram

      by Don Kennell

      From the deserts of New Mexico, the mighty metal RAM watches over the Camping Center day and night, making sure the vibe remains chill at all times.

      DKLA Design

      • Featured Artists

        Dedo Vabo

        Dedo Vabo creates in the realm of absurdity, combining visual art, technology and performance elements that “confuse, confound, and make people laugh.” With a cast and crew of about 180 fellow artists, makers, engineers, fabricators, special effects and animatronics experts, friends, and oddballs, they aim to entertain while highlighting the absurd, mundane, and sometimes-sinister undertones of society. The hippos were birthed at the Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk in 2011. They first came to Coachella in 2013 with Power Station and returned in 2015 with Corporate Headquarters.

        Dedo Vabo

      • Featured Artists

        NEWSUBSTANCE

        NEWSUBSTANCE are creative disruptors who have been realizing brave and ambitious projects around the world for more than 15 years. The collective’s breadth of work includes the design and automation of a scenic meadow for the European Games in Azerbaijan, scenic automation for Disney’s Broadway production of Frozen, the design and U.S. and U.K. tour of The Strongman with Mumford & Sons. The Coachella installation, Spectra, won the 2018 Best of Design Award in the Lighting–Outdoor category at the Architects Newspaper Awards and a gold prize at the International Design Awards.

        NEWSUBSTANCE

      • Featured Artists

        Poetic Kinetics

        Founded by artist Patrick Shearn, Poetic Kinetics taps into nature, science, and discovery to create larger-than-life, interactive, and experiential kinetic sculpture. The Los Angeles design studio brings diverse skills and experience — from film to concerts to events including circuses — to collaborations that surprise, inspire, and educate people about sustainability.

        Poetic Kinetics

      • Returning Favorites

        Balloon Chain

        Robert Bose, better known as “the balloon guy,” has become a staple at the Coachella Valley Music and Art Festival with his Balloon Chain installations. They look simple, but they stretch thousands of feet in length, float hundreds of feet above concertgoers, and require their handler to control them in windy conditions, preventing them from becoming tangled with structures, including the monumental artworks installed around the festival grounds. The chains are interactive: Everybody is welcome to take a turn holding one end of the line (which is actually clipped to a handler in case it slips from someone’s hands).

        Balloon Chain

      • Returning Favorites

        Raices Cultura

        After school artists from the City of Coachella make their annual mark on the Campground.

        Raices Cultura

      • Featured Artists

        Francis Kéré

        Francis Kéré put his native Gando, Burkina Faso on the map in 2004 by winning Aga Khan Award for Architecture for constructing the Gando primary school. It was his first building, and he has since earned international renown for developing construction strategies that combine traditional building techniques and materials with modern engineering methods. In 2017 Kéré designed the Serpentine Pavilion in Kensington Gardens in London (since relocated to a permanent home in Malaysia) — a project that realized his ideal of creating community while connecting people with .  Opening this summer at the Tippet Rise Art Center in Montana, Kéré’s newest pavilion, is being built in parallel with a school in Gando. The school is dedicated to Kéré’s father, which will be open to the children of the entire neighboring area in the African savannah.

        Kéré Architecture

      • Featured Artists

        Office Kovacs

        Office Kovacs is led by Andrew Kovacs, who teaches in the UCLA Architecture and Urban Design Department and is the creator and curator of Archive of Affinities blog, an outlet for his fascination for finding and sharing architecture’s unturned stones, or “B-sides,” which he shares on social media. “Instagram has allowed for a more rapid and open exchange of ideas, sensibilities, and tastes,” he says, adding that social platforms broaden the reach of architecture. In 2015, Kovacs created Bust of Medusa, a model constructed with found objects that speculates on the possibility of collective, densely populated human habitation. He collaborates with L.A.-based architectural designer Erin Wright, who joined Office Kovacs over two years ago.

        Archive of Affinities

      • Featured Artists

        Sofia Enriquez

        Sofia Enriquez’s paintings and murals, with her signature, Modigliani-esque female faces floating in colorful fields with paisleys and text, assert a subtle message that promotes feminism and racial equality. The Cathedral City-based artist also paints her distinctive iconography — cell phones, dollar signs, eyes, bottles, lips, words, and phrases — onto a line of upcycled clothing under the name Mucho.

        Mucho

      • Returning Favorites

        Do LaB

        Do LaB, a scene-setting, Los Angeles-based creative team known for transforming venues into visually spectacular and interactive experiences, returns to the Coachella Valley Music and Art Festival with fresh and imaginative stage designs. Their work encourages authentic human connection, art as transformative experience, and environmental sustainability and inspires individuals and society to create a more peaceful culture.

        The DoLaB

      • Returning Favorites

        Ram

        by Don Kennell

        From the deserts of New Mexico, the mighty metal RAM watches over the Camping Center day and night, making sure the vibe remains chill at all times.

        DKLA Design

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