Not Your Family WhatsApp

Not Your Family WhatsApp is a curatorial project co-curated by University of Southern California, MA in curatorial studies graduate Loujain Bager and Los Angeles based artist, Zeina Baltagi. The project centers around WhatsApp as a digital platform that allows for global communication. Not Your Family WhatsApp explores the connectivity of the platform and the way we communicate in the diaspora. We are interested in the circulated stills, audio and moving images, commonly sent in WhatsApp Group Messages. Inspired by how our families interact with each other and the aesthetics of the images, videos, and voice notes, sent to one another. This project is a multi-layered exhibition including: a virtual discussion series, a virtual exhibition and a public window display visible from the street at Coaxial Arts Foundation’s Downtown Los Angeles location.

Follow Not Your Family WhatsApp at: IG: @n.y.f.wa


Diaspora and ancestral heritage Sunday, September 5 – 7PM PST


L.E. Brown:

Dongwan Hong:

Amal Amer:

Archiving and art: Wednesday, September 8 – 7PM PST

Sherin Guirguis:

Andy Campbell:

Caitlin Abadir-Mullally:

Archiving and art: Thursday, September 9 – 7PM PST

Yasmine Nasser Diaz:

Sarah Elawad & Nathan Davis, Water with Water:

Mental health and the digital realm: Monday, September 20 – 7PM PST

Madina Wardak:

Layla K. Feghali:

Zehra Ahmed: architect , designer , cultural curator, cook /

Futurism and science fiction: Monday, September 26 – 7PM PST

Jörg Matthias Determann:

Hushidar Mortezaie:

Zulfikar Ali Bhutto:

Anum Awan:

Alia Ali:

This program is supported by Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts.

Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts

Coaxial Arts Book

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Coaxial is excited to announce our book is now available in our store!

A full color book documenting over six years of Coaxial residencies, events, and programs since its beginning in March 2015.

Book measures 7.5" x 10" with 176 pages.

Design by Sean Deyoe with forward by William Hutson and introduction by Director & Founder Eva Aguila. Special thanks to Marlo De Lara and Natalie Robehmed for helping with proofreading.

The book along with T-shirts, pins, and masks are all avaliable for order in the Coaxial online store:

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Coaxial has reopened to the public

Updated August 22, 2021 Coaxial has reopened to limited capacity. Select artist openings and gallery hours are now available via RSVP appointments. Masks are required for the public in the space. As vaccination requirements change in Los Angeles,

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Coaxial receives grant from mediaThe

Coaxial is happy to announce that mediaThe has sustained their commitment to Coaxial by renewing their yearly grant support. mediaThe’s grant funds many artists through our fiscal year and has been one of the earliest supporters of Coaxial’s

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Coaxial receives grant from Mike Kelley Foundation for support through the pandemic

Coaxial Arts Foundation is excited to announce that we have received a generous grant from Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts to support Coaxial through the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Director Eva Aguila was interviewed by the LA Times on receiving this

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This Friday, Jan 15! Coaxial at Unlock Winter Wanted in Moscow, Russia!

Coaxial will be broadcasting directly to Moscow as part of the UNLOCK WINTER WANTED Festival! Tune in for a program of outside electronics, sound art, and experimental A/V. Streaming from DTLA to the festival in Moscow to devices

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Saturday, December 5th – Paul Pescador “Between Crushes” featuring work by Maura Brewer & Fleshmarket Theatre Co

Maura Brewer – :/nterstellar / Fleshmarket Theatre Co – “To Be or Not To Be REMIXED” / Paul Pescador – Between Crushes Starting 7 pm, Saturday, December 5th Coaxial Arts presents an evening of performance works with artists

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November 13, 2020 8 p.m PST “EL SANTO CON LAS MUJERES VAMPIRO” Live Music / Blue Screen Movie Performance Surf/Noise/Punk/Experimental band BIKINI VIRGINS (Carmina Escobar, Josh Gerowitz, Georgia Bell) musicalizes and performs a live adaptation of “El Santo

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