Coachella Valley, CA


Desert X is produced by The Desert Biennial, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization founded in California, conceived to produce recurring international contemporary art exhibitions that activate desert locations through site-specific installations by acclaimed international artists.

Its guiding purposes and principles include presenting public exhibitions of art that respond meaningfully to the conditions of desert locations, the environment and indigenous communities; promoting cultural exchange and education programs that foster dialogue and understanding among cultures and communities about shared artistic, historical, and societal issues; and providing an accessible platform for artists from around the world to address ecological, cultural, spiritual, and other existential themes.



To create and present international contemporary art exhibitions that engage with desert environments through site-specific installations by acclaimed artists from around the world.

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Don’t forget to upload the Desert X App which has all the information you will need about the installations and where to find them.

Here are two installations of many. One by Rana Begum based in London and the other by Paloma Contreras Lomas based in Mexico City.

How many installations will you get to see?

Think desert environment and enjoy the talent and creativity of these artists!