Founded in 2010 by Lauren Mackler, and featuring a rotating cast

of collaborators, Public Fiction is a project space and a journal based

in Los Angeles.


Its program presents a series of exhibitions on a theme, each theme

lasting three months and culminating into a journal. Related talks,

screenings, secret restaurants, and performances are held within the

installations and around the topic at hand. Public Fiction’s program

is intergenerational, interdisciplinary and treats the exhibition as

a medium in itself.


Public Fiction was a storefront in Highland Park from 2010-2015.

It is currently nomadic, hosted by larger institutions, and in this

mode has staged exhibitions and publications at The Museum

of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (2012 & 2016); The Church of

the Holy Shroud (via Artissima LIDO) in Turin, Italy (2012); 

the Berkeley Museum of Art (2013); Frieze Projects New York (2014); 

the Hammer Museum (2014); the MAK Center for Art and Architecture's

Schindler House (2018); and upcoming at the Museum of Contemporary

Art (MCA) Chicago (January 2019). 



Selected Press:

Art Forum Print Edition Feb. 2016

Flash Art. 2014