Jay Ezra Nayssan
Last winter, MAD Agency launched the 440 HOPE, its second international art residency program, to tap in to the buzzing emerging arts scene of Los Angeles. It was a vibrant experience for 6 multi disciplinary french artists, working out of their studio in Downtown LA to produce three exhibitions in the space of three months.
To setup the residency, MAD Agency teamed up with Jay Ezra Nayssan, a local artist and curator. During his role as co-curator of the 440 HOPE, Jay acted as a cultural liaison to the artists, accompanying them to exhibitions, organising studio visits with local artists and fostering collaborations between the French residents and Angelenos.