The triennial, which will run at OCMA from June 30 to Sept. 22, 2013, comprise what Cameron described as a "Pacific Rim 21st century hodgepodge of media," including paintings, sculpture, photography, digital media and site-specific installations, "where the physical form of the museum will become part of the artist's toolbox."
Participating artists will be announced early next year.
OCMA Director Dennis Szakacs, another former New Yorker who worked with Cameron for six years on the East Coast, noted the biennial's role in documenting contemporary Californian art over the last three decades. Working at OCMA for the past nine years, Szakacs is the longest serving director on record there.
"When it began, the biennial was the only exhibition that was taking the pulse of what artists in California were doing," Szakacs said. "As we put more resources and energy into it, it really became a bellwether not just for Southern California, but for the entire West Coast, the U.S. and internationally. I'm really looking forward to where Cameron takes this."