Debra Scacco is the Founding Director of AIR, the artist-in-residence program at LACI. She is an interdisciplinary artist and curator with 20+ years experience working at the intersection of environment, history and community. Her work has been seen at LAX Airport, Oxy Arts (Los Angeles), Royal Academy of Arts (London), Viper Basel (Switzerland), and the Victoria & Albert Museum (London). In 2012, she was the inaugural Artist-in-Residence at Ellis Island Museum (NYC). For several years the Los Angeles River has been a key point of research for Scacco, as seen in works on permanent display at Los Angeles State Historic Park, and curatorial projects including Defining Line (co-curated with Nancy Baker Cahill, along the Los Angeles River), and La Reina de Los Angéles (Descanso Gardens, September 2018).