Pink Mammoth

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Pink Mammoth
Non-Profit Artist Collective
Founded San Francisco, CA, 2003
Headquarters San Francisco
Key people
Derek Hena, Rob Adelmann, Zach Walker, Joe Trujillo, Jonathan Will, Ryel & Joli Kestano, Annie Willis, Robin Drysdale, Erin Needham, Rose Goldthwait, and Craig Taber

Pink Mammoth[1] is a San Francisco-based non-profit artist collective, founded by Ryel K and Derek Hena in August, 2003. It is based partially on the philosophy of Burning Man, a radically expressive temporary city held annually in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, and dedicated to unconditional self-support and free expression. It also is influenced by the Buddhist concept of the Boddhisattva, a being dedicated to enabling, supporting, and encouraging others to reach their ultimate state of enlightenment.

The organization has maintained active residencies throughout San Francisco and has performed at significant San Francisco dance music venues including Mighty, Monarch, Public Works, Monroe, Supperclub, Mezzanine, Halcyon, Public Works, The Midway, The Great Northern, and Audio. These highlight the organization's heavy emphasis on community and expressive celebration by showcasing and promoting its own artist-participants, including DJs, percussionists, vocalists, live event artists, fabric designers, and graphic artists.

Pink Mammoth also participates in Burning Man, the Love Parade/Lovefest, and many regional burns such as Apogaea. Its participants have represented the collective in Mexico, London, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, and throughout the United States.


  1. ^ Hena, Derek. "Pink Mammoth". Pink Mammoth. Pink Mammoth. Retrieved 30 April 2015. 

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