Adrian Esparza, Superstructure: Vitrina de las Colonias (installation view), 2013, mixed media, 18 x 16 feet

Art at the Border: 21st Century Responses

October 12, 2013 – January 4, 2014

In conjunction with the publication of curator Kate Bonansinga’s book Curating at the Edge: Artists Respond to the U.S./Mexico Border, this exhibition investigated the artistic practices of contemporary artists who have responded to the current sociopolitical environment of the border between the U.S. and Mexico. The artists range in experience from emerging to established. All of them have investigated the dynamics of the border region. Many of them reside or have resided there. The link between them is a shared interest in the climate of the U.S./Mexico border and the conveyance of this territory in visual terms. Subjects include immigration struggles, drug-related violence, craft as identity, and the fluidity of cross-border cultural exchange that defies physical walls.


Alejandro Almanza Pereda, Adrian Esparza, Margarita Cabrera, Marcos Ramirez ERRE, Tania Candiani & RSM (Rodrigo Guzmán) and SIMPARCH


Wesley Pulkka, “Border art gets breathing room” Albuquerque Journal

Lisa Barrow, “The fine unline” Alibi