Bienal Front Border Art Biennial – Bienal Fronteriza de Arte 2010 will open to the public at 12:00 pm on Saturday, November 20, 2010 and will show through February 13, 2011 in the Contemporary Gallery of the El Paso Museum of Art. This exhibition is free to the public.
Border Art Biennial – Bienal Fronteriza de Arte 2010
Border Art Biennial – Bienal Fronteriza de Arte 2010 is the second juried exhibition to examine and highlight the often under represented, but vital art and artists from the states of the US/Mexico border. Artist from the states of Arizona, Baja California Norte, Baja California Sur, California, Chihuahua, Coahuila, New Mexico, Nuevo Leon, Sonora, Tamaulipas, and Texas were encourage to apply, of which 43 were selected. All works included will be reproduced in the accompanying exhibition catalog which will be available for purchase at the Museum Store. This exhibition is a collaborative effort between the El Paso Museum of Art, Museo de Arte INBA de Ciudad Juarez, Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes, CONACULTA-INBA, the Mexican Consulate in El Paso, Texas, and the American Consulate in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua.
2010 Jurors are Rita Gonzalez, Assistant Curator in the Department of Contemporary Art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and Itala Schmelz, Director at the Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil in Mexico City.
Artist included in the exhibition:
Itzel Aguilera, Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico Julie Anand and Damon Sauer, Phoenix, Arizona Tania Anchondo, Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico Jesus Barraza, San Leandro, California Camp Bosworth, Marfa, Texas Maureen Burdock, Santa Fe, New Mexico Camilo Cruz, Los Angeles, California Alejandro Cartagena, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico Vic De La Rosa, San Francisco, California Sergio De La Torre, San Francisco, California Leticia Diaz Moreno, Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico Justin Gainan, Oakland, California Matt Gainer, Toluca Lake, California Joseph Gerges, La Mirada, California Ed Gomez, Long Beach, California Erendira Gonzalez, Tijuana, Baja California Norte, Mexico Alexandra Grant, Los Angeles, California Luis Hernandez, Los Angeles, California Yvianna Hernandez, El Paso, Texas Farah Karapetian, Los Angeles, California Julia Landois, San Antonio, Texas Anthony Lazorko, Mesilla, New Mexico Nery Gabriel Lemus, Pasadena, California Paho Mann, Dallas, Texas Mayra Martell, Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico Shane Mecklenburger, Dallas, Texas Hector Mendoza, Oakland, California Dominic Miller, Phoenix, Arizona Jeffrey Miranda, Allen, Texas Noe Montes, Los Angeles, California Oscar Moya, El Paso, Texas Michelle Murillo, Dallas, Texas Brenda Perry, El Paso, Texas Gregory Phillipy, Las Cruces, New Mexico Kerianne Quick, Pasadena, California Tim Roberts, Fort Davis, Texas Humberto Saenz, Spring, Texas Rocio Saenz, Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico Marian Salinas, McAllen, Texas Shawn Skabelund, Flagstaff, Arizona David Taylor, Las Cruces, New Mexico Rogelio Valenzuela Colomo, Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico Cathy Wysocki, Corrales, New Mexico
Parking is available at the Convention Center and Camino Real Hotel for a small fee. Limited metered parking is available on Main Street. Free parking is available at the City Hall Parking lot on Santa Fe Street.
The El Paso Museum of Art will also host a series of Focus Talks with select artists featured in the exhibition beginning December 1, 2010 through February 9, 2011. Focus Talks will be at 12:15 pm and 1:15 pm and will last 30 minutes each. Please visit www.elpasoartmuseum.org for details.
Tania Anchondo Guero, 2009 Inkjet Print Courtesy of the artist Tania Anchondo Aburrida Metalic pigments on cotton paper. 20*28" Courtesy of the artist