Join us for a live webinar discussion panel on the theories of borderlands art chaired by Dr. Ana Rosas and Dr. Rachel O’Toole with Dr. Mael Vizcarra, Amy Sanchez-Arteaga (MFA), and Dr. Misael Diaz. As artists making art on the border, these scholars prompt us to explore making art as well as scholarship within a framework of praxis and social practice.
Mael Vizcarra, Research Collaborator, Department of Anthropology, UCSD
Mael Vizcarra is a filmmaker and anthropologist from Tijuana, Mexico. She holds a doctorate in Interdisciplinary Studies from the Institute of Liberal Arts at Emory University. Her work centers on the everyday life of working-class people along the Mexico-U.S. border.
Misael Diaz, Assistant Professor of Art, Media, and Design
Cal State University San Marcos
Amy Sanchez Arteaga
Lecturer in Art and Art History,
San Diego State University
Cog•nate Collective (Misael Diaz + Amy Sanchez Arteaga) develops research projects, public interventions, and experimental pedagogical programs in collaboration with communities across the US/Mexico border region. Founded in 2010, their work has interrogated the evolution of the border as it is simultaneously erased by neoliberal economic policies and bolstered through increased militarization – tracing the fallout of this incongruence for migrant communities on either side of the border. As a result, their inter-disciplinary projects often address issues of citizenship, migration, informal economies, and popular culture, arguing for understanding the border not as a bifurcating line, but as a region that expands and contracts with the movement of people and objects. Regionalia, their first monograph, was published by X Artists' Books in early 2020.
Co-Sponsor: Latin American Studies Center
Photo Credit: Mael Vizcarra