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2024 Border Biennial
2024 Border Biennial
December 15, 2023 - April 21, 2024

Woody and Gayle Hunt Family Gallery

The 2024 Border Biennial / Bienal Fronteriza 2024 focuses on the unique identity of the borderland, which includes a diversity of experiences. The exhibition explores how artists define the region and what it means to them. Works on display speak to how artists in the borderland experience history, gender, culture, race, sexuality, food, environment, and politics. While most focus on the United States / Mexico border, the exhibition does provides an opportunity to reflect on a broader definition of borders and their conditions worldwide. Engaging programming and a publication capturing the show will accompany the exhibition.

Biennial Reinstalled for Summer 2024!

Selections from the Biennial will be on view in Tom Lea Gallery from April 28 through August 11.

Selected Artists:

  • Camila Abbud Diaz, El Paso, TX, US
  • Adrián Aguirre, Las Cruces, NM, US
  • Haydee Alonso, Ciudad Juárez, CH, MX and El Paso, TX, US
  • Karian Amaya, Chihuahua, CH, MX
  • Nicole Antebi, Tucson, AZ, US
  • Evan Michael Apodaca, San Diego, CA, US
  • Mónica Arreola, Tijuana, BC, MX
  • hazel batrezchavez, Stolen Land of Tiwa, Tewa, and Pueblo Peoples (Albuquerque, NM, US)
  • Malinda Beeman, Marfa, TX, US
  • Mona Bozorgi, Tallahassee, FL, US
  • Lauren Graciela Cardenas, Baton Rouge, LA, US and Brownsville, TX, US
  • Octavio Castrejón, Ciudad Juárez, CH, MX
  • Daniela Chaparro, Ciudad Juárez, CH, MX and El Paso, TX, US
  • Hugo Crosthwaite, Tijuana, BC, MX and San Diego, CA, US
  • León De la Rosa Carrillo, Ciudad Juárez, CH, MX
  • Sandra De la Rosa, Houston, TX, US
  • Pico Del Hierro-Villa, El Paso, TX, US and Albuquerque, NM, US
  • Citlali Delgado, El Paso, TX, US
  • Iman Djouini, Goleta, CA, US
  • Nereida Dusten, Rosarito and Tijuana, BJ, MX
  • Jimmy Fike, Phoenix, AZ, US
  • Hernan Gomez Chavez, Santa Fe, NM, US
  • Yesenia Holguín, Chihuahua, CH, MX
  • Veronica Ibargüengoitia, Denton, TX, US
  • Beili Liu, Austin, TX, US
  • Evan Lopez, San Diego, CA, US
  • Alejandro Macias, Tucson, AZ, US
  • Marcela Montalvan, Los Angeles, CA, US
  • Oscar Moya, El Paso, TX, US
  • Nortejiendo: Isis Estrada Rascón, Laura María Acosta Navarro, Natalia Barragán Orozco, and Oscar Francisco Solis Rodríguez, Chihuahua, CH, MX
  • Octavio Quintanilla, San Antonio, TX, US
  • OPE (Oficina de Proyectos Especiales): Adrián Araiza, Félix Lugo, and Josías Castorena, Chihuahua, CH, MX
  • Alberto Orozco Ahumada, Chihuahua, CH, MX
  • Tino Ortega, El Paso, TX, US
  • Andres Payan Estrada, Los Angeles, CA, US
  • Anthony Pessler, Phoenix, AZ, US
  • Elizabeth Z. Pineda, Arizona Borderlands
  • Jami Porter Lara, Albuquerque, NM, US
  • Gil Rocha, Laredo, TX
  • Elham Sabri, Las Cruces, NM, US
  • Safwat Saleem, Phoenix, AZ, US
  • Carissa Samaniego, Las Cruces, NM, US
  • Eric Manuel Santoscoy-Mckillip, Brooklyn, NY, US and El Paso, TX, US
  • George Strasburger, Tucson, AZ, US
  • Jair Tapia, Ciudad Juárez, CH, MX
  • Paloma Vianey, Ciudad Juárez, CH, MX and Washington DC, US
  • Antonio L. Vigil, Los Angeles, CA, US
  • Plutarco Zazueta, Tijuana, BC, MX
  • Gloria Zeledón, Matamoros, TA, MX

The 2024 Border Biennial is curated by Claudia S. Preza M.A., EPMA Assistant Curator, alongside curatorial advisors Edgar Picazo Merino and Jazmín Ontiveros Harvey.

The Museo de Arte de Ciudad Juárez (MACJ) and The El Paso Museum of Art (EPMA) are committed to fostering, strengthening, and honoring the dialogue spearheaded by curators, artists, and the communities we serve. Together, we are working collaboratively to realign the 2024 Biennial to engage the many voices that will take part in the Biennial, and jointly develop programming to explore and enrich the Biennial themes.

Support for the 2024 Border Biennial is by provided by the Mellon Foundation. Additional support provided by the El Paso Museum of Art Foundation and the City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department.

Click image below to view artwork by León De la Rosa Carrillo

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