2024 Border Biennial
2024 Border Biennial
December 15, 2023 - April 14, 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.

Selected Artists:

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

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