Report on the Tijuana Project, Ni Chana Tijuana 2013-14

Camino Verde community, Tijuana.  Photo courtesy of Bill Kelley Jr.

Camino Verde community, Tijuana. Photo courtesy of Bill Kelley Jr.

Otis MFA Public Practice Group Project Exhibition, Ni Chana Ti-Juana

‘Ni Chana ni Juana’ is an expression used in Mexico to speak about a condition or situation defined by a lack of resolution: not one or the other, neither here nor there. The exhibition Ni Chana Ti-Juana, opening on November 16 at 18th Street Arts Center, takes this platitude as a conceptual point of departure. Ni Chana Ti-Juana will present work produced during the first-year project in the Otis Graduate Public Practice Program after three trips to Camino Verde, a community in Tijuana, Baja California.

The research projects have been facilitated by Bill Kelley Jr. and Cog•nate Collective, with the assistance of Polen Audiovisual and in collaboration with Centro Comunitario Camino Verde, Casa de las Ideas, and community organizers Don Polo, Alma López, and Tico Orozco.

An opening reception for Ni Chana Ti-Juana was held on November 16, 2013. The exhibition culminated in a conversation at the Otis Graduate Public Practice studios on December 7.

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