Through the repurposing of a vacant storefront at the US/Mexico border crossing, in San Ysidro, AMBOS (Art Made Between Opposite Sides) serves as an idea lab for international creative collaboration. Through artist interventions and commuter collaborations that address bi-national transition and identity, AMBOS seeks to create a greater sense of interconnectedness in the border region while simultaneously documenting the border artisan market scheduled for demolition.
AMBOS will take place August 2016, and establish an armature that can support future projects/creative activities at the crossing into 2018. Artist coordinators include Tanya Aguiniga (LA/TJ), Cog*nate Collective (LA/SD/TJ), Relaciones Inesperadas (TJ), Ingrid Hernandez (TJ) with Peter Wisse (Netherlands), POLEN [Adriana Trujillo and Jose Inerzia] (TJ) and Isabel Gil Gomez + Pablo Martinez Zarate + Juan Alberto Apodaca (Mexico City). Visit www.ambosproject.com for more information on the project and how to get involved.
AMBOS is made possible through the generous support of Creative Capital and National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC).