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The MexiCal Biennial presents:

CALAFIA (el fin del paraíso) / Final Round

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Mexicali/Calexico

Friday, January 17 – Sunday, January 19, 2020

The MexiCali Biennial is pleased to announce the final round of programming for CALAFIA: Manifesting the Terrestrial Paradise. Culminating in border interventions, visual arts exhibitions, film screenings, performances and installations in and around the areas of Mexicali, Baja California, MX and Calexico, US, it is fitting that the series will be completed in the region that inspired it; a portmanteau of Mexico and California. 

Friday, January 17, 2020. 

1-3 pm

Calexico, CA 

Steppling Art Gallery, SDSU, Imperial Valley Campus

720 Heber Ave, Calexico, CA 92231

CALAFIA: Manifesting the Terrestrial Paradise. Visual Arts exhibition

Artists: Jacinto Astiazarán, Amber Bowser, Chris Christion, Maya Mackrandilal, Jane Chang Mi, Yutsil Cruz, Mayte Miranda, Chinwe Okona, noé olivas, Monica Rodriguez, Sandy Rodriguez, Julio M. Romero, Paulina Sanchez, Diane Williams

 7:30-10 pm

Mexicali, Baja California MX

Planta Libre Galería Experimental

Av Zuazua 457, Zona centro, 21100 Mexicali, B.C., Mexico

Films screenings:

Remember This House (Recuerda Esta Casa), 2019 by David de Rozas 

 Island (Isla), 2019 by Amanda Trager and Erik Moskowitz

(Q&A after the screening) 

Films will be screen again: Sat January 10 de 7:30-9 pm and Sunday Jan 11 4pm

 

Saturday, January 18, 2020

12 noon – 3 pm

Institute for Cultural Research Museum (IIC Museo) in Mexicali. 

Avenida Reforma y Calle “L” S/N, Nueva, 21100 Mexicali, B.C., Mexico

Calafia, artists: Victoria Delgadillo and Raul P. Baltazar, Invasorix, #snatchpower and Jessica Sevilla

*This exhibition will be on display until February 2, 2020

12 noon – 2 pm

TALLER DE INVASORIX Me duele la cara de ser tan güera/ WORKSHOP BY INVASORIX My face hurts from being so white

LOOK IN YOUR CLOSET FOR COLORED T-SHIRTS AND BRING THEM TO THE WORKSHOP TO INTERVENE THEM AS A METAPHORICAL PROCESS OF INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL WHITENESS.

1-5 p.m.

I21 Art Space. Local I21, pasillo verde, Tianguis del Caballito

Boulevard Adolfo López Mateos, Centro Cívico, 21000 Mexicali, B.C., Mexico 

Yutsil Cruz (solo exhibition) Xolotl, 2018

*This exhibition will be on display until February 8, 2020

I21 es un espacio de arte orientado al desarrollo de proyectos de sitio específico en Mexicali para fomentar la conexión de diversos públicos a la práctica artística multidisciplinaria.

I21 is an independent art space focused on the development of site specific projects in Mexicali and that aims to connect diverse audiences to multidisciplinary artistic practices.

9 pm+

After party Bar Tio Nacho

Av Marmoleros 26, Industrial, 21030 Mexicali, B.C., Mexico 

Invasorix and Dj S_A_C_R_A and others

Sunday, January 19

11:30 am 

Billboard project by Jessica Sevilla 

Billboard located in front of Toyota, Calzada Cetys

Calzada Cetys 2630, Marsella, 21254 Mexicali, B.C., Mexico

2 pm 

Border fence performance 

Vocal performance by Carmina Escobar in collaboration with Micaela Tobin

Calexico side: parking lot located at

426 E. First St, Calexico, CA

Mexicali side: Heroes de Chapultepec Park

Av. Fco. I. Madero, Centro, Primera, 21100 Mexicali, B.C., Mexico

Special thanks to the Institute for Cultural Research Museum (IIC Museo), California State University San Bernardino, Betsy Greenberg, I21, Planta Libre  and to the friends and supporters of the MexiCali Biennial.