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.
Steppling Art Gallery, SDSU, Imperial Valley Campus
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
Mexicali, Baja California MX
Planta Libre Galería Experimental
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.
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.
I21 Art Space. Local I21, pasillo verde, Tianguis del Caballito
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.
After party Bar Tio Nacho
Invasorix and Dj S_A_C_R_A and others
Sunday, January 19
Billboard project by Jessica Sevilla
Billboard located in front of Toyota, Calzada Cetys
Border fence performance
Vocal performance by Carmina Escobar in collaboration with Micaela Tobin
Calexico side: parking lot located at
Mexicali side: Heroes de Chapultepec Park
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.