COMING THIS FALL: The MexiCali is pleased to introduce the MXCL BNL LAB, a community resource for research through multimedia arts programs and events. With outposts in Calexico, CA and Whittier, CA this special initiative will focus on the borderlands through the cultural production of the Californias.

The lab invites artists, culture bearers, humanities experts and local participants to engage in conversations through a series of exhibitions, salon style gatherings, oral histories, and community workshops, with the aim to collect a better understanding of our “borders” both real and metaphorical.

The MXCL BNL LAB embarks on a two-year special initiative, the PARA/normal Borders Lab, which will allow a deep dive into concepts surrounding the upcoming 2026 MexiCali Biennial exhibition titled PARA/normal Borders. Please check EVENTS page for upcoming events.

6545 Greenleaf Ave
Whittier, CA 90601
Hours: Saturdays 11-5 or by appointment

MXCL BNL LAB at casa la linea Calexico
By appointment or invite only

Contact: info[at] for appointment.

MXCL BNL LAB is made possible with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. MXCL BNL LAB is a project of the MexiCali Biennial, Inc. All rights reserved.