Border Patrol Curatorial Collective
Residency featuring Indigenous artists from El Pueblo San Pablo Tijaltepec
Border Patrol Curatorial Collective (grantee: Elizabeth Spavento) explores the intersection of contemporary art and capitalist aesthetics. An 18th Street Arts Center Creative Corps Fellow, the collective will host exhibitions, residencies, events, and other public programs in spaces K4 and K5 of Bakersfield’s Brundage Swap Meet from July 2023–June 2024.
Living Cultures Grant
R.I.P. Residency Featuring Indigenous Artists from El Pueblo San Pablo Tijaltepec
Twenty-three artists from the Indigenous Oaxacan community of El Pueblo San Pablo Tijaltepec will be in residence October 25–29 as part of Border Patrol’s R.I.P residency program, addressing the politics and aesthetics of grief and death. Artists from San Pablo Tijaltepec will build an ofrenda leading up to the Día de Los Muertos celebration, create and embroider traditional blouses and skirts, as well as practice music. Valentín Bautista, San Pablo Tijaltepec’s President, will give a talk on Sunday, October 29th.