7 November 2017 - 7 January 2018

Saturday, November 11 // 6-9PM
General Admission to the KNOCKOUT PARTY is $5

"Last Night at Playas de Tijuana" is an attempt to develop a new way of representing the environment. Ana Andrade has abstracted the smallest fragment of the landscape, which were later developed by a microscope, making visible the most invisible particles of Playas de Tijuana.

Ana Andrade studied Communication in the University of Tijuana. Her practice has been in photography and video, mostly with communities. She was part of the Young Creators program (2011 - 2012) of the National Funds for Culture and Arts in Mexico (FONCA/CONACULTA) when she developed hey project "Ñongos" - an illustration of how people who got deported from the US used to live in the Tijuana River Channel. During that time she directed and produced the documentary short-films "El Gato - Julio Romero Salas", "Uk Baalam", "Scott", "Coronation" which have been exhibit in different states of México, San Diego, Los Angeles, Italy and Berlin. Ana also was part of the Young Creators program (2016 - 2017) of the National Funds for Culture and Arts in Mexico (FONCA/Secretaría de Cultura) during this period she made an approachment to the Chinese community of Tijuana and developed the project "Chijuana".

During the past years she has been video or photography instructor for several workshops for kids with different communities like a Mayan community in Yucatan México, with the Tijuana city dump community, at high schools, and last summer camp at the Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA). Ana is a 1st year MFA candidate at University of California San Diego. Where she is exploring new ways of documenting the environment, social problems and her daily life through photomicrography.


Saturday, November 11, 2017 // 6-9PM

Celebrate the "Mano a Mano" mural completion, by Hugo Crosthwaite and Jose Hugo Sánchez, and the reception for concurrent multimedia installations: "Last Night at Playas de Tijuana", by Ana Andrade and "Who Are We Anyways", by Armando de la Torre, who frequently address issues surrounding the Tijuana/San Diego border.

Musical Performances by No Wave noise band Los Pinche Pinches

Zine-making workshop hosted by LINEA A LINEA, a project by artists Luisa Martínez and David Peña, which engages with the U.S./Mexico border both with, and aside of its geography. How do we embody border? How do we reflect upon it? Does writing or imagery help or hinder translations of the border? How do we interpret “the border” – geography, words, or emotions.

General Admission: $5

Discounted Admission: $3/Seniors, Military, Teachers, Students; Free/12 and under

The San Diego Art Institute, Balboa Park, 1439 El Prado, San Diego, California 92101

Image detail is courtesy of Artist Ana Andrade and The San Diego Art Institute.

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