Collaborating artists/Performers include Violeta Luna, Nayla Altamirano, Niña Yhared, Lorena Orozco Quiyono (Mexico City); Heather Gray, Sarah Gonzales, Leilani Clark, Natalie Brewster Nguyen, Teré T. Fowler-Chapman, Sadie Shaw, Megan Cox (Tucson); Michèle Ceballos Michot and Micha Espinosa (Phoenix); Jenea Sanchez, Alan Harris Rubio and Bibi Harris (Douglas).
The Encuentro is comprised of a series of workshops, roundtables, and performances that approach the borderlands through female visual and performance art, which is in constant geographical, aesthetic and poetic migration. This Encuentro aims to provide spaces for women, migrant women, and artists to experiment with art and create a collaborative network to empower more women to participate in the field of artistic creation to inform, educate and raise awareness about shared issues.
The Binational Encuentro is made possible in part through the generosity of a grant from AZ Humanities, as well as support from an interdisciplinary array of UA and non-UA partners: College of Humanities, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, the Institute for Binational Migration, Gender and Women Studies, the Poetry Center, the Masters in Human Rights, the Institute for LGBT Studies, the College of Education, ASU Performance in the Borderlands, CALA Alliance, Arizona Commission on the Arts, Museum of Contemporary Art Tucson (MOCA), Bane Staffing, La Estrella Bakery, and SplitSeed Productions.
Interpretation in Spanish and English will be provided during the events.
UA Department of Spanish & Portuguese
Border Arts Corridor