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inSite is a contemporary art project based in the bi-national region of San Diego-Tijuana. The distinctive character of inSite stems from a commitment to facilitate new works of art developed through the long-term engagement of artists with thecommunity. At the heart of the project is a process of two-year, periodic artist residencies that culminate in the realization of new projects in the public spacesthroughout San Diego and Tijuana.


Public programming and residencies inSite_05 began in the fall of 2003 and will extendthrough the end of 2005. From August 26 through November 13 2005, inSite_05 will bring international attention to the region with an intense, three-month schedule ofproject openings, museum exhibitions, performance events, and outreach programs. Participants in inSite_05 include more than 100 artists, theoreticians, curators,architects, and promoters from around the world.

The plan for inSite_05 is based in four programmatic components:

- Interventions - Scenarios - Conversations - Museum Exhibition


inSite_05 will commission 24 projects by artists from 15 countries that focus on creatingexperiences in the public domain. Working through sustained periods of residency, artists will negotiate the region’s complex urban, public, and border contexts, and stimulate new modes ofcritical engagement.

Curator Osvaldo Sanchez /Associate Curators Donna Conwell, Tania Ragasol

List of artists Allora & Calzadilla, Kutlug Ataman, Barbosa & Ricalde, Mark Bradford, Bulbo , TeddyCruz, Christopher N, Ferreria , Thomas Glassford & Jose Parral, Maurycy Gomulicki, Gonzalo Lebrija, Joao Louro, Rubens Mano, Josep Maria Martin, Itzel Martinez, Aernout Mik, Antoni Muntadas, R Tj-SD workshop, Paul Ramirez Jonas, Simparch Badger & Lynch, Javier Téllez, Althea Thauberger, Judi Werthein, Mans Wrange

Catalog/ A catalog documenting Interventions projects will be published in 2006.


Scenarios will support the production of new works in three arenas not traditionally associatedwith the visual arts: Net Art, Archives, and Sound & Image. With an emphasis on time-based processes and dematerialization, Scenarios incorporates less established practices that arenow key to the construction of “public” as a space of discourse.

Live visual and sound event/ Ellipsis/ Curator: Hans Fjellestad

“The Tijuana San Diego borderlands constitute a complex region of interactions with multiple sociologicalloci. Movement and flow define the image of the trans-border corridor. This elliptical, double-centered urban space, like no other location, surrenders itself to this dance of indices with athletic mobility andconvertibility of opposed distant situations. Ellipsis seeks to inhabit this in-between world, linking optical/sound image with temporal space to create a temporary circuit, and produce a creative tension thatgives the event momentary life.” HF/

Archive project/ Transborder Archive/ Curator: Ute Meta Bauer/ Adjunct Curator: Elke Zobl

The Transborder Archive will result in the creation of interactive archives in San Diego andTijuana that will operate from a thematic platform based on specific social, cultural, and political issues. The archives will solicit materials from multiple communities in the region andwill be accessible to the public from March through December 2005.

Online project/ Tijuana Calling/ Curator: Mark Tribe

“Online Project/ Tijuana Calling is an online exhibition that explores the public spaces of the net throughtactical actions that address issues specific to the borderlands of Tijuana/San Diego: migration and exchange, flows of capital and labor, privacy and surveillance, translation and cultural hybridity. OnlineProject/ Tijuana Calling features five commissioned net-based projects that adopt strategies of playful disruption....”MT/


Conversations/ inSite continues to strengthen its role as a forum for debate and theoreticalreflection through a broad public program of conferences, workshops, and dialogues among practicioners from diverse fields.

Curator: Sally Yard

Museum Exhibition Farsites/Urban crisis and domestic symptoms in recent contemporary art.

inSite_05 will present the first exhibition organized jointly by the largest cultural institutions inSan Diego/Tijuana region -- the San Diego Museum of Art and the Centro Cultural Tijuana. FarSites will weave together the work of contemporary artists and documentary material tocreate an exhibition that will incorporate distinct historical moments of crisis from five metropolitan centers in the Americas: Buenos Aires, Caracas, Mexico City, New York, and SaoPaulo. The exhibition will seek to encourage new readings of the unique urban context of San Diego/Tijuana.

Curator: Adriano Pedrosa Adjunct Curators: Santiago García Navarro (Arg), Julieta González (Ven), Ana ElenaMallet (Mex), Betti-Sue Hertz (US), Carla Zaccagnini (Br).

“...The Museum Exhibition/ Farsites organized by the San Diego Museum of Art, the CentroCultural de Tijuana and inSite will seek to complement the public projects realized in the region that will be curated by inSite_05’s Artistic Director, Osvaldo Sánchez. Departing from Bypass,Sánchez’s conceptual axis, this exhibition will take up related themes and concepts and will include visual art in all media—painting, sculpture, photography, video, film—drawn fromcontemporary artists living primarily in the Americas. The artworks selected for this exhibition will establish a relationship with the concepts and themes developed in the public projects, but notin relation to the San Diego Tijuana region, thus avoiding a site-specific approach...” AP/

Calendar/ The exhibition will open to the public in both institutions August 26 and run through November 13, 2005.

List of artists Franz Ackermann (Germany) Francis Alÿs (Belgium/Mexico) Armando Andrade Tudela (Peru) Juan Araujo (Venezuela) Dora Longo Bahia (Brazil) Gabriele Basilico (Italy) Mark Bradford (USA) Carlos Bunga (Portugal) Franklin Cassaro (Brazil) Marcelo Cidade (Brazil) Eduardo Consuegra (Colombia) Rochelle Costi (Brazil) José Dávila (Mexico) Eloisa Cartonera (Argentina) Etcétera (Argentina) Didier Fiuza Faustino (Portugal/France) Carlos Garaicoa (Cuba) Kendell Geers (South Africa) Johann Grimonprez (Belgium) Robert Gober (USA) Félix González-Torres (USA) Cao Guimarães (Brazil) Jonathan Hernández (Mexico) Guillermo Kuitca (Argentina) Geraldine Lanteri (Argentina) Leonilson (Brazil) Armin Linke (Italy) Jorge Macchi (Argentina) Rubens Mano (Brazil) Rita McBride (USA)Julie Merhetu (Ethiopia/USA) Rivane Neuenschwander (Brazil) Henrik Olesen (Denmark/Germany) Catherine Opie (USA) Gabriel Orozco (Mexico) Fernando Ortega (Mexico) Damián Ortega (Mexico) Marjetica Potrc (Slovenia) Pedro Cabrita Reis (Portugal) Pedro Reyes (Mexico) Doris Salcedo (Colombia) Dean Sameshima (USA) Iran do Espírito Santo (Brazil) Silke Schatz (Germany) Gregor Schneider (Germany) Melanie Smith (Mexico/UK) Sean Snyder (USA/Germany) Thomas Struth (Germany) Taller Popular de Serigrafía (Argentina) Ana Maria Tavares (Brazil) Susan Turcot (Canada/Germany) Adriana Varejão (Brazil) Héctor Zamora (Mexico)

Kooperation Athenaeum Music & Arts Library; Centro Cultural de la Raza; Centro Cultural Tijuana; Colegio de la Frontera Norte; Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes; Consulado General de México en San Diego; Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes; Goethe Institut Inter Nationes, Mexico City; Instituto de Cultura de Baja California; Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes; San Diego Museum of Art; San Diego State University, University Art Gallery; Universidad Autónoma de Baja California; Universidad Iberoamericana Tijuana; Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México; University of California, San Diego, The Stuart Collection; University of California, San Diego, Department of Visual Arts; United States Embassy, Mexico City

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inSITE 2005
contemporary art project based in the bi-national region of San Diego-Tijuana

Allora & Calzadilla, Kutlug Ataman, Barbosa & Ricalde, Mark Bradford, Bulbo , Teddy Cruz, Christopher N, Ferreria , Thomas Glassford & Jose Parral, Maurycy Gomulicki, Gonzalo Lebrija, Joao Louro, Rubens Mano, Josep Maria Martin, Itzel Martinez, Aernout Mik, Antoni Muntadas, R Tj-SD workshop , Paul Ramirez-Jonas, Simparch  Badger & Lynch, Javier Téllez, Althea Thauberger, Judi Werthein, Mans Wrange, Franz Ackermann, Francis Alÿs, Armando Andrade Tudela, Juan Araujo, Dora Longo Bahia, Gabriele Basilico, Mark Bradford, Carlos Bunga, Franklin Cassaro, Marcelo Cidade, Eduardo Consuegra, Rochelle Costi, Jose Davila, Eloisa Cartonera, Etcetera , Didier Fiuza Faustino, Carlos Garaicoa, Kendell Geers, Johan Grimonprez, Robert Gober, Felix Gonzales-Torres, Cao Guimaraes, Jonathan Hernandez, Guillermo Kuitca, Geraldine Lanteri, Jose Leonilson, Armin Linke, Jorge Macchi, Rubens Mano, Rita McBride, Julie Merhetu, Rivane Neuenschwander, Henrik Olesen, Catherine Opie, Gabriel Orozco, Fernando Ortega, Damian Ortega, Marjetica Potrc, Pedro Cabrita Reis, Pedro Reyes, Doris Salcedo, Dean Sameshima, Iran do Espirito Santo, Silke Schatz, Gregor Schneider, Melanie Smith, Sean Snyder, Thomas Struth, Taller Popular de Serigrafia , Ana Maria Tavares, Susan Turcot, Adriana Varejao, Hector Zamora

Carmen Cuenca, Michael Krichman

Künstlerischer Direktor:
Osvaldo Sanchez