Borderland Collective

Borderland Collective

  • , Texas
Artpace Exhibitions

About Borderland Collective

Borderland Collective is a long-term art and education project that utilizes collaborations between artists, educators, youth, and community members to engage complex issues and build space for diverse perspectives, meaningful dialogue, and modes of creation and reflection. Started in 2007 in the small oil town of Big Lake, Texas by public school teacher Ryan Sprott and artist Jason Reed, the project has worked in various and fluid ways with a few hundred participants to date, each of whom has been an integral part of our work. Among them include young women navigating between Native American tradition and urban culture in Albuquerque, East Asian and African refugees new to America and searching for a sense of place in San Antonio, young men who ranch in Mexico on the weekends but call Presidio, Texas home, or undergrads at Washington and Lee University touring our Northern Triangle traveling exhibition and mapping out their family migration stories. The collective in Borderland Collective, therefore, references a mindset rather than a set group of members, allowing for ever-evolving modes of practice and perspective. Borderland Collective projects are archived at Texas State University, have been exhibited in galleries and public spaces in Texas, Arizona, Illinois, New York, Washington D.C, and Mexico City, and have been shared through lectures and publications across the globe. Borderland Collective is artists Mark Menjivar, Molly Sherman, and Jason Reed.


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