Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE)

Fund: $50,000

LACE presents Intergalactix: against isolation/contra el aislamiento, an exhibition curated by Daniela Lieja Quintanar that brings together artworks examining violence generated from physical and conceptual borders, and severe immigration policies. The project focuses on the impact of the borders between Mexico and Central America in the south, and the border between Mexico and the U.S. to the north. With this perspective, the exhibition presents a counterpart—the many forms of resistance built collectively across regions—intended to establish a platform for exchange and dialogue between artists, poets, activists, curators, and writers from different areas and a practice against isolation. Intergalactix bases itself in a long-term research project that maps genealogies of artistic collaborative practices in border zones and their extensions. Artists Tanya Aguiñiga, Beatriz Cortez, and Cog•nate Collective will be commissioned to make new work, and the exhibition will include existing work from additional artists in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and its diasporas.