Tijuana’s Generation Art: A cultural flowering in this Mexican city of possibilities


Out of Tijuana’s bloody narco years comes an intriguing wave of creativity in this young city, just 126 years old. Artists, architects, musicians and street performers are running arts organizations – small and large, established and homegrown – and trying to build a cultural legacy. These are galleries and institutions that don't just show art but are also actively working to educate and help shape a generation of artists and designers.

The pioneer: Arturo Rodriguez, La Caja Galería

Making a Tijuana art scene built to last

The architect: Jorge Gracia, Gracia Studio

An architecture school rises in Tijuana's red light zone

The ambassador: painter Gerardo Yepiz, a.k.a. Acamonchi

How Tijuana's art scene extends to San Diego

The recycler: Ingrid Hernandez

Creating an artistic record of Tijuana's impromptu settlements

On “La Revu”: artist Mely Barragán, TJ in China ProjectSpace

A revolution on Revolución

The rule breaker: artist Hugo Crosthwaite

Channeling Tijuana's just-do-it ethos

The ‘dead one’: street performer El Muertho

Finding fame and Satan with El Muertho, the 'Dead One'

The tacos: Finding art in a tortilla

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