Rita Ponce de Leon, “He Decidido Bifurcarme,” 2011. Exhibition view at Centro Cultural Border, Mexico City. Courtesy the artist, Juan Navarrete and Centro Cultural Border
Centro Cultural Border (CCBorder) is an independent, self-sustained space dedicated to emerging contemporary art based on three programs—Production, Education, and Linkage—and focused on visual arts, multimedia, and graffiti.
The Production Program’s main objective is to promote the processes of reflection and experimentation among emerging young artists aiming to develop their own aesthetic and discursive identity. Through the Linkage Program, CCBorder is involved in the artists’ legitimization process. The Education Program offers practical tools to the students involved in the artistic media covered by CCBorder.
We defend CCBorder’s economic and administrative auto-sustainability as a principle, in order to achieve curatorial freedom. By working independently from the art market, we focus our efforts on art experimentation and development so the artists become the main beneficiaries by attaining creative and active freedom.
We work on knowledge-free circulation by means of artistic production and cultural projects, as well as creating horizontally connected communities. Thus, we express our interest to redefine the triad of artist, cultural space, and the public, through an open, inclusive and nonspeculative dialogue.