Regionalia, a bilingual catalogue, documents the research, projects, and culminating exhibition generated during Cog•nate Collective's artist residency at Grand Central Arts Center. The 128-page catalogue includes an additional 32-page insert drawn from public conversations that took place throughout the exhibition. Designed by Stephen Serrato of ELLA, the publication contains texts by Cog•nate Collective, Christian Zúñiga, and a dialogue between the artists and Karen Stocker.
Published following the eponymous exhibition at Grand Central Art Center, Santa Ana, in 2018.
Cog•nate Collective (Amy Sanchez Arteaga and Misael Diaz) develops research projects, public interventions, and experimental pedagogical programs in collaboration with communities across the US/Mexico border region.
Since being founded in 2010, their work has interrogated the evolution of the border as it is simultaneously erased by neoliberal economic policies and bolstered through increased militarization—tracing the fallout of this incongruence for migrant communities on either side of the border.
As a result, their inter-disciplinary projects often address issues of citizenship, migration, informal economies, and popular cultural, arguing for understanding the border not as a bifurcating line, but as a region that expands and contracts with the movement of people and objects.
They currently work between Tijuana, MX, Santa Ana, CA and Los Angeles, CA.