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Cog•nate Collective

About this Artist

Cog•nate Collective 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.