Amy Sanchez is a San Diego-based freelance curator, writer, and arts educator. She is the co-founder and co-coordinator of cog•nate collective, a binational arts collective producing work at and about the US/Mexico border.
LOCATION: San Diego/Imperial Valley/Mexicali
WHAT INSPIRES ME: Smart people, kindness, good food, the collision of the aesthetic, pragmatic and conceptual, and my mom.
FAVORITE PLACE TO GET AWAY IN MY AREA: Sandy places, raspado shops, second-hand stores.
FAVORITE WRITERS: Anais Nin, Charles Bukowski, Vladimir Nabokov, Allen Ginsberg, Edna St. Vincent Millay, James Joyce, Susan Sontag, Jorge Luis Borges.
ARTIST/CREATIVE YOU’D WANT TO HAVE LUNCH WITH: Patty Smith…or a Tupac Hologram.
MOST OVER-HYPED ARTIST: Banksy
PERFECT SOUNDTRACK FOR WRITING: The Cure, The Velvet Underground, Bob Marley, and Philip Glass, with some Jazz standards mixed in here and there.
WHY I LOVE WHERE I LIVE: “In order to love something you have to have seen it and heard it for a long time you bunch of idiots.” –Francis Picabia
I’ve seen and heard it for a long time.
ART YOU MAKE (IF YOU MAKE ANY...): Interventions at the US/Mexico Border as part of cog•nate collective. Check out the site for more information.
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