Marco Vera

Marco Vera is the founder and director of Mexicali Rose Media/Arts Center, a grass roots communitarian organization dedicated to providing free access to artistic media for the community youth of Mexicali, Baja California. He is also a documentary/experimental filmmaker and musician.

Recent Articles
Eye on the Street: The Visual Language of Daniel Gibson
Eye on the Street: The Visual Language of Daniel Gibson
L.A.-based artist's Daniel Gibson's artwork continues to be influenced by his upbringing in the remote deserts of Imperial Valley.
THIS Gallery: Reflecting on the Highland Park Art Space
THIS Gallery: Reflecting on the Highland Park Art Space
THIS Los Angeles was a self-sustained gallery that thrived in Highland Park for over three years, welcoming aesthetics and norms born out of California's DIY street culture.
Endangered Boundary: Stefan Falke's 'La Frontera' Project
Endangered Boundary: Stefan Falke's 'La Frontera' Project
Photographer Stefan Falke's "La Frontera" humanizes the Mexico/U.S. border through his portraitures of artists working in border cities.
El Otro Lado de Luis G. Hernández
El Otro Lado de Luis G. Hernández
Luis G. Hernández's informed techniques aim to pull the spectator in for a more intimate discourse on identity, politics, and aesthetics.
Mexicali Art Goes Global
Mexicali Art Goes Global
Mexicali Rose is a grass roots communitarian organization dedicated to providing free access to artistic media for the community youth of Mexicali, Baja California.
Neomuralism at the Border
Neomuralism at the Border
Artbound caught up with four of the border neomuralism scene's most prolific urban artists to talk about beginnings, influences, and work methodology.
Covet: The Elias Fontes Art Collection
Covet: The Elias Fontes Art Collection
Alonso Elias has collected emblematic work from seminal artists of the Tijuana movement.
Deep Focus: Rafael Veytia Velarde's Immersive Border Photography
Deep Focus: Rafael Veytia Velarde's Immersive Border Photography
Rafael Veytia Velarde has been photographing the Mexicali border for over a decade, bestowing visibility to the neglected and misrepresented portion of Mexicali's society.
The Sublime Frontier Pop World of Pablo Castañeda
The Sublime Frontier Pop World of Pablo Castañeda
Pablo Castañeda's work is a vivid patchwork of all that is beautiful and devastating about life on the U.S.-Mexico border.
Graffiti Row: Outsider Rock Formations in the Imperial Desert
Graffiti Row: Outsider Rock Formations in the Imperial Desert
Graffiti Row is an approximately 2 mile stretch of outsider art creations in Imperial Valley, comprised of covert, man-made rock formations depicting anything from animals to names.
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Community Arts

Through workshops, education and placed based projects, art is the connective tissue of a community.

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Cultural Politics

Funding bubbles, cultural deserts and the politics of access to the arts in the 21st century.

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At the shadow of the entertainment industry, video artists and underground filmmakers take a stand.

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