Tour of Studios and Exhibition Spaces in Tijuana, MX

April 6, 2019

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Join Medium for a full day visiting artist’s studios and exhibition spaces in Tijuana, Mexico on Saturday, April 6. This is a wonderful opportunity to explore the diverse cultural scene happening in the city of Tijuana, and learn about the artists and organizations involved with photography in northern Mexico.

The cost of this day trip is $150 and includes all transportation within Mexico. Supporters of Group f.16 pay $135. Full time students pay $75.

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April 6, 2019

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This one day event begins at the Ped West border crossing in San Ysidro, where we’ll meet our guide from Mexico and begin a full day bus tour. We will visit four spaces throughout the city of Tijuana, including a stop for lunch in the vibrant downtown area along Av. Revolucion. Registered participants must carry a valid passport and assume all personal liability associated with international travel. At the end of the tour (approximately 6:00 pm) we will be dropped off at the El Chapparral station and cross into the United States.



We begin our day with two stops in the beach community of Playas. The first stop will be at the Lumina Foto Café, where we can enjoy coffee while viewing their exhibition space and collection of photographic ephemera. From there we’ll head to the studio of a renowned photojournalist to learn about his recent work and publication of images made along the Mexico-U.S. border. After this we’ll head to downtown Tijuana (Centro) for lunch at Caesars Restaurant and learn the story of the Caesar salad, invented in Tijuana in 1924. After lunch we’ll visit 206 Arte Contemporáneo to learn about their upcoming exhibition of photography, then visit the studio of artist Julio M. Romero. Our last stop will be at the studio of Mauricio Muñoz and Andrew Roberts (the team behind Deslave) to learn about Mauricio’s upcoming exhibition of portraits at CECUT and Andrew’s landscape photographs taken inside video games in PS4. Participants will have the option to dine at Cereus before crossing the border into the United States.

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About our guide Turista Libre

Our hosts in Tijuana will be the legendary Turista Libre, who operate tours throughout the city on a range of interests. We’ll ride in their well known school bus and be transported across the city over the course of a day. The experience offers an authentic perspective of life in Mexico, seeing it from the eyes of an insider. Our guide from Turista Libre will meet us on the U.S. side of the border and be with us throughout the day. After our last stop we will be dropped off at the El Chapparal port of entry (aka Ped West) where we’ll walk north to the United States. Individuals with Global Entry or SENTRI cards can bypass the border wait which can be as long as 90 minutes. The trip promises to be an incredible day filled with memories of the vibrant culture found in Mexico!