Tijuana artist: Fernanda Uski

Part of Fernanda Uskis The New Elite series.

Part of Fernanda Uski's "The New Elite" series.

Fernanda Uski will be the next Tijuana artist to take on a San Diego artist at Cream in part of the three-month art-off my art collective, Adapta Project, is doing with Sezio.

The show opens next Thursday, Nov. 13, from 6 to 10 p.m. at Cream, 4496 Park Blvd. in University Heights.  It’s free and fun, so put it on your Google calendar right this moment.

Mas info below the break:

Adapta Project takes on Sezio in a three-round art-off at Cream Coffee Bar, 4496 Park Blvd. in University Heights.

SAN DIEGO, CALIF. (Oct. 27, 2008) – Adapta Project, a Tijuana-based curatorial collective, takes on Sezio.org, a new online site dedicated to covering local art and music, in a three-round art-off at Cream Coffee Bar, 4496 Park Blvd. in University Heights. The art shows will feature one Tijuana artist chosen by Adapta and one San Diego artist chosen by Sezio. Round one already went down on Oct. 16 and pitted San Diego pop-surrealist painter Mike Maxwell (Sezio’s artist) against Tijuana graphic-design guru and digital artist, Organika (Adapta’s artist). Round two will take place Thursday, Nov. 13, from 6 to 10 p.m. at Cream, 4496 Park Blvd. and will pit San Diego artist Justin Skeesuck against Tijuana artist Fernanda Uski. Musical guests Karli Fairbanks and Triceratron will perform. The final show will be on Dec. 11.

MORE ABOUT THE SHOW: Tijuana and San Diego are sister cities, whether you like it or not. Adapta and San Diego hope to remind attendees of the two city’s relationship through a good-hearted competition that’s really not a competition at all. The collaboration between Adapta Project and Sezio is a reminder that art and culture exist in both cities, and if we both reached out and worked together more often, the whole megalopolis would be a lot more interesting. The border, in Adapta and Sezio’s opinion, is one of the most interesting things about this area. And regardless of what most San Diegans think; there’s more to Tijuana than drugs, sex and violence.

MORE ABOUT ADAPTA PROJECT: Adapta Project is a curatorial duo that shows art whenever, however and wherever we can. Since 2007, we’ve shown in downtown warehouses, a metal-fabrication workshop, The San Diego Children’s Museum, a hallway in CECUT (the Tijuana museum of art), a mansion outside of Playas de Tijuana and a small gallery in North Park.In short, we take over spaces for the purpose of showing art. We were sick of sitting around complaining about the Tijuana/San Diego art scene, so we did something about it: We started producing the quality shows we wanted to see. One show led to another and now there doesn’t seem to be a foreseeable end in sight. The duo is Kinsee Morlan and Jorge Tellaeche. Kinsee is the arts and culture editor for San Diego CityBeat, an alt weekly, and Jorge is a fulltime painter and graphic designer. Both reside in Tijuana, but often leap back and forth between San Diego and TJ.

MORE ABOUT SEZIO: Sezio.org (se’-zee-ö) is an Art Movement. Sezio provides resources, exposure and community support to Artists.



About Kinsee Morlan

Arts and web editor at San Diego CityBeat. Interested in art and the Tijuana/San Diego border.
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2 Responses to Tijuana artist: Fernanda Uski

  1. kia says:

    i wonder what Dan Adams would have to say about this?

  2. kia says:

    (the dog portraits)

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