Tanya Aguiñiga Premieres Her Project at Renwick Gallery
Tanya Aguiñiga grew up commuting back and forth through San Ysidro to go to school, and she began making art there after studying design. Her Creative Capital project, Art Made Between Opposite Sides (or AMBOS), is a series of works of art and engagements with the commuters who spend time in both countries, and the communities along the entirety of the border. Aguiñiga and her team have spent time in these communities for several years, and the work they made is part of a group exhibition, “Disrupting Craft: Renwick Invitational 2018,” at the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum through May 5, 2019. The show also includes the work of Sharif Bey, Dustin Farnsworth, and Stephanie Syjuco, artists who challenge the conventional definitions of craft by imbuing it with a renewed sense of emotional purpose, inclusiveness, and activism.