Crossing the Lines

Photogarph by Spencer Weiner
Spencer Weiner, photograph, 2009

1310 gallery presents…
Crossing the Lines
Visual Art – Performance – Video – Photography – Installation – Spoken Word
June 16 – July  14  2012 Opening June 23
Curators: Sonia Baez-Hernandez & Diego Romero

Andrea Assaf – Jacqueline Biagiotti – David Cabestany  – Dequasia Canales
Asanyah Davidson – Dawn Davis – Louis Davis – Roberto Fernandez III
Steven Gagnon – Lucia A. Gomez – Carlos Inocente – Diana Khalo
Orlando Lara – Jesus Macarena – Tiffany McFarlane – Josafat Miranda
Julio Cesar Montano – Delilah Montoya – Tabatha Mudra – Diego Perez
Carlos Plaza – Michelle Riu – Fabio Rodriguez – Daniel Souza – Christine Velez Stone
Spencer Weiner – Nadine Younes – Zonia Zena

Openning event:  June 23 with Discussion Panel: Art & Activism 7-8 pm
Guest Speakers: John De León (President of the Greater Miami ACLU and  managing shareholder of the law firm Chávez & DeLeón, P.A.),  Jacqueline Kulaga (Volunteers and Fundraising Coordinator of the Florida Coalition Against Human Trafficking) and curators.

Clossing event: July 14 with Spoken word: Andrea Assaf 8:30 pm

Crossing the Lines is a collective art exhibition promoting a dialogue between visual artists, poets, spoken word artists, performance artists and  human rights activist to reflect upon immigration, human rights and social justice.
The exhibition maps the bricolage of crossings: identities, hybridization of culture, dreams, struggles, human rights violations, human trafficking, hidden fears, and social and political mobilization.
Crossing the lines entail: 1) assimilation, social mobility (or the achievement the American Dream) and marginalization of documented and undocumented immigrants.  2) In certain historical context immigrants are subject of political discourse which identify them as threats, as a sector competing with the labor market, as deviance group  (e.g., non Anglo Saxon European, Chinese, Japanese, Latinos, Arabs and other).
The artists as cultural workers have a distinctive “new politic of difference,” and aesthetic of activism contesting immigration policies by forming a collective creative resistance.
Artists as cultural workers are promoters of resistance, affirmation of difference, identities, human rights, and social justice through creative process, bringing lines of dialogues for social justice and human rights to vulnerable populations.

About Curators
Sonia Báez-Hernández and Diego A. Romero are multidisciplinary artists and residents at the Sailboat Bend Artist Lofts.  Sonia Báez-Hernández received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a MA from the University of Los Angeles California.  She had curated contemporary art exhibits in Collage de las Americas at Chicago and Morlan Gallery at Transylvania, and Norton Center for the Arts Foger Centre College.  As a visual artist, she has exhibits both nationally and internationally.  She has been featured on Curated Space in Radical History Review Chicago Public Radio, en Radio International Feminista, 100 Black Men, La Voz de KY.  Báez-Hernández is published on issues of  breast cancer and human rights.  Diego A. Romero received his  Fines Art degree in Graphic Design from the National University of Colombia and was part of the Knight Fellowship at the Stanford University in California. He has exhibited his work in Florida and California and curated shows at the 1310 Gallery.  Romero has been working with several organizations on issues of immigrations, human trafficking, and human rights.

About the Gallery
1310 Gallery has 2,400 square of exhibition space (divided into 3 levels). The 1310 Gallery is part of the ArtSpace Sailboat Bend Artist Lofts in downtown Fort Lauderdale.  The 1310 is an artist run collective that  rotates  monthly art exhibitions.  for more information please visit

Openning event June 24  7-11p.m.  Free Entrance
1310 Gallery at Sailboat Bend Artist Lofts
1310 SW 2nd Court, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33312

Special Thanks to:


Florida Coalition Against Human Trafficking – All donations are welcome to support this cause

Niki Lopez

Niki Lopez Afro-Latina, Queer, interdisciplinary Visual Artist, Curator, Social Practioner, Cultural Programer, award-winning Graphic Designer and Mom. Lopez is best known for her masks and a collection of works dealing with some of her trauma and healing through the arts which inspired her to create What’s Your Elephant ®. Lopez produces “The Circle”, a bi-weekly Facebook/Youtube live-video podcast sharing stories of our creative community, activists & social entrepreneurs. Niki’s advocacy includes mental health, self-care, and diversity in swimming. Lopez is one of the founding members of the Sailboat Artist Lofts.

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