Borderland Collective

A long-term participatory art and education project based in Texas

Northern Triangle

In 2014, more than 68,000 unaccompanied children from Central America were apprehended on the U.S./Mexico border, double the number from the previous year. Originally commissioned by Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum, Northern Triangle is an exhibition created by Borderland Collective that opens a space for constructive dialogue and exchange around the current Central American refugee crisis along the U.S./Mexico border and the long and complicated history of U.S. intervention in which it is irrevocably entangled. From 2014-2018, Northern Triangle traveled to Threewalls in Chicago, Illinois, the Krannert Art Museum at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, the University of Arizona Museum of Art in Tucson, the Staniar Gallery at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, and the Mayborn Museum at Baylor University in Waco, Texas.

Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum, San Antonio, TX (2014-15)
Threewalls, Chicago, IL (2016)
Krannert Art Museum, Urbana-Champagne, IL (2016)
University of Arizona, Tuscon, AZ (2017)
Stanair Gallery, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA (2017)
Mayborn Museum, Baylor University, Waco, TX (2018)

Project Leads:
Erina Duganne, Mark Menjivar, and Jason Reed 

Adriana Corral, Noah Sadowski, Vincent Valdez, Jennifer Whitney, Ricky Yanas, Stacey Merkt, Jack Elder, Library of Congress, the National Archives, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Vanderbilt Television News Archive, the South Texas Human Rights Center, Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES), University of Texas School of Architecture Migrant Detention Project, and Gemini Ink