Sao Paulo, Brazil
Editor: Ana Luiza Da Fonseca
Opened in 2007, Tijuana started as an initiative by Galeria Vermelho to form a space to show works, specifically artist books, that didn’t necessarily fit in the more traditional exhibition spaces. In 2013, Tijuana transformed into a newsstand, highlighting the contrast between artists’ books and the ‘white cube’. This newsstand distributes books published by Tijuana, including 400 artist books, and also features around 18 Latin American publishers.
The artist books selected for Art Dubai 2015 are part of Tijuana’s history with eleven publishers originating from Brasil, Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Venezuela and Mexico, many of which have previously participated in Tijuanas Printed Art Fair. Tijuana encourages partnerships between these publishers to attend the same fairs, collaborating on projects and exchanging experiences.