Land of Milk & Honey

Strange Weather brings together works by influential artists from the 20th and 21st century that creatively illuminate and reframe the boundaries of bodies and the environment.

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August 6, 2021 - January 2, 2022

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Developed in partnership with Santa Cruz-based skateboard company NHS, this exhibition will highlight the largest collection of Jim Phillips studio art, largely unseen since 1984.

Debuting at the MAH, will launch the worldwide tour of this exhibition which will travel throughout 2021.

Participating Artists:
Boo Alejo Sorondo
Janeth Aparicio
David Bacon
Enid Baxter Ryce/Luis Cámara/Gabrielle Galanter
Pablo Castañeda and Eduardo Kintero
Carlos Castro Arias
Emily C-D
Cat Chiu Phillips
Janet Diaz
Melora Garcia
Katie Herzog
Cynthia Hooper
Albert Lopez Jr
Juan Luna-Avin
Narsiso Martinez
Hillary Mushkin
Isidro Pérez García
Sol2Soul Arts Collective (Fernando Armenghol, Yari Montes, Tarisse Iriarte Medina, Andrea YaYA Porras, Viviana Rubi Cruz Lopez)
Devon Tsuno
Annabel Turrado
Jessica Wimbley and Chris Christion

Adjacent projects include TRANSBORDER by artist Daniel Ruanova and Ignacio Ornelas Rodriguez as part of the MAH's CommonGround festival from September 16-25, 2022.

The MexiCali Biennial is honored to be partnering with a NIH-SEPA grant housed at California State University, Monterey Bay along with Artists Ink (Salinas) in exhibiting youth artworks from agricultural communities that address the environment and human health through art.

This project was made possible with support from California Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Mellon Foundation.


The MexiCali Biennial is a non-profit contemporary visual arts organization that focuses on the area encompassing California and Mexico as a region of aesthetic production. The organization is migratory in nature and showcases exhibitions on both sides of the California/Mexico border. The MexiCali Biennial was originally started as a project critiquing the proliferation of international and regional art biennials and as a result, may be shown at any time and at any location. The MexiCali Biennial was conceived in 2006 by artists Ed Gomez and Luis G. Hernandez. The inaugural round of programming first took place at La Casa de la Tia Tina, an artist-run space on the border town of Mexicali, MX before traveling to Chavez Studios in East Los Angeles.

The Land of Milk and Honey is co-curated by Ed Gomez, Luis G. Hernandez, and Enid Baxter-Ryce, with April Lillard-Gomez serving as project manager.

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