Calle José Maria Larroque #273
2do Piso Int 6 Colonia Federal
Tijuana, Baja California
Mexico CP 22300
MEX: 044(644)210-0140
USA: 1(213) 804-2007


Tuesday, May 29, 2007





with Tercerunquinto

Residency dates: May 6, 2007 - June 9, 2007
Presentation: Friday, June 1, 2007 @ 7:30

Lui Velazquez is pleased to present "Vecindad," a coupling of projects in Tijuana and San Diego that examine complexities related to the siuation of vicinity.

Tercerunquinto develops work that inserts itself within public and private spaces to question limitations, deconstruct systems, and dismantle the logical order of relations. They engage pre-existing boundaries of both architectural and urban systems thus exploring the implications and effects that inhabit the personal, social, cultural, and political.

Vecindad (Vicinity) explores the idea of coexistence between neighbors to identify tensions which produce arrangements reflected in the reordering of common elements that are related to improvements of the house's surface.

This series of projects reveal the remarkable differences in circumstances, which are specific to the region of Tijuana/San Diego – looking at the process of combination and alienation in the socio-economics, but above all, the way the housing market changes, adapts, and is copied in these contexts. Vecindad as a gesture, strips away the complex strategies of progress, expansion, and development presented in the marketing and aesthetics of housing companies down to a naked facade.

Solo Exhibitions

2007  Investiduras Institucionales. Centro de las Artes. Monterrey. México.
2006 Casa del Lago. Sugerencias para una nueva sede. Casa del Lago. Ciudad de México. México.
Project of Public Sculpture in the Urban Periphery of Monterrey, CCA Wattis Bulletin Board Project Institue for Contemporary Arts.. Los Angeles, California, USA.
2004 Ampliación de un área verde, Galería Nina Menocal. Ciudad de México, México.
2003 Proyecto para la Unidad Belén de la Universidad de Guanajuato, Festival Internacional Cervantino, Unidad Belén (Facultad de Arquitectura y Facultad de Ingeniería), Guanajuato, México.
2000 Dibujos, registro de obra y textos del Colectivo 3er 1/5. Ciclo de artistas emergentes, Alianza Francesa de Monterrey, Monterrey, México.
1999 La Bf15+Pared. Galería Bf15, Monterrey, México.
1998 Pared. Primera Muestra de Creación Contemporánea, Espacio Cultural Voladero, Monterrey, México.

Group Exhibitions

2006 Frontera. Esbozo para la creación de una sociedad del futuro. Frontera
Corozal, México.
Estrecho Dudoso,  San José, Costa Rica.
Plataforma 01, Puebla, México.
Urban Spaces, Dina 4 Projekte, München, Deutschland.
Balastras, Bucareli 114, Ciudad de México, México.
The People's Choice, Isola Art Center, Milano, Italia.
Novena Bienal de la Habana, Centro Wifredo Lam, Habana, Cuba
2005 Old News, LACE - Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA
The Backroom, Los Angeles y San Francisco, USA.
PILOT:2, London, England.
II Prague Bienal, Acción directa. Karlin Hall, Prague, Czech Republique.
Dedicated to you, but you weren´t listening, Power plant, Toronto, Canada.
Madrid Abierto Segunda edición, Madrid, España.
2004 White Noise, REDCAT, Los Angeles, USA.
BlueOrange Prize, Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin, Deutschland.
Solo los personajes cambian, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey, Monterrey, México.
Localismos, Centro Histórico, Ciudad de México, México.
Proyectos para MUCA-Roma, Museo Universitario de Ciencias y Arte-Roma, Ciudad de México, México.
2003 4ª. Bienal do Mercosul, Arqueologías Contemporáneas, Pabellón de México, Porto Alegre, Brasil.
Instant City, Centre Culturel du Mexique, París, France.
2002 México: Sensitive Negotiations, Instituto Cultural de México y Consulado General de México en Miami, Miami, USA.
Zebra Crossing, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Deutschland.
Architectures Consanguines, Galerie Roger Tator, Lyon, France.
Ici Alleurs, Centre Culturel du Mexique, Paris, France.



Located in Tijuana, Mexico, Lui Velazquez facilitates critical perspectives on contemporary cross-disciplinary issues, practices and events by inviting artists, producers and others to participate in short-term residencies. In addition to a regional portfolio registry, Lui also maintains a film and video archive accessible for viewing and curating.