The AMBOS Team


TANYA AGUIÑIGA

 
FOUNDER and DIRECTOR

FOUNDER and DIRECTOR

Tanya Aguiñiga founder and director of AMBOS, is a San Diego-born, Tijuana-raised, and LA-based artist whose work grapples with the multiple identities that result from growing up on both sides of the border. To find out more about her work, take a look at this segment of CROSSROADS featuring Tanya.

 
 

CECILIA BRAWLEY

PROJECT MANAGER and VIDEO EDITOR, 2016-2019

PROJECT MANAGER and VIDEO EDITOR, 2016-2019

Cecilia Brawley managed budgets, planning and outreach for AMBOS Project’s road trips along the US-Mexico border and edited videos for museum exhibitions. She is a chicana activist and artist born in Rhode Island and currently based in Los Angeles. Cecilia is interested in questions of boundaries and focused on issues of space, identity, and community building. She studied postcolonial theory and feminist/queer studies at Occidental College before joining AMBOS Project.

NATALIE GODINEZ

COMMUNITY OUTREACH MANAGER, 2017-2019

COMMUNITY OUTREACH MANAGER, 2017-2019

Natalie Godinez handled communications, social media and outreach for AMBOS Project’s road trips and humanitarian efforts. She is an educator and textile artist raised in Tijuana, Mexico, and born in Chula Vista, CA. She has worked with elementary aged youth and their families, building community in spaces outside the traditional classroom. Her art practice focuses on textile work and printmaking with themes of memory and its relationship to objects, place and language. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Applied Design from San Diego State University. 

GINA CLYNE

 
PROJECT PHOTOGRAPHER, 2016-2018

PROJECT PHOTOGRAPHER, 2016-2018

Gina Clyne has documented AMBOS’ road trips and interventions via photography since 2016. Clyne is a photojournalist, shooting art projects and cultural happenings, collaborating with artists and non-profits to provide art documentation throughout the city of Los Angeles and beyond. Clyne studied Fine Art Photography at Otis College of Art & Design.

 
 

SYDNEY BARNETT

CO-VIDEOGRAPHER, 2018

CO-VIDEOGRAPHER, 2018

Sydney Barnett is an Oakland based, queer artist and filmmaker. She is from the San Diego/Tijuana border, with family on both sides, and studied Film and Media Studies and Chicano Studies at UC Berkeley. She has worked on several short films and documentaries and is especially interested in DIY organizing, the queer experience, and youth education.

GABRIEL YARINCE PEREZ SETRIGHT

CO-VIDEOGRAPHER, 2018

CO-VIDEOGRAPHER, 2018

Gabriel Yarince Perez Setright  is an activist, artist, writer and historian from Nicaragua. They studied Philosophy and Psychology at Warren Wilson College in Asheville North Carolina. Gabriel, sometimes known Miranda, co-runs a community cultural center called La Rizoma. Gabriel's artistic and activist work focuses on the critiquing Neoliberalism while problematizing the revolutionary history of Nicaragua.

 

DIANA RYOO

PROJECT ASSISTANT and GRANT WRITER, 2016-18

PROJECT ASSISTANT and GRANT WRITER, 2016-18

JACKIE AMÉZQUITA

PROJECT ASSISTANT, 2016-2018

PROJECT ASSISTANT, 2016-2018

Diana Ryoo is an arts and design educator and activist from San Jose, CA, who believes in the significance of creativity as a tool for social change. Informed by her background in Product Design, she will continue to investigate how history and memory of objects impact interactions amongst individuals and within larger communities as an MFA candidate for RISD's Art+Design Education program.

Jackie Amézquita is a Los Angeles based artist and designer, born and raised in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala and who migrated to the United States in 2003. She studied Fine Arts at Art Center College of Design and Visual Communications at Los Angeles Valley College. Amézquita is interested in the psycho-socio-political interactions of communities and how these influence and transform a socio-geographical system.