Since its 2005 founding, the Rubin Center has made a name for itself as an outpost for the production and exhibition of experimental contemporary art in a geographically isolated border region. It has hosted more than 150 exhibitions and special projects, presented public lectures and conducted workshops for students of all ages, offering the community a direct experience with practitioners from around the globe. Uniquely bilingual and bicultural, its location enables it to partner with artists, institutions and community organizations in both Juarez and El Paso.
“We strive to support institutions that share our artist-centered values. The small grassroots arts organizations as well as the museums that comprise our grantees provide invaluable opportunities for artists to express their unique perspectives on the pressing urgencies of the day. We hope that our grants help to amplify artists’ voices within their communities, in national discussions and debates, and across platforms in the international contemporary art world.”
Joel Wachs, President