ANTELOPE PROJECT TEAM
Cognate Collective Website
Misael Diaz is a Southern California based artist, writer and arts educator. In 2010 he and Amy Sanchez co-founded cog•nate collective, a binational arts collective conducting research and developing site-specific community-based projects at the US/Mexico border. Their most recent project, Dialogue in Transit: Evolution of a Line was a mobile conference that took place in a caravan of cars waiting in line to cross the border from Tijuana to San Diego. The conference brought together artists, activists, scholars and vendors to reflect on the impact of NAFTA on national, regional and hyper-local scales, and was live-broadcast over a pirate radio FM frequency at the crossing. Cog•nate Collective are currently Artists-in-Residence at Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana, CA, where they are developing long-term collaborative projects working with nonprofit organizations and educational institutions to engage students, shopowners, activists and artisans in critical dialogue on issues of immigrant rights, cultural production, and city redevelopment.
Metabolic Studio Fellow
Laurie Peake is a curator and educator, specializing in the development of large-scale and/or long-term projects with artists in the context of brownfield transformation. Currently working with Metabolic Studio on land and water use investigations in Los Angeles and the Intermountain West. Formerly Director of Programmes at Liverpool Biennial, UK, where she helped to establish strategic public/private partnerships to deliver temporary and permanent commissions in public spaces across Merseyside.
Laurie was one of a small team that set up Tate Gallery Liverpool, often cited as the UK's first revitalization project to use culture as its driving force. She went on to manage a dynamic public program at Camden Arts Centre, London, much of which involved artists working in public spaces. At Arts Council England, North West, she maintained her focus on public programming, particularly in the then emergent area of new media. Laurie holds a BA and MA in Art History from the Courtauld Institute of Art, London.
Graduate Public Practice Teaching Fellow
Tracee creates disruptions that provoke and reimagine public space. Her artwork features ‘play’ as a catalyst for social engagement, while also blurring established boundaries. Her training in landscape architecture and an upbringing influenced by educators has informed an art practice that connects learning to the natural environment. Tracee sees experimentation as a method for artistic expression, discovery and space creation.