josemar Gonzalez Lizarraga ARtist, project manager, concept designer, ART director
Josemar Gonzalez Lizarraga is an artist and community organizer with extensive experience in both the Tijuana, Mexico and San Diego, California Transborder communities. He currently works with various independent artistic organizations on both sides of the border to help educate and enrich using the arts as a means of communication. The majority of his work deals with documentation, storytelling, and deconstruction of human experiences. Trained in the media arts, he uses them as tools to engage audiences and help bring experiences and stories to a wider audience. 

He is a member of COYOTE, an artist collaborative in Tijuana, and collaborator of the TJinCHINA project. In 2014, he founded a bi-national music and arts festival in Tijuana that brings together artist communities from both sides of the Mexico-US border, where he works as Director of PASE music. He is currently the Creative Director with The AjA Project a City-Heights based non-profit that works with historically marginalized communities in San Diego and co-founder of Borderclick, a project that workshops with Transborder communities creating a digital living archive of Transborder lifestyles funded by the California Arts Council and the California Humanities Grant. He has shown work in Mexico, the United States, Japan, and Germany. 

His most recent public art projects is 'Transcending Perception', an installation piece in collaboration with The AjA Project. The installation is comprised of a series of doors composed of a variety of layers placed strategically, juxtaposing the images and narrative of communities that have been historically silenced and or underrepresented by the media. The installation will be unveiled in fall of 2018, at Liberty Station in San Diego.
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