Artist Jackie Amezquita Walked From The U.S.-Mexico Border To Los Angeles

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June 8, 2018

GOOD Magazine
April 2018

Sunset descends upon Los Angeles’ Chinatown as a crowd gathers inside an art space filled with socially-conscious art. Called “Decentralized,” the works here largely look at issues of displacement and brings together students from ArtCenter College of Design and local nonprofit Art Division.

Meanwhile, not too far from here, Jackie Amezquita is walking.

The ArtCenter student, only a short time away from graduation, is on the final stretch of an eight-day journey that has taken her from the U.S.-Mexico border — separating San Diego, California, and Tijuana, Mexico — to Los Angeles. Most of her trek has been made on foot. “Huellas que Germinan” is a performance piece that stretches 150 miles and is Amezquita’s meditation upon her personal history.