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The haudenschildGarage

Founded in 2003 by , the haudenschildGarage is a 21st century cultural search engine that provides a home to all seeking to engage in experimentation and conversation. The goal is to offer a permissive context for opinion and production. The haudenschildGarage works directly with artists through Garage Projects, Garage Talks, Fuel4Talks, Commissions, and Artist Residencies.


Garage Projects are long term, collaborative projects in which the haudenschildGarage engages directly with artists, institutions and communities often culminating on a public platform.
Current projects include: A collaboration with InSite in Mexico City (2014-2018), the Political Equator IV (2013-2015) based in Argentina with , Alejandro Meitin, and Mauricio Corbalan and a kitchen garden in a suburb in Buenos Aires, Argentina with the literary collective, and author .
In 2013, the haudenschildGarage collaborated with Mark Bradford on the Hermès Project  in and La Jolla, California. The same year, the haudenschildGarage produced the documentary Triples/Trillizos, with Itzel Martínez and Lucía Sanroman. In 2014, the Oaxaca International Film Festival in Mexico, the New Orleans International Film Festival, the Cortopolis Film Festival in Argentina, the La Femme Film Festival in Los Angeles, the 2nd Academic Conference of Visual Anthropology in Mexico and the Encuentro Académico de Antropología Audiovisual selected the film.
In 2010, the haudenschildGarage founded the Fundación Migdalia Rubio, offering educational scholarships to at-risk youth in Tijuana, Mexico. Its most recent project, Niños Trabajadores de la Linea, removes children from Tijuana’s bartering lines and gives them a chance to attend labs and art workshops.
Other Garage Projects have included The Gift Exchange, with Yang Zhenzhong and Eduardo Abaroa (2011); Laboratorio Experimental de Óptica, by Felipe Zuñiga González (2011); the Periscope Project’s Summer Urban Laboratories workshops in San Diego, California (2011-2012) a collaboration with Estacion Tijuana and Taller 7 on Proyecto Coyote for the MDE11 Biennial in Medellin, Colombia with curator Lucía Sanromán (2011); a graffiti project in Buenos Aires by Cecile Perret (2010-2011); poet Karla Diaz and artist Mario Ybarra Jr. at the Prague Biennale (2007); Los Angeles-based art critic, Matthew Schum, to interview Hou Hanru and produce reports from the Istanbul Biennale (2007) and to dispatch ‘mobile debriefings’ from Documenta 13 (2012); Recoleta, grave rubbings in Buenos Aires, Argentina by New York-based artist, Lisa Tan (2007); a mural in Los Angeles, California by the New Chinatown Barbershop and eight local graffiti artists (2006).
In 2006, the haudenschildGarage launched SPARE PARTS, a 3-year cycle of Garage Projects commissioned and produced by Eloisa Haudenschild and Steve Fagin. Projects included  in Palestine (2007); A Crime Has Many Stories in Argentina (2008); and The Last Book in the U.S. (2009).
Decolonizing Architecture, a collaboration with London-based architect and theorist Eyal Weizman and Bethlehem-based architects Sandi Hilal, and Giorgio Agamben, took the settlement of Psagot, overlooking Ramallah and redesigned it for a post-evacuation time and context. The project included an exhibition and symposium at the Bozar Center for Fine Art in Brussels (2008-09) and it was selected for the 11th International Architecture Exhibition at the Venice Biennale (2008).
A Crime Has Many Stories is a project based on Argentine writer Ricardo Piglia’s short story, La Loca y el Relato del Crimen (Madwoman and the Story of a Crime, 1975). In 2008, a multidisciplinary, one-day traverse of Buenos Aires included curators Sonia Becce and Judi Werthein, with Monica Jovanovich-Kelley, Alejandro Ruiz, Rosalba Mirabella and and Fernanda Laguna, a commissioned short-story, El Hijo, by Argentine writer Washington Cucurto from literary collective Eloisa Cartonera.
In 2009 The Last Book, directed by Steve Fagin, attempted to resurrect the medieval illuminated manuscript through the invocation of today’s current alchemy – new technologies. The haudenschildGarage constructed a one of a kind book that includes text, drawings, moving images and sound. The Last Book enlisted Mary Gaitskill, Leslie Thornton and YouTube, Davina Semo, Greg Landau, and Shanghai novelist, . The performance of The Last Book took place in Los Angeles at the Schindler House (MAC Center for Art and Architecture) on April 26, 2009.


A series of panel presentations, symposia, large format conversations and film screenings at the haudenschildGarage.
Political Equator III Conference with Lucia Babina, Dana Cuff, Miguel Robles-Duran, Emiliano Gandolfi, Kelley Lindquist, Rick Lowe, Anuradha Mathur, Alejandro Meitin, Alessandro Petti, Gabriela Rendon, Sergio Fajardo Valderrama and Eyal Weizman (2011); Lectures by French philosopher Alain Badiou (2010); Argentine literary collective Eloisa Cartonera presentation with author Washington Cucurto (2009); Disorderly Conduct exhibition and panel, a collaboration with the Orange County Museum of Art with Mike Davis, Stephanie Hanor, Pearl C. Hsiung, Glenn Kaino, Martin Kersels and Daniel J. Martinez (2008); MOCA Allan Kaprow retrospective Travelog (2008); panel Art as Life with Jeff Kelley (2008); Candy and Panda Sex book discussion with Chinese author Mian Mian (2008); Political Equator II conferences with the collaboratives Ala Plástica and the Urban Think Tank (2007); Three Tacos and a Martini event with Teddy Cruz,Michael Krichman, Josh Kun and Yvonne Venegas (2007); The Atlas Group talk with Walid Raad (2007); Political Equator I conferences, a three-day event with Teddy Cruz, Steve Fagin, Hou Hanru, Andrew Ross, Pi Li and  (2006); the World Premiere of Chinese artist Cao Fei’s video Whose Utopia (2006); Alternative Universes: Emerging Artists’ Spaces panel with C. Ondine Chavoya, Rita Gonzalez, Nate Harrison, Bill Kelley Jr., Renoud Proch, Sergio de la Torre and Mario Ybarra Jr. (2006); Cities and Circuits – Urban Detours into New Media Practice panel with Ricardo Dominguez and Shuddhabrata Sengupta (2005); Asian Art Now panel with Norman Bryson, Doryun Chong, Eungie Joo, Betti-Sue Hertz, Mami Kataoka, Kuiyi Shen, Lesley Stern and Yukie Kamiya (2005); InSite_05 panels with Beverly Adams, Ruth Auerbach, Mark Bradford, Carmen Cuenca, Joshua Decter, Michael Krichman, Magaly Ponce, Osvaldo Sánchez, Javier Téllez and Mans Wrange (2005); Mexico City in the 1990s: The Paint’s Not Dry panel with Carmen Cuenca, Gerardo Estrada, Steve Fagin, Cuauhtémoc Medina, Yoshua Okon, Roberto Tejada and Rubén Ortiz-Torres (2005).


A series of small format interviews have included:
Julian d’Angiolillo & Eduardo Molinari with Jennifer Flores Sternad (2012); Ming Wong with Aram Moshayedi (2012); Lincoln Schatz with Jordan Crandall and Monica Jovanovich-Kelley (2008); Eduardo Abaroa with Steve Fagin and Ruben Ortiz-Torres (2007); Martha Rosler (2007); Leslie Thornton (2007); Jim Nisbet (2007); Lisa Tan with Derrick Cartwright and Lauri Firstenberg (2007); Slavoj Zizek (2006); and The Orchard Group (2006).


A short documentary Triples/Trillizos was the Official Selection for several International Film Festivals (2014); a mural by Argentine artist Cécile Perret (2012); The Gift Exchange, a video by Chinese artist, Yang Zhenzhong, and Mexican artist, Eduardo Abaroa (2011); The book El Hijo by Washington Cucurto and a video of The Madwoman and the Story of a Crime with its author,  (2008); An Import/Export Table by Raul Cardenas of Torolab for the Political Equator II conferences (2007); A graffiti mural by eight Los Angeles-based graffiti artists in
collaboration with the New Chinatown Barber Shop (2006); The Super Angel performance
by Chinese artist, Shi Yong (2003) and the video Let’s Pray by Chinese artist Yang Zhenzhong (2003).


Invited artists include:
Yang Zhenzhong and Eduardo Abaroa for the production of The Gift Exchange project (2011); Washington Cucurto and Maria Gomez from the Argentine literary collective, Eloisa Cartonera (2009); Chinese author Mian Mian discussing her banned novel, Candy (2000) and novel, Panda Sex (2009); Tom Zummer (2007); Chinese artists Yang Zhenzhong and Shi Yong, who produced new works while in residency, Yang Zhenzhong’s video I Will Die was selected for the 2004 Venice Biennale (2003).


Exhibitions at REDCAT, the America’s Society New York, the New Orleans Museum of Art, the University Art Galleries UCSD and SDSU; Tomorrow We Disappear, a documentary from India (2014); a collaboration with the Warrior Foundation ~ Freedom Station on a project with Veterans (2014); The Piano & The Ballerina, a short film by Samuel Curtis (2013); Centro de Investigaciones Artisticas (C.I.A.) seminars and panels in Buenos Aires (2012); The residency program of SOMA, a Mexico City-based alternative art space and school (2012); A Reason to Survive (ARTS) in San Diego, California, an annual commission for young artists (2012); Wandering Position: Selection from the inSite Archive at MUAC in Mexico City (2010).

For more information, please contact:

Rita Haudenschild
Member of the Board of Directors

Anna Haudenschild
Member of the Board of Directors

Or visit the website and blog for more information about the events:

[1] Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Eloisa Haudenschild, director of the haudenschildGarage, La Jolla, California, is a collector of contemporary Chinese, European, American and Latin American art.  Eloisa is InSite’s President of the Board of Directors. InSite is a network of contemporary art programs and commissioned projects within the border region of San Diego, Tijuana and Mexico City. From 2002 -2005, she organized “Zooming into Focus: Contemporary Chinese Video and Photography from the Haudenschild Collection that traveled to five cities in the U.S., Mexico, China (Shanghai and Beijing) and Singapore.

[2] SPARE PARTS, a 3 year cycle of projects commissioned and produced by Eloisa Haudenschild and Steve Fagin. 

Founder and Director, haudenschildGarage

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Eloisa Haudenschild resides in La Jolla, California. She is a collector and active supporter of global contemporary art. Many of the works in the Haudenschild Collection are by emerging artists as collecting is primarily a result of Eloisa’s involvement with artists and the artistic community in Latin America and China.

The Latin American collection, in particular, began in the early 1990s due in large part to Eloisa’s involvement with inSite, a network of contemporary art programs and commissioned projects within the border region of San Diego and Tijuana. As inSite’s President of the Board of Directors (1997 to present), Eloisa continues to work closely with significant Latin American curators and artists.

In the late 1990s Eloisa began traveling to China and forged friendships with young Chinese curators and contemporary artists. In 2002, she organized selections from the collection to form the traveling exhibition Zooming into Focus: Contemporary Chinese Photography and Video from the Haudenschild Collection (2002-2005) that traveled to five cities in the U.S., Mexico, China (Shanghai and Beijing) and Singapore. Marking many important milestones, Zooming into Focus was the first exhibition of its kind in San Diego and Singapore and the first contemporary Chinese photography exhibition at the Centro Cultural Tijuana, Mexico. It was the first time the Shanghai Art Museum exhibited works on contemporary Chinese video and photography from a private collection and most importantly, it was the first retrospective exhibition of Chinese photography and video ever held at the National Art Museum of China, Beijing. Two symposia were organized in conjunction with the exhibition in the United States and China.

In 2003, Eloisa Haudenschild founded the haudenschildGarage. It works with artists through international projects and presents symposia, lectures and film screenings to the public. A series of residencies introduced numerous young Chinese artists to the U.S. for the first time.

In early 2010, the haudenschildGarage established the Fundación Migdalia Rubio with the mission to offer scholarships to economically challenged elementary students in Tijuana, Mexico by providing all necessities for their academic success including art labs and computer summer camps.

Eloisa’s commitment to collecting and exhibiting contemporary Chinese video and photography has been internationally recognized numerous times. She was twice named as a top collector by Art & Antiques Magazine (March 2006 and May 2007) and The Art Newspaper named her as one of the world’s seven greatest collectors of Chinese contemporary art (May 2007). In 2008, Yishu: Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art named her as one of ten collectors instrumental in promoting contemporary Chinese art. In 2006 Frieze Magazine named the Haudenschild Collection one of only two private collections of Chinese art that became publically accessible outside and inside China (January 2006).

Board of Directors: Chris Haudenschild, Anna Haudenschild, Rita Haudenschild