[1065 Mission St]
Borderline Art Collective

July 2019 — October 2019

  • + 1065 Mission St generously donated by SOMA Residences
  • + 1,273 sqft
  • + SOMA neighborhood

Slow Build —

an evolving fine art exhibition


Beginning in July, Borderline installed a selection of their work in the gallery space, choosing works that play off each other formally or conceptually. At regular intervals, they will augment or replace what is on view, and invite a handful of Bay Area artists to create, and install, responses to existing work and the space.

Each artist invited created work that responded to the environment and current installation. With the power to rearrange the installation or create extensions and modifications to works, each artist contributed to an ecosystem of collaboration.

Slow Build culminated in a final exhibition, which contained the echoes of amended work and shadows of those that were removed, creating a recognizable through-line of art works. This traceable, and physical, lineage of works illuminated how space and function are mutually defining; interiors are built to serve utility, and practices adjust to their spatial context.

Through this partnership with [working], the mid-Market neighborhood, and Bay Area artists, Borderline activated their mission of engaging with a broadening range of communities to make art more visible, accessible, and meaningful to the greater public.

  • ⇆ Collaborators
  • Leora Lutz
    tamara suarez porras
    Ahna Serendren


Slow Build Open House

Fri September 6th 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Borderline art collective, in collaboration with visiting artists Leora Lutz, tamara suarez porras, and Ahna Serendren, present a viewing of their evolving exhibition Slow Build.


Borderline Art Collective.


Founded in 2017 by Amy Lange, Danielle Andress, Marissa Geoffroy, and Tescia Seufferlein, Borderline shares the desire for a cooperative environment, the aspiration to sustain art in the Bay Area, and the commitment to community involvement and social justice.

As the Bay Area changes, they aim to help preserve a part of what makes the community here unique, and to engage with members of growing commercial industry in order to find mutually beneficial ways to protect and advance the arts.

collaborating artists

Leora Lutz’s personal ideology stems from the fruition of DIY, punk rock reasoning and a life-long practice with the handmade—continually supporting the active roles that art and writing both play in shaping history and impacting peoples’ lives.

tamara suarez porras explores the fluid relationships of time, memory, and history through a photo-conceptual, research-centric practice. Her cross-disciplinary work spans across installation, writing, filmmaking, and performance.

Ahna Serendren’s paintings often include everyday materials such as caulk, carpet, broom bristles and other scraps. Buried beneath layers of paint, these mundane materials become otherly, asking the viewer to slow down in order to take in their mottled, mysterious surfaces.