Taco Biennale 2017

January 15, 2017
Curated and organized by Ben Sanders
Rosarito Mexican Food Restaurant, Pasadena, CA

David Bayus
Matthew F. Fisher
Michael Henry Hayden
Anthony Lepore
Jesse Moretti
Joshua Nathanson
Ben Pederson
Lindsay Preston Zappas
Ben Sanders
Cruz Wilkinson
Nick Wilkinson

Rosarito Mexican Food Restaurant is a small taco shop in Pasadena, California, a few blocks away from the studio. Having frequented this establishment for lunch for almost a decade, it seemed obvious to hang an exhibition in the space. This way the guys that work at Rosarito might understand just what it is this “artist” who eats lunch at their shop does all day, as it is very hard to explain. Luckily, Efrain and the boys at the shop gave their blessing to have an art show in their restaurant. The work was hung hours before the show, and the next morning, it was as if it had evaporated like the Los Angeles morning haze. The taco shop was open for business the entire night and did not close for install or for the show. The show was visited by people who attended it as an art show, as well as regular Rosarito customers just coming in for menudo, not knowing that there was an art opening going on. Viewers were free to order whatever they wanted and have dinner and beers amongst the work.

Photos by Josh Schaedel