M. Jenea Sanchez

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M. Jenea Sanchez
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Born1985 (age 37–38)
Douglas, Arizona, United States
CitizenshipMexico/United States of America
EducationMaster of Fine Arts
Alma materArizona State University
  • Artist
  • Photographer
  • Educator
OrganizationBorder Arts Corridor
Known forPhotography, Video, Textiles, Performance Art

M. Jenea Sanchez is a Mexican-American artist, photographer, and educator. She co-founded the nonprofit arts organization Border Arts Corridor.


Sanchez was born in 1985[1] and raised in Douglas, Arizona, and nearby Agua Prieta, in the state of Sonora, Mexico. She received her Master of Fine Arts degree from Arizona State University|Arizona State University (ASU) in 2011.[2]


Advocacy and education

In her hometown of Douglas, Sanchez has taught photography at Cochise College and graphic design at a local high school.[1] Sanchez co-founded Border Arts Corridor (BAC), based in Douglas, with her husband, Robert Uribe, in 2015.


Sanchez has exhibited her work at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art[3] and the University of Arizona Museum of Art[4]. She has frequently collaborated with fellow ASU alum Gabriela Muñoz. Collaborators since graduate school, they have created large-scale installations centered on women, identity, and the borderlands, and produced Caldo de Pollo in 2020, a video and installation on foodways and shot with their families and members of DouglaPrieta Trabajan, a woman-run collective based in Agua Prieta, Mexico. Sanchez also photographed women of DouglaPrieta in her 2017 portrait series, The Mexican Women’s Post Apocalyptic Survival Guide in the Southwest. "is representative of millions of women around the world who face extreme oppression and poverty."[5]

Academic appointments

  • Cochise College

Selected awards and distinctions

  • National Association of Latino Arts and Culture’s Leadership Institute
  • Mellon-Fronteridades Creative Scholar

M. Jenea Sanchez in the media


  1. 1.0 1.1 ""M. Jenea Sanchez: Brown Rise"". This Works Differently. 2017.
  2. "Our Team: M. Jenea Sanchez." Border Arts Corridor (BAC), https://www.bacaz.org/en/about
  3. ""Push Comes to Shove: Women and Power"". Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. 2017.
  4. ""Other Target/s"". MutualArt.com - The Web's Largest Art Information Service. 2020.
  5. Wallace, Michelle. "15 Minutes with M. Jenea Sanchez: Weaving Community Through Art," Catapult. 18 Jan. 2017. https://catapult.co/stories/15-minutes-with-m-jenea-sanchez

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