Mely Barragán is a Mexican contemporary border artist. Barragán uses elements and images from mass media, pop art, and popular culture to address gender issues, particularly imposed feminine archetypes by our patriarchal society. She utilizes various media including collage, painting, printing and sculpture. Barragán’s wordplay in her art transcribes indiscretion over windows of symbolisms, producing palettes affected by human relationship and time, her philosophy surfaces over found idealisms and broken models. During her two-year residency in China, she co-founded the TJinChina Project Space, which hosted multicultural exchange between Tijuana, her hometown, and the global art discourse. Barragán has participated in many solo exhibitions in Mexico and in group exhibitions in the United States, Spain, China and Mexico.