The commissioner of the project, Eloisa Haudenschild, is a collector and active supporter of global contemporary art, especially the work of emerging artists and the artistic communities in Latin America, China, and Europe. Since 1997, she has been the director of the binational initiative inSite, which commissions artists to make new work in Mexico and the United States. In 2003, she founded the haudenschildGarage, which works with artists through international and regional projects and commissions to present symposia, lectures, and film screenings to the public. A series of artist residencies introduced a group of young Chinese artists to the United States for the first time. In early 2010, the haudenschildGarage entered into partnership with Fundación Migdalia Rubio, whose mission is to offer scholarships, labs, summer programs, and holiday dinners to economically challenged elementary and high school students in Tijuana, Mexico.