Verbo•bala explores border identity through storytelling and digital media, creating performance pieces and installations composed of bilingual poetry, live video projection and sound design.

Formed in Cuernavaca, Mexico in 2007, the group is currently based in Tucson, Arizona and considers the US-Mexico borderlands its home. Described as “going for a poetry written without letters” by Mexico’s national newspaper La Reforma, Verbo•bala’s innovative practice has taken their work from Cuernavacan speakeasies to international venues including the National Hispanic Cultural Center, the Phoenix Art Museum, New York University, and the Poesía.en.Voz.Alta Festival in Mexico City.

Verbo•bala (“bullet verb”) is lead by bilingual poet Logan Phillips and visualist Adam Cooper-Terán, joined by video artist Moisés Regla and DJ Emmett White.

The group is also known for their DJ/VJ work under the name Sonidero Verbo•bala, moving dance floors with rhythms from across the hemisphere.

Selected Presentations

  • 2016 “Shattering the Concrete: Artists, Activists & Instigators,”
    Round 44 curated by Raquel De Anda for Project Row Houses, Houston, USA
  • 2016 Universidad del Estado de Morelos, Cuernavaca, Mexico
  • 2016 Sonoran Strange. Borderlands Theater, Tucson, Arizona
  • 2015 Sonoran Strange. International Sonoran Desert Alliance, Ajo, Arizona
  • 2014 Sonoran Strange. University of Rostock, Germany
  • 2014 Sonoran Strange. Global Justice Center, Tucson, Arizona
  • 2013 Sonoran Strange. Cochise College, Douglas, Arizona
  • 2013 Sonoran Strange. Central School Project, Bisbee, Arizona
  • 2013 Sonoran Strange. Deer Valley Petroglyph Preserve, Phoenix, Arizona
  • 2013 Sonoran Strange. National Hispanic Cultural Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • 2013 Sonoran Strange. Dance Mission Theater, San Francisco, California
  • 2013 Sonoran Strange. Hopi Cultural Center, Second Mesa, Arizona
  • May 2013 Sonoran Strange. Arcosanti, Arizona



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