Jan 14, 2022
In this week's episode we bring you a super upbeat interview with rising Latinx artist Justin Favela! Some of you may know him as FavyFav from the popular podcasts Latinos Who Lunch, and The Art People Podcast. In this episode we get real about wedging ourselves into spaces of power, we dissect a piñata mosaic, discuss the qualifications of taco experts, get into Latinx art history, and we find out how the Favela Family Fiestas come into being in museums across the United States.
Based in Las Vegas, Nevada, and known for large-scale installations and sculptures that manifest his interactions with American pop culture and the Latinx experience, Justin Favela has exhibited his work both internationally and across the United States. His installations have been commissioned by museums including the Denver Art Museum in Colorado and Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Arkansas. He is the recipient of the 2018 Alan Turing LGTBIQ Award for International Artist and is a current Joan Mitchell Fellow, 2021. He holds a BFA in fine art from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
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