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Favianna Rodriguez – Artist in Residence

Sep 21, 2015
Sep 25, 2015

Latina artist & cultural organizer Favianna Rodriguez is one of the most important visionaries of our times. She is an interdisciplinary visual artist and community organizer known for her vibrant posters dealing with issues such as migration, globalization, and women’s rights.

Favianna’s exhibition Multiverse of Identity at Northeastern’s Gallery 360, features rarely exhibited abstract prints. In her Artist Talk she will share examples of how art can inspire, educate, and become an agent for change.

She also directs an organization called Culture Strike that mobilizes creative people to support global immigration rights. As she says on her web site, “Favianna’s mission is to create profound and lasting social change in the world.”

Residency: Sept 21- 25
Exhibition: Sept 16- Dec 13, Gallery 360, Curry Student Center
Artist Talk: Sept 23, 6PM, Studio Theatre, Curry Student Center

Our Artists In Residence program brings professional studio artists and designers onto campus and into the classroom. Through our residency program and community-based collaborations, the Center has also become a model for supporting creative practice that emphasizes making a positive impact, civic engagement and social justice.

During her residency at the Northeastern Center for the Arts, Favianna will directly connect with students during class visits to Introduction to Women’s Studies taught by Moya Bailey and Communication & Inclusion taught by Dr. Sarah Jackson. She will a host a workshop on Cultural Strategy with students from the Communications Studies course on Social Movements, and student members of Lead360 and the Social Justice Resource Center. Favianna will also meet with students Latin American Student Organization LASO.

This residency has been organized in collaboration with the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion.

Our partners include:Office of Institutional Diversity & Inclusion, Gallery 360, Peace & Social Justice Week, Latino/a Student Cultural Center, Communication Studies DepartmentLead360 and the Boston Cultural Change Network.