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Favianna Rodriguez is an interdisciplinary artist, cultural organizer, and political activist based in Oakland, California. Her art and collaborative projects address migration, economic inequality, gender justice, and ecology. Favianna lectures globally on the power of art, cultural organizing and technology to inspire social change, and leads art interventions in communities around the country. Rodriguez partners with social movement groups around the world to create art that’s visionary and transformational. She is the Executive Director of CultureStrike, a national arts organization that engages artists, writers and performers in migrant rights. She was recently featured in a documentary series titled Migration is Beautiful which addressed how artists responded to failed immigrant policy in the United States. In 2009, she co-founded Presente.org, a national online organizing network dedicated to the political empowerment of Latino communities.
Anti-war Education Environment & Climate Feminisms & Gender Global Solidarity Health Indigenous Resistance Inspiration Migration Queer Liberation Racial Justice Social Movements
Firebrands: Portraits from the Americas
Be the Change! a Justseeds Coloring Book
We Are All In This Together: exhibition catalog
Love Rectangle – I Remember
Eat Well. You Are Made of Food
This Is An Emergency!
El Maiz Es Nuestro (The Corn Is Ours)
I’m a Slut
Undocumented. Unafraid. (No Tenemos Miedo)
International Women’s Day
Maestro Carlos Cortez
Quiero Ser Artista
We Can’t Wait
International Migrant’s Day
Nuestro Labor Mantiene La Economia Del Mundo
I’m Sure In Her You’ll Find Sanctuary
From the Banks of Chaos
3 Posters Celebrating International Women’s Day and telling the woman-haters to F-off!
Happy International Women’s Day to all my sisters out there! Politicians and conservatives are waging an all out war on women, our bodies, our access to health, our right to…
Save Felipe’s Family – Father Deported, Kids Taken Away
Meet Felipe, a father who is on the verge of losing the right to his children forever. Felipe Montes was deported to Mexico about a year ago, away from his…
Don’t Let ICE Deport a Protestor from the Occupy Movement! Migrants are the 99%
UPDATE @ 3:02 PM PST: Pancho has just been released!! Thank you to all who supported!!! Francisco “Pancho” Ramos-Stierle was arrested on Monday as he was sitting in silent, non-violent…
Must WATCH: Immigrant abuse exposed in new documentary
A very powerful documentary, LOST IN DETENTION, recently aired on PBS’s Frontline and revealted the devastating consequences of the mass incarceration of immigrants and the harsh toll it takes on…
VIDEO: Exhibit featuring Pro-Migrant Artwork, 1 DAY only in LA! Fri. July 29
The Sound Strike Art Exhibit Promo – July 29, 2011 from Favianna Rodriguez on Vimeo. If you are want to see some of the freshest artwork by artists from around…
LISTEN: How Artists Are Fighting Anti-Migrant Hate
There has never been a movement for social change without art and culture being central to that movement. Music, graphics and the written word are powerful living reminders of struggles…
Investing in myself my practice. Suggestions for Artists and Creatives
One of the most frequent questions I get when I lecture in universities around the country is: “What Art School did you go to?” I actually did not attend art…
Calling visual artists to exhibit in pro-migrant cultural event in LA on July 29th!
Attention Fellow Visual Artists: Are you a visual artist that fights for Human Rights? Do you have art work about migrants, immigration, day laborers, DREAM Act students, borders, raids, anti-militarization…
Favianna in Toronto! Art Opening Tonight 7 pm, Workshop on Saturday 6/25
Justseeder, Favianna, doing artist talk @ PNCA in Portland Wed. 4.27.2011
I’m back in the wonderful city of Portland visiting my friend and printmaking master, Paul Mullowney (shown above). I met Paul on some trips to Maui in 2009 and 2010….
More on Tax Day! Flashmob stands up to corporate free-loader Bank of America, for not paying their taxes! FRESH!
Over the weekend, my friends in San Francisco pulled this action targetting Bank of America. It’s awesome! Props to US Uncut and the Ruckus Society! If you don’t see video…
Who are the Corporate Free Loaders?
Just got this today from MoveOn. Please share far and wide on tax day!
While Corporate Tax Cheats are Bankrupting the country, Artists fight back!
I pay my taxes every year, although reluctantly, because I know that 20% of my tax dollars go to funding wars. But it enrages me when large American companies, who…
Artists from Across US Respond to “New World Border”. Exhibit in Arizona, New Jersey Missouri
I’m a part of a radical art traveling exhibit that is responding to the US/Mexico border wall, as well as to the inhumane policies along border states that are tearing…
Move Your Money! Wisconsin Firefighters Shut Down Bank That Funded Walker
I was so excited to read about this on Alternet over the weekend! Everybody knows the GOP’s biggest weakness is money, so why not hit ’em in the sweet spot?…
International Women’s Day Posters – Celebrating 100 Years of Women’s Power!
2011 marks 100 years of International Women’s Day! In March 1911 over a million women and men in Austria, Germany, Denmark and Switzerland came together to mark the first International…
Tonight in San Jose! When 80’s pop culture crosses with migrant culture…
I have an artist talk tonight in San Jose! March 4, at 7:00pm Location: MACLA – 510 S. First Street San José, CA 95113 If you are familiar with my…
Viva Michael Rossman! Viva the Poster!
This Fri, Feb. 25 in Oakland CA, there will be a massive Poster Jam celebrating the Oakland Museum’s recent acquisition of Michael Rossman’s AOUON (All of Us or None) Political…
Post-Chicana: Upcoming Artist Talk w/ some Dope Sistahs
From now through March 18, 2011, you can catch my work in a group show at the Center for Integrative Studies. The exhibit, ChicaChic, showcases the work of five prominent…
Favianna speaking in Delaware today
Favianna Rodriguez is in Delaware visiting with students and faculty at the University of Delaware Art Department. Today she has a big lecture! Come check it out if you are…
Reproduce Revolt/Reproduce Y Rebélate
Politicians Off My Poontang
Yo Pussy Power
Firebrands: Portraits from the Americas
Voices From Outside: Critical Resistance
Green Our Communities
Tu Lucha Es Mi Lucha
Nuestro Labor Mantiene La Economia del Mundo
Be An Artist
It’s My Body. It’s My Pussy.
Come Out About Your Abortion
No Human Being is Illegal
Embracing the Velocity of Change
The Illusion of Control Part 4
We Are the Storm
Migration is Beautiful
Eat Well. You Are Made of Food
Over The Rainbow
The Worldwide Movement To End Racism
Cooking Is Self Determination
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Spring 2012 Favianna Rodriguez is a celebrated printmaker and digital artist based in Oakland, California. Using high-contrast colors and vivid figures, her composites reflect literal and imaginative migration, global community, and interdependence. Whether her subjects are immigrant day laborers in the U.S., mothers of disappeared women in Juárez, Mexico, or her own abstract self portraits, Rodriguez brings new audiences into the art world by refocusing the cultural lens. Through her work we witness the changing U.S. metropolis and a new diaspora in the arts.
Hailed as “visionary”, Favianna is renown for her vibrant posters dealing with issues such as war, immigration, globalization, and social movements. By creating lasting popular symbols – where each work is the multiplicand and its location the multiplier – her work interposes private and public space, as the art viewer becomes the participant carrying art beyond the borders of the museum.
Rodriguez has lectured widely on the use of art in civic engagement and the work of artists who, like herself, are bridging the community and museum, the local and international. Rodriguez’s has worked closely with artists in Mexico, Europe, and Japan, and her works appear in collections at Bellas Artes (Mexico City), The Glasgow Print Studio (Glasgow, Scotland), and Los Angeles County Museum of Art (Los Angeles).
Rodriguez has exhibited at Museo del Barrio (New York); de Young Museum (San Francisco); Mexican Fine Arts Center (Chicago); Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (San Francisco); Sol Gallery (Providence, RI); Huntington Museum and Galería Sin Fronteras (Austin, TX); and internationally at the House of Love & Dissent (Rome), Parco Museum (Tokyo), as well as in England, Belgium, and Mexico. She was a 2005 artist-in-residence at San Francisco’s prestigious de Young Museum, a 2007-2008 artist-in-residence at Kala Art Institute (Berkeley, CA), and received a 2006 Sea Change Residency from the Gaea Foundation (Provincetown, MA). Rodriguez is recipient of a 2005 award from the Center for the Study of Political Graphics.
As a teacher, Rodriguez has conducted workshops and presentations at Loyola Marymount University (Los Angeles), El Faro de Oriente (Mexico), de Young Museum (San Francisco), the Habana Hip Hop Festival (Habana, Cuba), as well as Williams College and The Commonwealth Club. In 2003, she co-founded the Taller Tupac Amaru printing studio to foster resurgence in the screenprinting medium. She is co-founder of the EastSide Arts Alliance (ESAA) and Visual Element, both programs dedicated to training young artists in the tradition of muralism. She is additionally co-founder and president of Tumis Inc., a bilingual design studio helping to integrate art with emerging technologies.
Rodriguez is co-editor of Reproduce and Revolt! with internationally renowned stencil artist and art critic Josh MacPhee (Soft Skull Press, 2008). An unprecedented contribution to the Creative Commons, the 200-page book contains more than 600 bold, high-quality black and white illustrations for royalty-free creative use. Her artwork also appears in The Design of Dissent (Rockport Publishers, 2006), Peace Signs: The Anti-War Movement Illustrated (Edition Olms, 2004), and The Triumph of Our Communities: Four Decades of Mexican Art (Bilingual Review Press, 2005).
Favianna Rodriguez taught “Show Me Your Papers: Immigration, Youth, Printmaking & Storytelling For Social Justice” in the spring quarter of 2012.
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