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Meet Raul Ayala

May 6, 2015

Meet our 2015 Commissioned Artists!

 

Can you tell us about an experience during your Fellowship with The LP that inspired you or shifted how you approach your creative practice?

I had many experiences but I would say Ebony`s workshop [on cultural organizing] inspired me to keep in mind who I am working for.

 

Please tell us of an artist, curator, activist, or project that has influenced you or inspired you.

The collective that got started after the People`s Climate March. They are a group of artists, curators, activist and organizers who I am deeply involved with, creating art for manifestations in the streets of New York.

 

Please tell us about a place in your neighborhood that is personally meaningful to you, and why?

The Mayday Space because that is where we created the art for the People`s Climate Arts and I met a lot of great, inspiring artists and organizers who I am currently working with.

 

What is your favorite book, film or song about NYC?

I don`t have a favorite but I really love Hector Lavoe and all Fania All Stars artists since I was a kid.

 

If you have an idea of a blog post or topic you’d like to contribute to our blog, please share below!

Spanglish and intercultural identities.

 

What is the web address for your blog?

raulayalablog.blogspot.com

 

Read about Raul’s 2015 Commissioned Project here.

Check out Raul’s Creative Conversation with Noelle Ghoussaini.

 

Raul Ayala is an Ecuadorean artist focused on muralism and socially engaged art. Ayala is the co-founder of Ropavejeros, Immigrant Workers Art Collective, and an active member of the People`s Climate Arts, an organization that serves as a movement-­wide resource that facilitates visual, performance, and new media art for use in public interventions.