ABOUT THE PROJECT
Raul and Fernanda’s commissioned project will be a Bushwick-based mixed-media mural project that will address the issue of racial justice, and its intersection with exploitation, displacement, and police violence within black and brown communities.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Raul (Create Change Fellow ‘13) obtained a BFA from the Catholic University of Ecuador, 2007, and a Painting Certificate from IUNA, Argentina, 2008. In 2006, he was invited to the program “Empowerment Across Continents” in Budapest, as a result of his work facilitating art classes in prisons of Quito. Raul’s work was also shown in several exhibitions, including the OVNI Video Art Festival in Barcelona. In addition, he was awarded a scholarship in 2009 to participate in the Foundations in Arts workshop, offered in Quito by educators from the Massachusetts College of Arts.
Fernanda is an Ecuadorian immigrant based in Brooklyn, New York. She is a member and co-founder of Ropajeveros: Immigrant Workers Art Collective and of the People’s Climate Arts group. Her work focuses on social justice and the intersection and common origin of the social issues of our time through cultural organizing, immigrant community health, language access, and oral histories.
Read Raul’s 2013 Creative Conversation with Noelle Ghoussaini