Interdisciplinary artist and social justice activist Favianna Rodriguez hosts an intimate political poster making workshop that illuminates the form’s legacy as an expression of social activism. Organized by Enrique Chagoya and Rodriguez in tandem with his own work on view in What is an edition, anyway?, the workshop references posters’ primacy in the earlier stages of political movements—such as the Mexican, Soviet, and Cuban Revolutions—before those same practices became part of propagandistic strategies in the same countries.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Favianna Rodriguez (b. 1978) is an interdisciplinary artist, cultural strategist, and social justice activist whose practice addresses migration, economic inequality, gender justice, sexual freedom, and ecology to reshape the myths, ideas, and cultural practices of the present. As part of her practice, Rodriguez leads art interventions around the United States, collaborating with social movements to co-create visual narratives and cultural strategies that are resilient and transformative. She is the executive director of the national arts organization CultureStrike and has exhibited at the de Young Fine Arts Museum, San Francisco; Mexican Fine Arts Center, Chicago; Museo del Barrio, New York; and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco. She is a recipient of the Robert Rauschenberg Artist as Activist Fellowship, an Atlantic Fellowship for Racial Equity, and since 2018 has organized with 5050by2020.com, an initiative launched by Jill Soloway to build intersectional artist power in the entertainment industry. Rodriguez lives in Oakland, California.