I’ve co-founded and been involved in a wide array of community projects ranging from zine-making, publishing, arts education and more.
La Liga is an online and print publication showcasing the many ways latinxs, chicanxs, indígenas, and/or latin americans are dissecting their cultural identities; meant to function as a bridge between virtual safe spaces and real life experiences for the current and future latinx generations to explore liberation (not to be confused with equality); created with the intent to pragmatically disrupt neoliberal white supremacist media outlets and monopolies; interested in exploring pamphleting as an art practice, protest art, permanence of meaning, creating alternative economies, distributing conocimientos, building community and learning to hold each other accountable.
Released a zine funded by NALAC on Latinidad and Colorism in 2018
Curated and produced a panel featuring Ana Castillo and more at Printed Matter’s Art Book Fair in 2017
Organized and hosted release parties, fundraisers and more
Wavelengths: APAP World Music Pre-Conference is the largest gathering of world music professionals in North America. Co-produced by globalFEST and the PR firm rock paper scissors, the two-day world music forum is held at the Association for Performing Arts Professionals (APAP) conference in New York each January, and is free and open to the public. The conference includes lively discussions and workshops on the latest issues in the world music field, and is geared towards all industry professionals including artist, agents, managers, presenters, press, and more.
Co-producer and co-curator of the 2 day pre-conference
Create design and branding for each edition
Moderated a panel on Latinx identity in 2019
Featured women of color in an art and activism panel in 2018
Casa Experimental was an after-school program and gallery space. Every week Bushwick high school students created artwork at the Ridgewood-Bushwick Youth Center (now RiseBoro) and displayed their work at Casa's gallery inside the Silent Barn. With the guidance of guest artists and facilitators Stephanie Orentas and Emilia Shaffer-Del Valle, students worked with a variety of media and extend their practice to encompass visual, sound and performing arts. We encouraged an uninhibited exploration of the arts through collaboration and personal reflection.
Focused on WOC artist led art workshops
Hosted an art opening at the Silent Barn with a performance by Sammus
Introduced students to digital arts like DJing with Bembona, green screens with Laia Sole and more
Writing On It All was a participatory writing project open to all interested members of the public. In sessions led by artists and writers, participants were invited to write on the interior surfaces of an out-of-use house – and no two sessions were alike. Facilitators and session members take to the walls to write, attending to the dynamics of writing as well as to pressing issues of the day. Poets, street artists, activists, choreographers, domestic workers, as well as professional writers and artists lead experiments dealing with diverse topics, using all kinds of materials, including music and projection, charcoal and chalk, pencil and paint. Everything counts as writing.
Archived all sessions through photography
Developed all digital assets including photo archive, social media, and website