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Favianna Rodriguez

Favianna Rodriguez

  • 2022 — Speaker
  • 2019 — Artist
  • 2018 — Artist

Favianna Rodriguez is an interdisciplinary artist, cultural strategist and social justice activist based in Oakland, California. Her art and praxis address migration, gender justice, climate change, racial equity and sexual freedom. Rodriguez’s creative practice boldly challenges entrenched myths and cultural practices while embodying the YES of a pluralistic future. Her collaborations include Ben & Jerry's Pecan Resist, two large scale public art commissions with the city of San Francisco and a partnership with Joey Soloway of Topple Productions to create a fellowship for marginalized voices in the entertainment industry. Rodriguez’s work serves as a record of her human experiences as a woman of color, embracing joy and pleasure through personal transformation and psychedelics. Growing up in Oakland during the era of the war on drugs and the birth of Hip Hop, her signature mark-making embodies the perspective of a first-generation American Latinx artist with Afro-Latinx roots .She was featured in a documentary series titled Migration is Beautiful, addressing how artists respond to failed immigrant policy in the United States.