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Interview with Justin Favela

Artist interview

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Hear from Kissing through a Curtain exhibiting artist Justin Favela about his identity as an artist, how his practice has evolved, and more.

This interview was originally recorded as part of a Virtual Posada Festival held in December 2020 in consultation with members of MASS MoCA’s Community Advisory Network.

About the Artist
Based in Las Vegas, Nevada, and known for large-scale installations and sculptures that manifest his interactions with American pop culture and the Latinx experience, Justin Favela has exhibited his work both internationally and across the United States. His installations have been commissioned by museums including the Denver Art Museum in Colorado and Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Arkansas. His latest major project, Puente Nuevo, was on view in Fort Worth, Texas, at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, through June 2020. He is the recipient of the 2018 Alan Turing LGTBIQ Award for International Artist. Favela hosts two culture-oriented podcasts, “Latinos Who Lunch” and “The Art People Podcast.” He holds a BFA in fine art from UNLV.

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Photo by Mikayla Whitmore