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Latinos Who Lunch is a podcast with FavyFav and Babelito. Join them as they engage in conversations about everything from pop culture to art and identity politics. 

Favy Fav

FavyFav is a Las Vegas native and an artist working in the mediums of painting, sculpture, and performance. He is also a curator, food writer, and avid podcast listener. He has participated in exhibitions in Nevada and across the United States. Las Vegas venues include the Contemporary Arts Center and the Clark County Government Center. His work draws from art history, popular culture and his Guatemalan/Mexican heritage. Favy has curated many shows throughout southern Nevada, from UNLV's Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art to El Porvenir Mini-Market in North Las Vegas. When Favy is not in the studio, he is probably watching TV on the internet or listening to podcasts. To view Favy's work please visit, justinfavela.net, or check out our News and Updates section below for upcoming exhibitions in a city near you.(En Español)

 

Babelito

Babelito is a Curator and a Doctoral Candidate in Ibero-America colonial art history from the University of New Mexico. He is a music lover, a Café Tacvba fan and a music festival junky. Since 2007 he has explored themes of violence, identity, race and class difference in colonial Latin American art. He has presented his work in the Universidad Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM) in 2012 and the College of Art Association and American Studies Association in 2015. He has curated art exhibitions for Museo de Arte Religioso Ex-Convento de Santa Mónica in Puebla México, the Mexican Consulate in Las Vegas and for the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV). Currently, Babelito is finishing his Ph.D thesis work and is constantly contributing to the education programs of Arquetopia, Foundation for Development in Puebla and Oaxaca Mexico.(En Español)

Photo by Krystal Ramirez

News & Updates

Latino Visibility in Las Vegas

March 7, 2017 | We are mitú


March 17, 2017 - May 14, 2017 | 920 Commerce Street, Las Vegas

Tilting the Basin highlights the work of six artists in depth, showing several examples from each in a variety of media. Featured artists include Galen BrownJustin Favela (FavyFav)Katie LewisDavid RyanBrent Sommerhauser, and Rachel Stiff. The remaining artists’ work gives visitors a wide-ranging picture of the art being created across Nevada today, including painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, mixed media, street art, installation, sound performance, fiber arts and new media. Some work will live exclusively on social media; others, exclusively as a street mural.


NOVOHISPANIC FRANCISCAN MARTYR PORTRAITS OF NEW MEXICO: THE POLITICS OF A HAGIOGRAPHICAL MISERY

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 6:30pm – 7:30pm | Denver Art Museum

Babelito, Mellon Doctoral Fellow from the University of New Mexico, will explore a political approach to martyr images by analyzing examples anchored to the Franciscan missionary history of New Mexico.

Free for Alianza members and students with current ID, $5 DAM members, $10 others.


Mi Tierra: Contemporary Artists Explore place

February 19th to October 22 | Denver Art Museum

Mi Tierra: Contemporary Artists Explore Place features site-specific installations by 13 Latino artists that express experiences of contemporary life in the American West. Energizing and vibrant artwork is presented by Carmen Argote (Los Angeles), Jaime Carrejo (Denver), Gabriel Dawe (Dallas), Claudio Dicochea (San Antonio), Daniela Edburg (San Miguel de Allende), Justin Favela (Las Vegas), Ana Teresa Fernández (San Francisco), Ramiro Gomez (West Hollywood), John Jota Leaños (San Francisco), Dmitri Obergfell (Denver), Ruben Ochoa (Los Angeles), Daisy Quezada (Santa Fe), and Xochi Solis (Austin).

These artists examine diverse narratives of migration and the complex layering of cultures throughout the Western United States through ideas related to labor, nostalgia, memory, visibility, and displacement. Installations incorporate mixed media, performance-based video art, digital animation, fiber constructions, painting, sculpture, and ceramics.


On exhibit

Under the title CONTEXTUS, the Museo de Arte Religioso Ex-Convento de Santa Mónica in Puebla, Mexico developed a series of exhibits that aim to highlight the “philosophical and theological transformations in Europe and the Americas.” With this ideological thread in mind, Babelito curated “El Martirio de los Apóstoles. La violencia pictórica en la pintura novohispana.”

PRESS

"Radio Menea - EPISODE 27: FOOD WITH LATINOS WHO LUNCH"

April 21, 2017 by Radio Menea

"Latinos Who Lunch" Takes To Los Angeles For RuPaul's DragCon"

April 20, 2017 by Fred Wasser, Nevada Public Radio

"Latinos Who Lunch Interview Ramiro Gomez"

April 10, 2017 by Settlers and Nomads

"Southern Nevada Arts Community Lauded As 'Culture Producers'"

April 07, 2017 by Doug Puppel, Nevada Public Radio

"Latinos Who Lunch: Identity And The Building Trades In Las Vegas"

March 29, 2017 by Fred Wasser, Nevada Public Radio

"Latinos Who Lunch: Identity, Health, Music, Food - And More"

Feb 08, 2017 by Fred Wasser, Nevada Public Radio

"13 Latinx Podcasts that Should be on Your Radar"

Feb 1, 2017 by Manuel Betancourt, Remezcla

"The Conversation Art Podcast - Ep. #175: Justin Favela"

Jan 28, 2017 by Michael Shaw, the conversation

"The Compass - Episode 58: Justin Favela"

Jan 6, 2017 by Leah Walsh, The Compass Podcast

"Making their voices heard"

Dec 22, 2016 by Kristen Peterson, Desert Companion Magazine

"Tamarindo Podcast: #16 - Latinx, Si o No"

Oct 15, 2017 by Tamarindo Podcast

"Even More Latino Podcasts For You to Listen To Right Now"

Oct 13, 2016 by Julio Ricardo Varela, Latino USA

 

 

 

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