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.
Latinos Who Lunch is a podcast that was created to provide a digital media platform that reflects the intersectionality between queer, Latinx, and Spanglish voices in an Anglo dominated podcast world. FavyFav and Babelito approach the topics of identity, food, family and history in a responsible yet humorous way. Latinos Who Lunch intends to blend all these ideas together by placing into context everything from the piñata as a symbol of multiculturalism in Mexico, to the politics of Frida Kahlo as an icon of Mexicanidad. By maintaining visibility, accessibility and a philosophy of de-centering white male dominating cultural practices at the core mission of their content, Latinos Who Lunch strives to open a dialogue with their listeners about topics that many podcasts will not address.
FavyFav is a Las Vegas native working in the mediums of painting, sculpture, and performance. His work draws from art history, popular culture and his Guatemalan/Mexican heritage. He has participated in exhibitions and artists residencies across the United States, Mexico and Europe. Favela has curated many shows throughout southern Nevada, at spaces such as UNLV’s Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art to El Porvenir Mini-Market in North Las Vegas. Recent exhibitions of note include Unsettled at the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno; Mi Tierra: Contemporary Artists Explore Place, featuring site-specific installations by 13 Latino artists that express experiences of contemporary life in the American West at the Denver Art Museum and the group exhibition Shonky: The Aesthetics of Awkwardness touring the United Kingdom. FavyFav is also the 2018 recipient of the Alan Turing LGTBIQ Award for International Artist. To view Favy's work please visit, justinfavela.com, or check out our News and Updates section below for upcoming exhibitions in a city near you.
Babelito, is a recent Ph.D. in Ibero-America colonial art history from the University of New Mexico. Since 2007 he has explored themes of violence, identity, race and class difference in colonial Latin American art. Among other venues, Babelito has presented his work at The Universidad Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM), The Denver Art Museum, The College of Art Association and American Studies Association. He has curated art exhibitions for Museo de Arte Religioso Ex-Convento de Santa Mónica in Puebla México, for the Mexican Consulate in Las Vegas and for the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV). An essay titled "Hagiographical Misery and the Liminal Witness: Novohispanic Franciscan Martyr Portraits and the Politics of Imperial Expansion," was published by Brill in the spring of 2018. Currently, Babelito is a Visiting Professor in Chicago, collaborates to the education programs of Arquetopia, Foundation for Development in Puebla and Oaxaca Mexico, and lectures on Latinx visibility in the podcast world.
Photo by Krystal Ramirez
News & Updates
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.
"Morado Lens - Ep. 38: The Latinos Who Lunch Podcast on Faux Brujas, Mexican Ceviche, and Cultural Appropriation"
August 16, 2017 by Morado Lens
May 11, 2017 by Cafe Con Pam
"This Latinx Installation Artist is Making Piñatas That Say Something About Race, Culture and Queerness"
May 4, 2017 by Miriam Zoila Pérez
May 3, 2017 by Nos Vemos en el Swap Meet
April 21, 2017 by Radio Menea
April 20, 2017 by Fred Wasser, Nevada Public Radio
April 10, 2017 by Settlers and Nomads
April 07, 2017 by Doug Puppel, Nevada Public Radio
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
Feb 1, 2017 by Manuel Betancourt, Remezcla
Jan 28, 2017 by Michael Shaw, the conversation
Jan 6, 2017 by Leah Walsh, The Compass Podcast
Dec 22, 2016 by Kristen Peterson, Desert Companion Magazine
Oct 15, 2017 by Tamarindo Podcast
Oct 13, 2016 by Julio Ricardo Varela, Latino USA