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.
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 the University of Nevada in Las Vegas’ (UNLV) Marjorie Barrick Museum to El Porvenir Mini-Market in North Las Vegas. When Justin is not in the studio, he is probably watching TV on the internet or listening to podcasts. To view Favy's work please visit his website, justinfavela.net, or check out our News and Updates section below for upcoming exhibitions in a city near you.(En Español)
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), 2012, 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 collaborating to the education programs of Arquetopia, Foundation for Development in Puebla and Oaxaca Mexico.(En Español)
Photo by Krystal Ramirez
News & Updates
April 10, 2017, 7pm, Barrick Museum Auditorium
Join Settlers + Nomads and the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art for The Artist as Culture Producer, a lively panel discussion about the impact of visual artists on their communities. This panel marks the return to Las Vegas of the renowned Minneapolis artist Sharon Louden, who packed out Trifecta Gallery in April 2014 with an event based on her first book, “Sustaining a Creative Life: Essays by 40 Working Artists” (2013). The Barrick conversation will form part of an international tour for her second book - also named “The Artist as Culture Producer” - which continues the program of artist-written essays already begun in “Creative Life”. This new collection challenges popular misconceptions about the artist as an isolated figure, arguing instead that artists “furnish measurable and innovative outcomes at the front lines of education, the non-proﬁt sector, and corporate environments” (Louden). Moderated by the Barrick’s Interim Director Alisha Kerlin, the panel will feature local artists Andreana Donahue, Justin Favela (FavyFav), and Wendy Kveck, alongside Louden and the New York painter Clarity Haynes. The audience will be invited to join in a stimulating assessment of the ideas raised by the book. A public reception and book signing will follow.
Feb 1, 2017 by Manuel Betancourt, Remezcla
Dec 22, 2016 by Kristen Peterson, Desert Companion Magazine
On their podcast, Latinos Who Lunch, FavyFav and Babelito mix food, pop culture and identity politics into a defiantly brown voice for the Trump era.
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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.”
Mi Tierra: Contemporary Artists Explore place
February 19th to October 22, Denver Art Museum
Mi Tierra: Contemporary Artists Explore Place will feature site-specific installations by 13 Latino artists that express experiences of contemporary life in the American West. Energizing and vibrant artwork will be 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).