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
Latino Visibility in Las Vegas
March 7, 2017 - We are mitú
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. 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.
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 Brown, Justin Favela (FavyFav), Katie Lewis, David Ryan, Brent 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.
Friday April 07 and May 05, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
During First Fridays in the Arts District, visitors can enjoy extended evening hours in our pop-up gallery space. Guests can experience gallery tours and meet the artists of Tilting the Basin; Contemporary Art of Nevada. Enjoy a live taping of special mini-episodes of the Podcast, Latinos Who Lunch with artist Justin Favela interviewing community members and Las Vegas artists.
Saturday April 15, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
12 - 2 pm | Meet the Artists: Justin Favela, Brent Holmes, JK Russ, Sean Slattery and Brent Sommerhauser
Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Denver Art Museum
Join 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 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).
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.”
"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 13, 2016 by Julio Ricardo Varela, Latino USA