Favianna Rodriguez is an interdisciplinary artist, cultural organizer, and social justice activist

Favianna Rodriguez is an interdisciplinary artist, cultural strategist, and social justice activist based in Oakland, California. Her art and participatory projects address migration, gender justice, sexual freedom and ecology. Favianna leads art interventions around the United States at the intersection of art, justice and cultural equity. Her artistic modalities include social practice, visual art, arts advocacy and institution building. Her works serve as a record of her human experiences as a woman of color confronting interlocking cultural traditions and biases, while embracing joy, freedom and complexity as an antidote to the the life-long impacts of systemic inequality. She is the Executive Director of CultureStrike, a national arts organization that empowers artists to dream big and disrupt the status quo. In 2016, she received the Robert Rauschenberg Artist as Activist Fellowship for her work around immigrant detention and mass incarceration.


Gloria Steinem on the moments that "get you off your ass and into the revolution"
Arts Organizing Lifts Oakland Teachers Strike
Common Dreams

Latest Events

Apr 21
We Are Here: Conversations
3:30 p.m – 5:00 p.m.
SFMOMA, Floor 4, Gina and Stuart Peterson White Box
A discussion on the ways in which artists, curators, and scholars have addressed feminism and its relationship to larger systems of oppression and discrimination based not only on gender, but race, sexuality, ableism, and class in the era of #MeToo and Black Lives Matter. Free with museum admission
Apr 18
UC San Diego- Art, Power and the Radical Imagination ft. Favianna Rodriguez
The Loft, Price Center, UC San Diego 9500 Gilman La Jolla, CA 92093
Culture is power. Culture surrounds us all the time. It shapes our identity and forges our collective imagination. How does art inspire new ways of thinking? How can art support social justice movements?

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