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.
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