El Museo del Barrio

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El Museo del Barrio on Fifth Avenue in New York City, on the edge of Spanish Harlem, is one of the foremost Latin American cultural institutions in the United States. La Bienal 2013, El Museo’s seventh biennial exhibition, features work …

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Asalia Olivares de Perez

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When I took my Teacher Training in Yoga, one of the requirements was to present a project of interest to me. I focused on a project involving the Hispanic population, especially people that do not have medical insurance or do …

Luis Carle

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New York-based artist-photographer Luis Carle, was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and moved to New York City in 1984. Carle first studied photography at Parsons School of Design and worked as artist and photographer’s assistant to various well-known photographers. …

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Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture Without Borders

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Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture Without Borders is a New York-based nonprofit organization dedicated to celebrating Mexican culture and promoting the understanding of Mexican traditions through arts, culture, humanities, and annual holiday celebrations. It was founded in 2000 as a …

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Americas Society

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For nearly 50 years, Americas Society has been featuring Latin American artists, musicians, writers, and leaders in New York City. Our Literature program supported the first English translation of One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez; our Visual Arts …

Loco Ninja

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Born and raised in Spanish Harlem, New York. Loco Ninja lived a pretty tuff life but did not let a single obstacle stop him. Growing up in the mean streets of Harlem with a single mother and no father figure …

Alvaro Benavides

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I was born in Caracas, Venezuela and came to the States 18 years ago, but I didn’t come to New York, I came to Boston. I lived in Boston for eight years and 10 years ago I moved to New …

Sol Aramendi

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I’m an artist working in new media, photography and video. I was born in a small town in Argentina and founded the Project Luz Photography Program for New Immigrants. It teaches empowerment through photography. When you move to New York, …

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Michael Meijas

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I was born in Bronx, NY, and raised in the West Farms Housing Projects. I am a Puerto Rican and proud literary agent by day and playwright by night. I am the founding member of the Dramatic Question Theatre (DQT). …

Guillermo Linares

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It was probably the most challenging time for me to transition from a farm to a city like New York. I felt out of place, I didn’t know the language. There were so many things discouraging me from moving forward. …

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