Internet Art & Activism- the #delValleMural

I am a Chicago-based digital media and performance artist. I created this grassroots, social media, portable mural in support of Miguel del Valle‘s campaign for Mayor. follow hashtag: #delValleMural to see how the mural was created.

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#delValleMural

The #delValleMural is finally complete! #delValleMural, 2011, Acrylic on Canvas I am thinking that after the elections a Chicago Public Library would be a really nice home for the piece.  What do you guys think?

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putting final touches on the #delValleMural

The #ChicagoMayor elections are right around the corner… And I am happy to report that I am ALMOST done with the #delValleMural (the hashtag is silent)

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#delValleMural in progress

As a community-based performance artist, I find the act of sharing the process equally important to the act of sharing the final product. Here are images from the last week of the #delValleMural unfolding.

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Nuevos Compañeros: Rio Yañez

My newest partner in crime is the talented, witty, godzilla and pikapika lovin’ Chicano artist and curator Rio Yañez. I first came across his Ghetto Frida two years ago, while working on the project Obsessed With Frida Kahlo. Immediately I felt some sort of cosmic connection-not to Ghetto Frida- but to her creator. And then to…

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Maya Escobar Paint 4 Peace on ABC 7 News

I just re-uploaded a better quality of this video to youtube, check it out if you missed it before…. Clip from ABC7’s “The N Beat,” With Host Theresa Gutierrez back in 2002 Paint 4 Peace is a non-profit organization comprised of artists and activists who strive to create a culture of peace, fortify communities, and…

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