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Mayela Rodriguez is a social practice artist reimagining institutional critique as a collective, inclusive, and healing process for Latinx communities. By facilitating the production of community-made collections, Mayela seeks to remind participants of the inherent power of their creative voices in making change. Most recently, Mayela has worked on collaborative projects with Latinx communities in Ann Arbor, Michigan, New Cuyama and Santa Barbara, California.

Rodriguez earned her undergraduate degree at the University of California, Berkeley and received her MFA from the University of Michigan. She is currently a tenure-track professor in the Art Department at Compton College. She also supports Blue Sky Center in New Cuyama, California as their Arts Program Manager. Rodriguez has held workshops, presented lectures, and participated in panels at a number of different arts and cultures organizations, including College Arts Association, The Poetry Foundation, The University of Michigan, Cypress College, and The University of New Haven.

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