Armando Minjarez is a Mexican interdisciplinary artist, designer, and community organizer. He came to this country as a teenager and soon became involved in the Kansas immigrant struggle and the national campaign calling for the passing of the DREAM Act in 2004.
His practice is guided by themes of displacement, collaboration, and empowerment to open space for the development of social change strategy, creative expression, and liberation for racialized communities.
He is cofounder of the Kansas-based non-profit organizations The Seed House~La Casa de la Semilla, The NorthEnd Urban Arts Festival and art collective ICT ARMY of Artists, and most recently a winner of a $100K Knight Cities Challenge grant for his community art project Horizontes.
Armando has presented work, conducted research, and facilitated workshops and trainings on racism, displacement, migration and creative expression in Canada, USA, Mexico, and throughout Europe. He has been the recipient of several grants, and his creative and community work has been featured on the New York Times, Buzzfeed, C Magazine, CityLab Latino and published in peer-reviewed scientific journals.
Photo Credit: Kevin Wildt