2021 Create Change Fellow
NYC| Socially Engaged Art
Manuel Molina Martagon is a multidisciplinary artist working in performance, video and social engaged projects. Molina Martagon holds a MFA in Photography, Video and Related Media from SVA, and a MFA in Creative Writing in Spanish from New York University. His work has been exhibited in Mexico, Spain, China, Cuba, and in the United States in institutions such as the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia and the Art Museum of the Americas in DC. He is a Fulbright recipient and participated at EMERGENYC with the Hemispheric Institute in 2014. In 2018 Molina Martagon organized EL RECREO at Recess and was a recipient of More Art’s Engaging Artist fellowship. Earlier this year, Molina Martagon presented with Artists Alliance and Cuchifritos, Acquired Taste, a project that uses cooking classes as a vehicle to engage in a multisensorial dialogue reaching out to current topics such as immigration, labor, tradition and access.
What is the role of art and culture for the future of the city?
“Art and culture work somewhere between a compass, library, mirror and bulletin board. A place to feel, think, say and connect. It should be really considered whenever drafting the future of a place.”