Layqa Nuna Yawar

Artist, Muralist, Mestizx.
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Layqa Nuna Yawar is a migrant artist, muralist and educator born in Ecuador and based out of Newark, USA. His large scale murals, paintings and projects question injustice, racism and xenophobia, while celebrating cross-cultural identity and migration in order to amplify the silenced narratives of people of color around the Americas and the world.  Read full bio ︎

Recent Projects:

Survivor Love Letter: Tani
Kingston, USA - 2018

Una Gota Rompe La Piedra
New Brunswick, USA - 2018

Across la Tierra
New York, USA - 2018

La Mitad del Grito
Newark, USA - 2018

Radical Impermanence
Newark, USA - 2018

Upcoming Projects:

Forever/Siempre: Layqa Nuna Yawar
at Space1026

November 2-23, 2018
First Friday Opening Reception: November 2, 2018, 6-10pm

Space 1026
1026 Arch Street, 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Moving Walls 25: Another Way Home
Curated by The Documentary Photography Project. 

Another Way Home brings together eight projects led by 13 visionary artists, journalists, and creative technologists who are exploring the topic of migration through documentary practice. These artists reclaim and redefine narratives of refugee and immigrant experiences by focusing on themes of identity, community, and resilience. In addition to being selected for the Another Way Home exhibition, each featured artist will receive a fellowship for work on migration which stands at the intersection of arts, media, documentary, and social change.

September 26th - July 19th, 2018
Opening Reception September 25th, 6pm

Open Society Foundations’ Offices
224 W 57th St, New York, NY 10019

The Crossover: Are Latinos Transforming the US?
Curated by Yesenia López.

The exhibition explores the ways in which US Latinos have influenced mainstream America in areas such as music, film, television, food, politics and literature.  The exhibit showcases original works by migrant Latinx artist Layqa Nuna Yawar.

September 19th - December 31st, 2018
Opening Reception September 19th, 6pm

The Newark Public Library
5 Washington Street, Newark, NJ 07102

Portraits of People We Love
Curated by Sarah McCann

October 5th – November 17th, 2018
Opening Reception October 5th, 7-10pm

Gallery Aferro
73 Market Street, Newark, NJ 07102