Yazmany Arboleda


Yazmany Arboleda (B. 1981) is a Colombian American artist based in New York City. An architect by training, Yazmany’s practice focuses on creating “Living Sculptures,” people coming together to transform their experience of the world through the co-creation of art. His work is motivated largely by political, cultural, and social circumstances. He lectures at UNC, MIT, and other institutions internationally about the power of art in public space. He is also Creative Director of the Brooklyn Cottage, Associate Director of Communications for Artists Striving To End Poverty, and a co-founder of the interdisciplinary performance collective Shook Ones. His work has been written about in the New York Times, Washington Post, UK’s Guardian, Fast Company, and Reuters. In 2013, he was named one of Good Magazine’s 100 People Making Our World Better.

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