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Art and Activism: Framing the Political Debate with Edel Rodriguez and Lucia Cuba

Americas Society / Council of the Americas

November 8, 2017


The event is free of charge for all YPA and AS/COA members and $15 for nonmembers.

Join Young Professionals of the Americas (YPA) and Americas Quarterly (AQ) as we discuss the meeting point of visual art and activism with Edel Rodriguez and Lucia Cuba, two of AQ’s Top 5 Art Activists. Edel Rodriguez, a Cuban-American artist and illustrator, often blends images of well-known leaders with social commentary. His work has been published in magazines like The New Yorker, Time, Rolling Stone, and Fortune Magazine. Lucia Cuba, a Peruvian mixed-media artist, uses garments to address health-related issues, particularly for women. Managing editor of AQ Juliana Barbassa will give introductory remarks, followed by presentations by Rodriguez and Cuba on their latest projects and how their work influences political debate in the Americas. A reception will follow the presentations.


  • Juliana Barbassa, Managing Editor, Americas Quarterly; Director of Policy, Americas Society/Council of the Americas @jbarbassa
  • Lucia Cuba, Artist and Assistant Professor of Fashion Design, The New School @LuciaCuba
  • Edel Rodriguez, Artist @edelstudio

YPA is an international network that provides a platform for young professionals in their 20s and 30s to connect around the latest trends in the Americas through its New York City and Miami chapters. Not a member? Join YPA today for complimentary access to this event.

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Examples of Cuba's and Rodriguez's work can be viewed here: