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About

Nansi Guevara is a border artist and activist from Laredo, Texas. Her work is at the core of using her border and rasquache sensibilities to create decolonial public artwork alongside communities. As part of a Fulbright in Mexico City she co-authored and co-illustrated a children’s book for pediatric cancer patients, currently used in the Hospital General de México Federico Gómez and Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. She studied Arts in Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She was an Artplace Artist in Residence for the Design Studio for Social Intervention in Boston, Massachusetts and partnered with Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative to work alongside communities in the Roxbury and Dorchester, and created several public art pieces celebrating and amplifying the experiences of people of color in the Northeast. Nansi currently lives in Brownsville, Texas and is the co-founder and co-director of Taller de Permiso, an artplace funded project to demystify city permitting processes and create pathways of access for street vendors through art, creative placemaking, and community organizing. She co-founded, Las Imaginistas, a socially engaged artist colectivo that works to create space for community to imagine a  decolonized border. Las Imaginistes are Blade of Grass Fellows and Artplace America Grantees.