Yusnavi Machado

Teacher/Mentor

Education

Yusnavi earned a Bachelor of Arts in Art Studio from DePauw University where her media focus was in Sculpture and Experimental Video.

Experience

Yusnavi has worked as a Survivor Advocate for 4 years helping folks leave and heal from violent situations. Yusnavi also has experience as a case manager helping foster and homeless youth get their high school degrees. In 2019, She was awarded a grant to do research in Cuba on Cuban activist art centering around the 1959 Revolution and created a performance piece titled Arroz Contaminado. That year she also traveled to Ghana to work with local theater groups to establish workshops that local schools could use to help children learn how to express themselves both verbally and physically through the use of story-telling.

Fun Facts and Hobbies

  • Yusnavi has 1 Chihuahua and 4 Chickens as pets.
  • Yusnavi’s art focuses on community advocacy and interrogating ideas surrounding migration, identity, land, violence, nationality, and spirituality through a Cuban-American feminist social-historical lens.
  • Yusnavi has an amazing Garlic Alfredo Sauce recipe.
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