John Jairo Valencia

John Jairo Valencia

JOHN JAIRO VALENCIA (Xicanx, Jumano, Colombian) grew up in Boyle Heights and La Puente (Tongva territory), yet also feels connected to their ancestral homelands in the Chihuahuan Desert, Central Mexico, and the Colombian Andes by way of stories. As an artist, they daydream about storytelling, ancestral memory, and ways to restore our “broken” relationships to the Earth and Universe. Say hello on Instagram: @elotedreamz.

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