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XOCHITL

writer   visual artist   poet    art director    curator

passionate about the impact of public art--as democratized spaces of expression with potential to transform and inform, community engagement and mentoring, connection of written word to the visual

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DEDOS

visual artist    2D animator    muralist    popper/bboy

His roots are in graffiti art-- considered a pioneer within Canada--gradually becoming a commissioned muralist with over 100 murals to date.

formally trained animator with over 20 yrs as lead creative in animation/gaming industry.

As a dancer he was one of the founding members of '90s hip hop group the "Rascalz"—their protest at the JUNO awards resulted in a recognition of Hip Hop as its own genre /culture within Canada.

As son of immigrant Uruguayan parents, hip hop was paramount in defining his identity and sense of belonging.