Art and activism are a vital part of Vallarta Pride and this year we will have the honor of having the presence of Daniel Arzola, activist, visual artist and graphic designer creator of the popular designs of the artwork “I’m Not a Joke”, which will be Part of the t-shirts that can be obtained during Vallarta Pride 2017, which sale will be destined for the fundraising in favor of the PrEP cause in Puerto Vallarta 2018.
Daniel Arzola, Venezuelan, is a visual artist and human rights defender who has popularized the term “Activism” as the creator of “I’m Not a Joke”, a series of fifty posters that became the first Venezuelan viral campaign to reach five continents.
Arzola’s work has been reviewed in media such as Globovision, Venevisión, El Nacional (Venezuela), Page / 12 (Argentina), El Mercurio (Chile), and Al Jazeera. In addition to the American LGBT magazines Out Magazine and The Advocate. Daniel Arzola participated in the project Art For Freedom of the singer Madonna, being the only artist to have five works selected for the project worldwide, two of them chosen by the singer Katy Perry. On October 8th last year, Madonna expressed on Twitter that she loved the work of Arzola:
this art is no joke i love this @Arzola_d
— Madonna (@Madonna) 8 de octubre de 2013
Daniel’s works have been broadcast in various universities in Venezuela, the United States and Canada. Arzola was included in the list of the seven most talented young Venezuelans.
Learn more about Daniel Arzola on his official fanpage.
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