RAFA ESPARZA is native to and lives in Los Angeles, working predominantly through site-specific live performance and installation. He has shown work at a variety of sites, including traditional fine art contexts and community-based platforms, as well as independently organized outdoor public locations. His work has been shown at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (2015); Bowtie Project, Los Angeles, with Clockshop (2015); Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA (2015); and Vincent Price Art Museum, East Los Angeles (2014). He has performed outside the Twin Towers Correctional Facility, Los Angeles (2015), in Elysian Park (2014), and underneath the viaduct on Fourth and Lorena Streets, in Boyle Heights (2014).
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The following is excerpted from a conversation between Rafa Esparza and Erin Christovale that took place in June in Elysian Park.