I exist...I think.
Isabel “Isa” Figueroa is a NuYorican, Chicago based creator, curator, educator, arts administrator, creative consultant, and community organizer. They were a 2022 United Working Families Fellow on the policy and legislation track with a focus on the Treatment Not Trauma Campaign. Her work through iZxist includes trainings, workshops, and event production as a way to highlight artists, artisans, performers, activists, and others in multigenerational and collaborative spaces for community celebration and dialogue. Their artwork is an exploration of existence and identity; utilizing clowns and crowns as a metaphor for humanity, self worth and value beyond vanity. Since 2011, Isa has extensively led community engagement, arts education and environmental stewardship initiatives with various organizations. Additionally, she is Co-founder of Siempre Contigo Inc., a not-for-profit providing direct aid to families in Puerto Rico affected by Hurricane Maria. Isa holds a BFA in Photography from Saint John’s University and Certification in Creative Practice from the International Center of Photography.