Alixa Garcia performing during the Women's March on Washington on January 21, 2017 in Washington, DC.

Alixa Garcia performing during the Women's March on Washington on January 21, 2017 in Washington, DC.

 

Alixa Garcia

Alixa Garcia is Co-Founder & Co-Artistic Director of Climbing PoeTree, an internationally renowned award winning multi-media theater, world music, and activist spoken word duo out of Brooklyn, NY. She has been a keynote presenter, workshop facilitator, and performer at hundred of venues and conferences, from the United Nations and Harvard University to the Brooklyn Academy of Music and Rikers Island Prison. She is the Co-Director & Co-Producer of the award-winning theater production, art installation, and national organizing strategy Hurricane Season: The Hidden Messages in Water, inspired by the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The production toured over 50 cities covering 11,000 miles on a bus converted to run on recycled vegetable oil. Her work has also taken her internationally from Mexico to South Africa, Cuba to Scotland, Amsterdam to Ecuador.

As a visual artist, Alixa Garcia has independently completed large-scale murals in New York City, Cuba, and Jamaica. She recently completed a large scale mural for Tony Award winning author, Eve Ensler. She was the recipient of the Global Arts Fund/Astrea Visual Artist Grant, 2013-2014 for her latest project, Shadow Boxing, as well as the National Association of Latino Arts & Culture Grant, 2015-2016. She was the Artist Resident at Blue Mountain Center 2012 & 2015. Garcia has had 2 exhibitions to date of her visual work, one at the Pop-Up Museum, New York, NY and the other at the Manifest Justice Exhibition, Los Angeles along side Swoon, Shepard Fairey, Hank Willis Thomas and other world renown artist. Through multidisciplinary artistic mediums this multifaceted artist is on a mission to overcome destruction with creativity.