Gabriel Torres

Artist
Haus of Dust

Gabriel Torres is a multidisciplinary artist from Colombia and New York. Gabriel is currently working in Haus of Dust, a campaign to bring awareness about substance use in latinx queer communities from his personal experience. Gabriel’s work deals in the conversations between community engagement, creative placemaking, theater making and film. He has worked in Hong Kong, NYC and Colombia as an educator, documentarian, theater director and community engagement consultant. For the past two years, Gabriel has been focusing on developing initiatives to build gaps between emerging and stablished artists and developing community-based projects. Aesthetically, his work duels between human contradiction, transcendence, immigration, ancestry, rituality, grieve and loss. Gabriel is interested in projects that provide economic acceleration to underserved communities, while creating powerful storytelling narratives that rightfully represent and honor the journey of such communities.

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