My guest this week is Rio Yañez, an artist/curator born and raised in San Francisco’s Mission District. I met up with Rio at his home in the East Bay where he shared about his time growing up in the Mission District’s Chicano art scene, his fascination with Godzilla and his early beginnings as a photographer. We also discussed the various art projects he has worked on including the annual Día de los Muertos exhibition he co-curates with his father at the South of Market Cultural Center (SomArts).

Titled Remembrance and Resistance, the Día de los Muertos exhibition is currently on exhibit at SomArts til November 9th, 2017. Visit for more info.

Be sure to also visit to learn more about Rio and his past, present and future projects. You can also follow him on either Instagram or Twitter at @rioyanez.

Lastly, thanks again to Richie Cunning for the intro music.

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