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Rizzhel Javier (San Diego, 1983) is an artist and educator that examines identity, culture and memory. Trained in darkroom photography, in the last ten years her work has become interdisciplinary, combining images with sculpture, installation and digital media. She works autobiographically, using art and photography, to explore personal, community and global connection. Her pieces are playful and often require the viewer to engage physically with the work. Rizzhel brings participatory learning experiences into the community, through her project BRIDGE, to advocate for self-expression, equity and social change. Her recent projects activate community dialogue on migration, travel and the concept of home.