Yazmany Arboleda (B. 1981) is a Colombian American artist based in New York City. An architect by training, Yazmany’s practice focuses on creating “Living Sculptures,” people coming together to transform their experience of the world. He lectures internationally on the power of art in public space. In 2013, he was named one of Good Magazine’s 100 People Making Our World Better. His work is motivated largely by political, cultural, and social circumstances. He is also Creative Director of the Brooklyn Cottage, Associate Director of Communications for Artists Striving To End Poverty, and a co-founder of the interdisciplinary performance collective Shook Ones.
He lectures at UNC, MIT, and other institutions internationally about the power of art in public space. His work has been written about in the New York Times, Washington Post, UK’s Guardian, Fast Company, and Reuters.