Lecturer 2017 - present

A transmedia artist of Ecuadorian and Chinese descent, Marisa Morán Jahn founded Studio REV-, a non-profit whose public art and creative media include El Bibliobandido (a masked bandit who eats stories), Video Slink Uganda (experimental films slipped or “slinked” into Uganda’s bootleg cinemas), Byproduct (a book about embedded artists), Contratados (a Yelp! for migrant workers produced with RADCAT and Centro de los Derechos del Migrante), an audionovela app for domestic workers that CNN named as “one of 5 apps to change the world,” and the CareForce (a public art project and web series with Oscar- and Emmy-winning filmmaker Yael Melamede amplifying the voices of America’s fastest growing workforce — caregivers — that includes two mobile studios, the NannyVan and the CareForce One).

Jahn has created 3 books about art and politics. Jahn’s work has been reviewed in the New York Times, Art Forum, BBC, Univision, CNN, Punk Planet, The Nation; awarded grants from Creative Capital, National Endowment for the Arts, Map Fund (Doris Duke Charitable Trust), Sundance Institute, Rockefeller Foundation, Tribeca Film Institute; and showcased in various contexts ranging from The White House and worker centers to museums such as the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, New Museum, Walker Art Center, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, MIT Museum, The Power Plant (Toronto), ICA Philadelphia, Asian Art Museum, The National Fine Art Museum of Taiwan, Studio Museum of Harlem, and more.

A graduate of MIT, Jahn has taught at MIT, the American Museum of Natural History, The New School, and Northeastern University School of Law’s innovation initiative (Nulawlab).


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