Mobéy Lola Irizarry
Space Grant (Summer 2023)
Mobéy Lola Irizarry (they/she) is a genderqueer composer, improviser, multi-instrumentalist, painter, and transdisciplinary artist. Based in Brooklyn, they hail from the Puerto Rican diaspora in Hartford, CT, and are a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation. She makes within the lineages of decolonial uprisings, collections of tiny mirrors at queer clubs, and things that come from trees. Mobéy is a cofounder and composer for Las Mariquitas, NYC’s Queer and Trans-centered Salsa band, and a member of the experimental performance trio Dendarry Bakery and the Latin Rock outfit AVATAREDEN. In 2023 alone she has performed at the Denver Art Museum, the Shed, was a resident artist at CEPA in Puerto Rico, established Las Mariquitas’ “Salserx Futurism” residency in collaboration with the bar Cmon Everybody, and co-composed a ballet with Dendarry Bakery and choreographer Arthur Aviles for the New York Theatre Ballet and the Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance. Lola’s solo album Seka’s Dream will release May 2023 on Panapen Records and Funnybone Records.