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Luis comes from Bogota, Colombia and lives in Washington Heights in Manhattan. He.moved to the United States in 2003. He goes to Bard High School Early College and will be graduating in the spring of 2014. Luis was introduced to Youth Insights when his principal suggested he take on an extra-curricular activity. The program interested him because his Curatorial Arts teacher worked at the Museum.
Luis feels that art is the “manifestation of expression.” Some of his favorite artists are Rasko, a European graffiti artist, and Andy Warhol. Luis’s interests include writing, philosophy, and learning about other cultures and cultural perspectives. He hopes to study law and politics in order to become a political activist. Luis says he hopes his contributions as a political activist lead to lasting changes, and that those changes are what will allow him to be remembered even 150 years from now.