recycling artists cooperative
Hernando José Ruíz Daza, director
Hernando Ruíz specializes in creating new arts forms from recycled materials. His art is concerned with how society can reuse and transform trash. He is also the leader of Reciclarte Colombia, an organization that encourages urban, disadvantaged youth to create art from the things that people discard
Hernando José Ruíz Daza shakes hands with a festival visitor after an insightful conversation about recycling and art.
Photo by Cristina Díaz-Carrera, Smithsonian Institution