Marisa Morán Jahn

Artist | Transmedia Producer

Of Ecuadorian and Chinese descent, Marisa Morán Jahn is an artist who founded Studio REV- (as in to rev an engine), a non-profit organization whose art, books, and media spark the public imagination to solve urgent social issues. Key projects include El Bibliobandido (a masked, story-eating bandit who terrorizes little kids until they offer him stories they’ve written), Video Slink Uganda (experimental films bootlegged into Uganda’s black market), Contratados (a Yelp! for migrant workers), the NannyVan (a bright orange mobile design lab), an app for domestic workers that CNN named as “one of 5 apps to change the world”, and the CareForce (a public art transmedia project about America’s fastest growing workforce — caregivers). Jahn’s work has been reviewed in The New York Times, Art Forum, BBC, Univision; awarded grants from Creative Capital, NEA, Rockefeller Foundation, Tribeca Film Institute; and showcased in venues ranging from The White House to worker centers to the Museum of Modern Art.