Felipe Baeza is an activist and undocumented artist who currently lives in Brooklyn, New York. At the age of 7 he immigrated from Guanajuato, Mexico, along with his sister to be reunited with his parents in Chicago. In 2009 Baeza graduated from the Cooper Union with a BFA in studio art. His art primarily focuses on the injustices that affect the LGBTQ and Immigrant communities.
Baeza has also been at the forefront of the immigrant youth movement. In 2011, he participated in a sit-in, risking deportation, protesting anti-immigrant legislation HB-87 in Georgia. Finally, Baeza’s commitment to National Immigrant Youth Alliance (NIYA) and the Brooklyn Immigrant Youth Coalition (BIYC) allows him to build community for people directly affected by the flaws in the current immigration system.