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Artist Spotlight: Antonio Garcia

On January 1st, 2020 Antonio Garcia set out to Union Square with some of this artwork and made a video saying, “This is the first day of the rest of my life.” He remembers “I was cold, but even more I was scared and unsure about myself.”

Born in Tuxtla Gutiérrez Chiapas, Mexico, at 3 years old Antonio crossed the border with his mother and brother. They took a Greyhound bus, moved to the Bronx, where they lived in a shelter. After going to Brooklyn High School of the Arts and attending Kingsborough Community College for a semester, he decided to pursue his passion. “I thought about my mother bringing us here... I didn’t come here to be a regular person. I came here to be something big.”