Pato Hebert is an artist, teacher and organizer. His work explores the aesthetics, ethics and poetics of interconnectedness. He is particularly interested in space, spirituality, pedagogy and progressive praxis. His projects have been presented at Beton7 in Athens, PH21 Gallery in Budapest, the Centro de Arte Contemporáneo in Quito, the Songzhuang International Photo Biennale, IHLIA LGBT Heritage in Amsterdam and the Kunsthal Charlottenborg in Copenhagen. In 2015 he was an artist-in-residence with the Neighborhood Time Exchange project in West Philadelphia. In 2016 he was a BAU Institute/Camargo Foundation Residency Fellow in Cassis, France. Hebert’s work has been supported by grants from the Rockefeller Foundation, the Creative Work Fund, the National Education Association and a Mid-Career Fellowship for Visual Artists from the California Community Foundation. In 2008 he received the Excellence in Photographic Teaching Award from Center in Santa Fe. He teaches as an Associate Arts Professor in the Department of Art & Public Policy at Tisch School of the Arts, New York University. He has also worked in HIV prevention initiatives with queer communities of color since 1994. He continues these grassroots efforts at the local and transnational levels, working with social movements and community organizations to develop innovative approaches to HIV mobilization, programs, advocacy and justice.