Of Ecuadorian and Chinese descent, Marisa Morán Jahn is an artist whose work redistributes power, “exemplifying the possibilities of art as social practice” (ArtForum). With the National Domestic Workers Alliance, Jahn created CareForce, a project that amplifies the voices of America’s fastest growing workforce, caregivers. CareForce includes two mobile studios (NannyVan, CareForce One), an app that CNN named as “one of 5 apps to change the world,” and a PBS/Sundance-supported film produced with Oscar and Emmy-winning filmmaker Yael Melamede.
A Creative Capital awardee, Jahn’s work reaches wide audiences at Obama’s White House, the United Nations, New Museum, Creative Time, Tribeca Film Festival, The New York Times, BBC, Univision, etc. Jahn is the founder of Studio REV- which codesigns public art and creative media with low-wage workers, immigrants, youth, and women. She is a collaborating artist on the “Open Collectives” station at the 17th Venice Biennale of Architecture led by MIT Associate Professors Rafi Segal (architecture) and Sarah Williams (civic data design) with Greg Lindsay. She has taught at MIT’s Art, Culture, and Technology; Columbia University; and The New School.