In 2010, artist Marisa Morán Jahn collaborated with a community in Honduras to create ‘Bibliobandido’ (’story eater’), a masked bandit that EATS stories and playfully pesters little kids until they offer him stories they’ve written. Since that time, the youth in Honduras kept this legend alive, creating monthly episodes and characters each month with 19 participating communities. In this region, Bibliobandido’s fame rivals Santa Claus. Honduran youth and Jahn have spread the legend to tens of thousands of other youth across the Americas. Click to view a short 2.5 minute video. Click to read an interview in Art Forum.
Exhibited/performed at Seattle Public Library (ongoing), Pérez Art Museum Miami (2014), Studio Museum in Harlem (2012), Sugar Hill Museum of Art and Storytelling (2018), Stamps Gallery at University of Michigan Ann Arbor (2019), Zero One San Jose (2013), and additional universities and museums.