Media Arts: New Media/Technology, Radio/Television Talent; Multi-Disciplinary: Multiple Art Forms, Performer and Writer; Other; Performing Arts: Actor, Spoken Word Artist, Storyteller; Creative, host, MC
Maximo Anguiano is a multi-talented creative/performer out of San Antonio, TX. or Yanaguana (Land of the Spirit Waters). Maximo has found range and made contributions to society as an actor, activist, athlete, host/MC, father, loving partner, social entrepreneur, strategist, public intellectual, personality, podcast host, and thought-leader. He has emerged as one of the most talented and dynamic individuals of his generation. As a critical, intellectual voice on the intersection of culture, sociopolitics, and racial justice, Maximo is a champion of the Latine/a/x/o community and a true cross-pollinator of innovation. As a Master’s of Science candidate at Grand Valley State University, Maximo studied at Macquarie University in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia where he completed an ethnographic case study on the colonialism of the Indigenous Australian population—the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. As an athlete, Maximo played on two Division II National Championship Football teams under Head Coach Brian Kelly. Through various community, artistic, and educational works, Maximo's passion & charisma have electrified crowds; bringing a fresh, progressive and driven approach to changing the world. Maximo is the host/MC for one of the largest Dia de los Muertos festivals in the country, "MuertosFest," curating three stages with over 150,000 attendees during the holiday weekend in San Antonio, TX. Film & theatre credits include, “La Llorona,” “Jotos del Barrio,” and “Dos Chicanos, Un Camino.” He has also recently been featured with various organizations such as Voto Latino, Latino Justice PRLDEF, American Indians in Texas - Spanish Colonial Missions, Theatre for Change, the McNay Art Museum, The City of San Antonio - Metropolitan Health District, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and many more. Finally, Maximo's latest project, "The Maximo Show: people. culture. power talks.", livestreams weekly from VodPod Media--a visual podcasting production studio that uses AI technology to produce engaging vodcasts. For more information on Maximo, including analysis & adventures, follow him on social media @blurbsmithblots.