Marisa Jahn, The Legend of El Bibliobandido, 2012

2012, 5:20

El Bibliobandido is a masked outlaw that rides through town on a burro, ravenous for stories, and terrorizes little kids until they offer him what they've written. Conceived by REV- in 2010 in collaboration with the community of El Pital, a village in the jungles of northwest Honduras where rural illiteracy rates average 80%*, El Bibliobandido first induced terror, laughter, and tears in los niños (and more than a few adults), prompting them to write and read furiously in order to avert calamity.

El Bibliobandido makes his debut in New York City at the Studio Museum of Harlem in a group exhibition (June 14 – October 21, 2012, ) entitled “Caribbean: Crossroads of the World” that also spans to the Queens Museum of Art, and El Museo del Barrio. Studio Museum of Harlem is located at 144 West 125th Street, NYC.