J. Soto is an interdisciplinary artist, writer, and community arts organizer with a focus on project-specific collaborations in performance. He has curated and performed work for The National Queer Arts Festival (San Francisco), Links Hall (Chicago), as well as Vox Populi (Philadelphia) among others nationally. His collaborative writing project, "Ya Presente Ayer" can be found in Support Networks, Chicago Social Practice History Series (University of Chicago Press). Most recently, Soto co-founded the Latinx Artist Visibility Award (LAVA) for Ox-Bow School of Art in partnership with The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His writing has most recently appeared in Apogee Journal: Queer History, Queer Now Folio with forthcoming work to be featured in Original Plumbing magazine. He has worked in organizations such as Eyebeam and the Dia Art Foundation and currently is the Equity and Inclusion Coordinator for Dance/NYC. He received an MFA in Performance from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.