For over a decade, the German artist HERA was one part of the successful street and fine art duo, HERAKUT. Their murals were seen across the world as part of a major generation of street artist who took muralism to new heights and interpretations. Her visual aesthetic, that of powerful women with a hybrid of animals and text made her and her partner, AKUT, international names in the movement.

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Now boldly working just as HERA, her voice in street art is that of a veteran and of individuality. She is a trailblazer, and recently, we caught up with her at the Rise Up Residency in Margate, UK to see what her activism and vision looks like in 2022. As her tagline reads, "been busy doing street art for the past 2 decades…" but there is so much more just underneath the surface.

The Radio Juxtapoz podcast is hosted by FIFTH WALL TV's Doug Gillen and Juxtapoz editor, Evan Pricco. Episode 096 was recorded in October 2022 in Margate, England. Follow us on @radiojuxtapoz