Mariano Rubin De Celis came to the US in 2016 with the dream of becoming a set designer after a successful career in his home country of Argentina, but quickly discovered that the life of a creative was not a lucrative profession for an immigrant in New York City.

VICE meets Rubin and his husband to discuss the challenges (and successes) he faces as an immigrant making ends meet as a nightlife performer while trying to break into a competitive and creative industry.Click here to subscribe to VICE:

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