Founder & Artistic Director
Juliana Leandra graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Film and Media Studies from The New School in New York. As a student of the university acclaimed for its avant-garde curriculum, she was granted a Media Studies Service Award and completed a multidisciplinary research program in Arts, Media and Technology at Parsons Paris School of Art & Design in France... (Read More)
Paulo moved to New York in 2010 and entered the Masters program in Interior Design at New York School of Interior Design. Soon after he started working at the highly acclaimed Brazilian gallery Espasso where he refined his knowledge in sophisticated modern design. This brought Paulo to meet the renowned Brazilian architect Arthur Casas for whom he worked as interior designer for US based projects in his Chelsea studio... (Read More)
Amanda Rodrigues began her professional career in theater, where in addition to acting, she developed interest in event production. By being exposed to backstage and production activities, she started to have hands-on experience in producing concerts and other cultural projects in partnership with SESC, a Brazilian non-profit private institution that operates in the education, health, leisure, culture and medical care areas, being Brazil's leading institution in arts financing... (Read More)
Blog Collaborator / Technologhy
Aline Ridolfi is a storyteller with a background in Communication, Technology and Arts. She is interested in the use of technology as a way to enhance storytelling; how custom software and hardware can act as mediators in dialogues between self and audience, and tech enabled tools can be used to augment understanding and impact of experiences. As [the only female] Creative Director for NYT Experiential agency, Fake Love, she bridges the tech/advertising gender gap, one project at a time, using design and technology to create immersive and interactive installations and environments.
Blog Collaborator / Publishing
Born in Rio de Janeiro, editor and art director Maria Lago lived and studied Editorial Design and Fine Arts in Rio and Madrid before moving to New York in 2014. She creates art and photo books, including hand-bound volumes and limited-edition artist monographs. She also designs and develops publications and concepts for cultural organizations and high-end lifestyle brands. Maria published her second photography book, Where the city meets the sea, as an author, editor, curator, designer and photographer, among a selection of other eight photographers, in November of 2016. Her first book, Arpoador Tribute, launched in 2013 and was very well received. Maria also produces her own limited-edition photobooks besides being a book collector and participating in diverse groups of discussion on the matter.
VALENTINA DI LISCIA
Blog Collaborator / Fine Arts
Valentina Di Liscia is a Brooklyn-based art writer and translator born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She studied Art History at the University of Chicago and is currently working towards her MA at Hunter College, where she received the Brodsky Scholarship for Latin American Art History. She is a regular contributor to Hyperallergic, Art Observed, and other publications, and also works to help build and manage private collections at the firm Ruth Catone. Valentina is interested in how the radical conceptualist movements of Latin America can be applied to today’s political art forms, and in the way in which the selective translation of art historical texts to English shaped our present art narratives -- narratives which she hopes to expand and correct.
Blog Collaborator / Design
Natalie is interested in exploring the history of design and architecture in Latin America. She studied Furniture Design at the Rhode Island School of Design and has a master's degree in History of Decorative Arts, Design and Culture from the Bard Graduate Center (BGC) in New York City. She has worked at the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros (New York), the Jumex Museum (Mexico City), and the American Federation of Arts (New York).