Claudia Arana is an Independent Curator, Visual Artist and Cultural Connector who hasinstalled her practice in the construction of artistic platforms that promote inclusion anddiversity from different cultural perspectives. In Canada, she has established a career aimed atpromoting a socially and politically viable artistic spectrum, where artists from different culturesare adequately represented and supported by both governmental institutions and non-profitorganizations. She studied Art Theory and Critical Thinking at the School of Visual Arts andAdvanced Critique at the International Centre of Photography, both in New York. Currently sheis the Gallery Administrator at Sur Gallery, Toronto's first gallery space dedicated to promotecontemporary Latin American artistic practices. 


2020 (forthcoming) NÓMADE 2020: Toronto Newcomer Day Visual Art Exhibition Featuring 5 Newcomer Artists, in partnership with the City of Toronto and Culture Access

2020 Colores de Latinoamerica, TAP Gallery, London, OntarioFeaturing 6 Latin American artists, in partnership with TD Sunfest

2019 Across the lines, Centre des Arts de la Scène Jean-Besré, Sherbrooke, QuebecFeaturing Estela Vasquez and Camila Lopez, in partnership with Le Petite Lanters Theather

2019 Sacred Narratives, Solo Exhibition
David Chinyama, Arts Etobicoke Gallery, Toronto

2019 Geographies of Belonging, Commissioned by The City of Toronto - NAN -TAF
Featuring 15 Newcomers Artists, Toronto City Hall in partnership with Neighbourhood Arts Network

2019 Subject to change, Scotiabank Contact Photography FestivalFeaturing Mirna Chacin and Eli Carmona, Arts Etobicoke Gallery

2019 RBC Spotlight Newcomers Exhibition, Commissioned by the Toronto Foundation for the ArtsFeaturing 13 artists awarded by the RBC Access Fund, Steam Whistle Gallery

2019 Converging Passages, Honouring Black History Month
Featuring David Chinyama and Curtia Wright, 918 Bathurst Gallery in partnership with Muse Art Projects

2018 The Observation Machine, Solo exhibition
Featuring Alex Usquiano, North York Arts Gallery, Toronto Centre for the Arts

2018 BAM Musica y Brindis, Commissioned by Casa Pueblito
Featuring 13 Emerging Artists with a Latin American heritage, Artscape Young Place

2017 On Future: Words and Images, , Commissioned by the City of Toronto
Featuring 23 Newcomer Artists from The Art Connections Program, North York Arts Gallery

2017 Wonders of the Mind, Commissioned by the Lawrence Heights Art CentreFeaturing Ophelia O'Reilly and the Lawrence Heights Collective, Toronto City Hall


2019 Project Management on Large-scale Cultural Projects and Events (Certificate)Node Centre - Curatorial Studies, Berlin, Germany

2015 Advanced Critique TracK Program
International Centre of Photography (ICP) New York, NY, United States

2015 Art Theory and Critical Thinking
School of Visual Arts (SVA) - New York, NY, United States

2015 Architectural Photography
School of Visual Arts (SVA) - New York, NY, United States

2007 MFA in Visual Arts
Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (PUJ) - Bog, Col

2005 BFA in Visual Arts
Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (PUJ) - Bog, Col 

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