Iván Asin is an NYC-based art educator from Santiago, Chile. His work focuses on establishing connections between art education and environmental education through pre-modern art processes. He studied Visual Arts and Marketing at Montclair State University, earned a Masters Degree in Art & Design Education from Pratt Institute and is currently a Doctoral Candidate in the Art Education Program at Teachers College, Columbia University. Additionally, he was awarded the title of Master Environmental Educator by the state of Colorado in 2017. Since 2010, Iván has taught visual arts in the New York City public school system and community-based art programs in Amsterdam and New York. As the founder and leading art educator of CAES, Iván has taught workshops in Argentina, Perú, Colombia and the United States, and has carried out professional development for art educators at conferences and higher education institutions.
Pilar Vicuña Director of Development and Board Member
Pilar Vicuña is a historian from Chile. Her work focuses on strengthening the role of the arts in education and the development of cultural policy. She studied history and political science at Pontificia Universidad Católica (PUC), earned a Masters Degree in Cultural Latin-American Studies from Universidad de Chile, and is currently working on her second Masters Degree in Art Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. Back in Chile, she worked for the Ministry of Arts and Culture. During her four-year tenure, she managed programs in Cultural Heritage, Arts Education, and Culture and Citizenship. During 2015 and 2016 she was the administrator of the Cultural Agents Initiative at Harvard University, working as a visiting research scholar under the supervision of Dr. Doris Sommer on the educational program “Pre-Texts”, which develops high order literacy and citizenship by using complex texts as prompts for making art.
Alex González Board Member
Alex is a member of CAES' board of directors. He concentrates his practice on securities, business transactions and governance. He has represented clients in connection with domestic and international securities compliance matters, securities offerings and mergers and acquisitions. Alex has been a member of the board of directors of the Hispanic Bar Association of Pennsylvania since 2011, and was the president of the organization during 2015. He was identified as a “Lawyer on the Fast Track” by the Legal Intelligencer in 2011 and named to the "Pennsylvania Rising Stars List" by Super Lawyers in 2013, 2014 and 2015. Alex previously clerked for the Honorable Eduardo C. Robreno on the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
María Losada Policy Analyst
María Losada is a visual artist and lawyer from Argentina. She earned a Masters Degree in the field of Intellectual Property & Information Technology Law from Fordham Law School in 2015. She participated in Fordham’s Art & Law Program, which aims to bring together law students and qualified individuals in the areas of visual arts and curating. María works one-on-one with artists on research topics relevant to their respective projects, as well as transactional issues and concerns faced by visual artists and arts organizations.
Madeline Lynch Teaching Artist
Madeline Lynch is a traveling artist and educator currently based in New York City. Her work is inspired by nature, the existential questions of spirituality, and her experiences walking along side native people and earth keepers of South America. Madeline received her Bachelor of Arts degree from American University with a double major of Philosophy and Studio Art. She is currently enrolled in the SMBI Masters program at Teachers College, Columbia University, studying the bridge between Psychology and Spirituality. Madeline has exhibited in Costa Rica, Colombia, Japan, and the United States. She is the co-founder of the visionary art project Seeds of the Anaconda that acts a bridge of communication for mythology, native teachings, and the modern world. https://seedsoftheanaconda.com
Max Levi Frieder is a community-based public artist from Denver, Colorado and has partnered with CAES in Lima and Medellín. He graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) with honors and a degree in Painting with a focus in Community Based Public Arts. He has worked with communities across the globe. His projects have taken him from Israel and Palestine to the Jordanian-Syrian border, Turkey, New Zealand, Australia, Costa Rica, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, Canada and the United States. Max is the Founding Director of Artolution, a community-based public art network that seeks to ignite positive social change through creative, participatory and collaborative art making.
Tara Callen is the founding director of Aurelius for the Arts and has partnered with CAES in Lima and Medellín. She received her undergraduate and graduate degree at New York University's Gallatin School of Individualized Study and is currently a Doctoral Candidate in the field of Art Education at Teachers College, Colombia University.
Bird. Estefanía Bedoya. Medellín Colombia. 2016
- Coffee and soil ink on recycled paper and papyrus