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Who are we?

We are an association that works to promote emerging artists and entrepreneurs working within the creative industry, but also cater to more established entities. Our exhibitions are international both in scope and spirit, as they are held across the globe, and we strive to remain SDG-oriented, with a special focus on sustainability and the environment.

In setting up our exhibitions, we hope to increase appreciation amongst different cultures for each other.

Objectives

Artists are great entrepreneurs and as such, we seek to enhance their professional capacity and network building.

Our main objective is to empower emerging artists around the world by:

  • Providing access to international art markets.
  • Giving artists a platform from which to promote their works.
  • Providing art markets with a constant source of new talents.
  • Providing a better understanding of global issues through art.

Our values

  • Innovation
  • Sustainability
  • Commitment
  • Leadership
  • Reliability
  • Art appreciation

Our story

Art Shapers is the brainchild of Lucía Dalenz Lorieto, spawned when she set up an art exhibition in Geneva, Switzerland, about women in international trade in order to portray the subject from a unique angle. First merely a project, the idea has since evolved into an association.

OUR TEAM

CREATOR & DIRECTOR

Lucía Dalenz
(+41) 76 285 5705
lucia.dalenz@artshapers.com
Switzerland

Lucía Dalenz Lorieto is the author of the Latin American regional project “Art to inspire HER” on women entrepreneurs and artists, as finalist of the Global Champion for Economic Empowerment – UN Women. She holds a Master’s degree in International Relations and International Politics from the University of Manchester, she is a social communicator and plastic artist specializing in research on feminist politics and art.

STRATEGIST & ECONOMIST

Enrico Nano
enrico.nano@artshapers.com
Switzerland

ADVISOR

Niels Abdellatif
niels.abdellatif@artshapers.com
Luxembourg

Niels Abdellatif is an advisor to Art Shapers, facilitating a range of tasks, from general communications, to organising exhibitions and streamlining operations. By contributing to Art Shapers, he hopes to foster a greater understanding and appreciation amongst and between different cultures. He is currently writing a thesis on blockchain and international trade for completion of an LL.M at Maastricht University, but distracts himself with photography and acting.

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Karenina Goitia
karenina.goitia@artshapers.com
Bolivia

Born in Illimani City, Karenina Goita is a Bolivian designer and chiefly an unapologetic “paceñita”. She received her degree in graphic design and visual communication from the Bolivian Catholic University.
She is a self-taught makeup artist, devout new age teacher, noctambulant designer
and shower singer.
She works in graphic design, publishing, advertising, brand design
and illustrations in support of various enterprises, as well as working with
coordination of cultural events and independently supporting in organisation matters for art galleries.
After discovering drawing and photography as a little girl, her passion has grown to encompass art in all its forms.
She is devoted to music, food, animals, travel; but above all, she finds joy in paint-stained hands in her constant effort to create.

SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER

Gonzalo Sillerico
gonzalo.sillerico@artshapers.com
Bolivia

PRESS AND SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR

Carla Borja
carla.borja@artshapers.com
Chile

RESEARCH & LOGISTICS

April Gowoon Suk
april.gowoonsuk@artshapers.com
Switzerland

April is a great admirer of art and she believes in the positive influence that art can have in our lives, and is particularly pleased to be help promote such matters as sustainability through art exhibitions. She holds a Master’s degree in International Law and Economics from the World Trade Institute of the University of Bern.

CURATOR

Sarah Florander
sarah.florander@artshapers.com
The Netherlands

Sarah is a writer, curator and communications professional working with social enterprises and art festivals. She holds BA and MA degrees in Social Anthropology, Art History and Politics from Utrecht University and Leiden University. Exploring the intersection of these fields, she spent five years researching contemporary curatorial strategies with a particular focus on exhibiting Indigenous art, and is devoted to championing a collaborative, transparent and inclusive practice.