About us

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

 


Meet Our Team


Lucía Dalenz

Lucía Dalenz

FOUNDER & DIRECTOR
Lucía Dalenz
CREATOR & DIRECTOR
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.
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Enrico Nano

Enrico Nano

STRATEGIST & ECONOMIST

Enrico Nano
STRATEGIST & ECONOMIST

enrico.nano@artshapers.com

Enrico is a PhD candidate in development economics at the Geneva Graduate Institute (IHEID). His research focuses on impact evaluation, with a particular focus on education. He has worked as a Research Economist at the World Trade Organization, as well as at the Brussels think-tank Bruegel, European Commission and UniCredit Bank in Moscow. Such an economist’s profile, however, is also characterized by a deep passion for different artistic and cultural expressions since, as Hegel would say, art is one of the few ways to reach the truth and manifestation of the absoluteFollow us on

Niels Abdellatif

Niels Abdellatif

ADVISOR

Niels Abdellatif
ADVISOR

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.

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Karenina Goitia

Karenina Goitia

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Karenina Goitia
GRAPHIC DESIGN

karenina.goitia@artshapers.com
Bolivia

Born in Illimani City, Karenina 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.

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Carla Borja

Carla Borja

PRESS AND SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR

Carla Borja
PRESS AND SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR

carla.borja@artshapers.com
Chile

Carla Borja is an Ecuadorian Chilean journalist from the Pontifica Universidad Católica de Chile who has experience working in digital marketing, news media, magazines, and international organizations. One of her passions is travelling around the world, getting to know different cultures and phographing them. That is why she started travelling during college. Her first time living abroad was in Los Angeles, California, where she studied at UCLA in an studying abroad program. Then she went to live in Australia and travel thought out the Southeast Asia, and after that she went to Washington, D.C., to participate in an internship at the Organizations of American States, and to study photography at the Corcoran School of Art – George Washington University. Since November 2018 she is part of Art Shapers, using her knowledge in communications and photography at the same time.
“Travel and learning from other cultures has always interested me, and I have seized every opportunity to explore new landscapes”.

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David Okpatuma

David Okpatuma

PROJECT MANAGER FOR AFRICA

David Okpatuma
PROJECT MANAGER FOR AFRICA

David Okpatuma is a Youth and Social development enthusiast, who has been in the development circle for about a decade and is driven by a passion to ensure that he lives for the benefits of others.
He is the initiator of Friends Pro Earth network,which has implemented projects that border around Sustainable Consumption and production patterns,as well as initiated
some Upcycling projects across communities and is about implementing a community farm project also. He is a Member of the Friends For Leadership network and also a
Youth Advocate with the United Nations Population Fund.He is a Co-founder of the Power CircleTrust which is based in both Zimbabwe and Nigeria,which implements
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April Gowoon Suk

April Gowoon Suk

RESEARCH & LOGISTICS

April Gowoon Suk
RESEARCH & LOGISTICS

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.

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Ambassadors


José Velasco

José Velasco

BOLIVIA

José Velasco
BOLIVIA

José is a screenwriter and independent filmmaker from La Paz, Bolivia. In 2012, he earned a Bachelor Degree in Communications and Social Studies, during which he filmed other five short films, one of them, called One, won a contest and was exhibited at the Bolivian Cinematheque, selected by Daniel Rezende, editor of the film, The Tree of Life. In 2013, José wrote and directed the short film: Four Times Seven, a gloomy, crime story which is now Official Selection at the 2014 Fenavid film festival. By 2015, José studied the Writing for Film and Television program, at Vancouver Film School, where he won an internal award for Best Script. The school allowed him to also work as a writer for a horror video game named, PSI. Back in Bolivia since 2017, José has directed and written an interactive documentary: Iyambae, for Oxfam, among other short documentaries. He also wrote an animated short film, Bernaldina and the Fox. José worked as a communications assistant in the World Food Programme of the United Nations, where he has written and produced other short documentaries. Today, he is crafting a tv show idea and a feature film that looks forward to be coproduced in different countries.Follow us on

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