Evelyn Serrano is a Cuban interdisciplinary artist and educator. Serrano graduated with a BFA degree from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in Baltimore and a MFA degree from the California Institute of the Arts, School of Art, in Valencia, California. She is a Theater of the Oppressed and Playback Theater practitioner. She is currently pursuing a Masters in Education. She has exhibited her work in many solo and group exhibitions nationally and internationally. Serrano has curated and organized visual and performing arts events and exhibitions throughout the United States as well as in Montevideo, Tel Aviv, Tijuana, and La Habana. Serrano has taught at the CalArts School of Theater since 2007, and has lectured and led workshops at the New World School of the Arts in Miami, the CEART in Mexicali, the Center for the Arts in Eagle Rock, and the University of Texas in Dallas. She was the founder and Director of Nomad Lab for 7 years, a non-profit arts organization that worked with Newhall and Canyon Country residents and the City of Santa Clarita’s Community Services Division to develop community arts projects and safe spaces for community organizing, capacity building, learning, and grassroots change through the arts. In addition to her teaching at CalArts, Serrano works with the Los Feliz Charter School for the Arts, an arts integrated charter and model school in Glassell Park. Serrano is the Artistic Director of KonKuey Design Initiative and is currently working on a largescale place-making project with community residents of North Shore, at the edge of the Salton Sea. She is working on a transnational project with artists in Cuba that addresses the many possible futures of her native country in light of current developments between the U.S. and Cuba. Her work has been recognized and supported by the Surdna Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations, among others.
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