Evelyn Serrano

Evelyn Serrano is a Cuban interdisciplinary artist, educator, independent curator, community organizer, and mother living in Los Angeles. Her work explores the politics and poetics of place, engagement and participatory action. Serrano obtained a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) and an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts, School of Art.  Prior to that, she studied visual arts, design, art theory, epistemology, and literature in Havana, Montevideo and Miami. She has exhibited her work in many solo and group exhibitions nationally and internationally. In addition, she is honored to have worked with talented artists, choreographers, writers and performers in many exhibitions, projects and art events she has organized and curated throughout the United States as well as in Montevideo, Tel Aviv, Tijuana, and La Habana. Serrano currently teaches courses on arts, activism and community engagement at the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), 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, Antioch University, the University of Texas in Dallas, and the Instituto Superior de Diseño Industrial in La Habana. She is the founder of Nomad Lab, a community-based arts project in the Santa Clarita Valley. In addition, she works with TK-6 teachers and school administrators to integrate the arts in the general school curriculum. Serrano’s social practice and placemaking work has received recognition and support from the National Endownment for the Arts, ArtPlace, and the Surdna Foundation among others.

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Community building through theater games in a Nomad Lab workshop in Newhall, CA