– quiénes somos / who we are

Ela Spalding

Panamá, 1982. Artista y productora cultural, enfocada en la relación humana-naturaleza-cultura. Su obra y trabajo de facilitación navega los intercambios entre personas, ecosistemas y disciplinas para provocar una reflexión activa sobre cómo habitamos el mundo hoy. Es fundadora y directora creativa de Estudio Nuboso, miembro fundadora de Archipel e.V. un colectivo intercultural con base en Berlín, y curadora asociada del Centro de Arte Contemporáneo y el Mundo Natural (CCANW por sus siglas en inglés). Comparte su tiempo entre Panamá y Berlín.

///////// (English)Born in Panama, 1982. Artist and cultural producer, focused on the human-nature-culture relationship. Her artwork and facilitation work navigates exchanges between people, ecosystems and disciplines to provoke an active reflection on how we inhabit the world today . She is founder and creative director of Estudio Nuboso, founding member for Archipel e.V. a Berlin-based cross-cultural collective, as well as Associate Curator in the Center for Contemporary Art and the Natural World. She shares her time between Panama and Berlin.

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Equipo / Team LAB de Arte y Ciencia

Ana Berta Carrizo

es gestora cultural, fotógrafa y licenciada en antropología, se dedica a impulsar las artes a través del trabajo social enfocado en el desarrollo cultural y educativo de Panamá. Es la directora ejecutiva de Fundación Alemán Healy, fundadora de su Programa Educativo en las Artes, y su enfoque es fomentar la creatividad colectiva y oportunidades de ingreso para artistas en general.

Emily Zhukov 

reside en Panamá desde 1994. Es una artista reconocida a nivel nacional e internacional y profesora de arte en Florida State University y en La Escuela Internacional de Panamá. Ha participado en Estudio Nuboso como miembro fundadora. Su interés en promover las conexiones entre el arte, la ciencia y la educación la ha llevado a liderar varias iniciativas comunitarias en el diseño de paisajes para introducir especies nativas y re-establecer ecosistemas viables.

Román Flórez (LAB 2017)

es dibujante, museólogo y arquitecto. Ha sido docente e investigador en el área de dibujo y expresión gráfica en facultades de arquitectura en Colombia y Panamá. Fue seleccionado como artista residente en el primer LAB de Arte y Ciencia realizado en Chiriquí en 2015.  En la actualidad participa como museólogo en proyectos académicos, artísticos y culturales, y como artista en la producción de obra gráfica e ilustración editorial. Vive y dibuja en Ciudad de Panamá.

Colaboradores
Rose Marie Cromwell

Rose is a photographic and social practice artist. She has published and exhibited her artwork internationally, and is also a founder of Cambio Creativo, a grassroots educational platform based in Coco Solo, Panama. For more info on her work click THIS

Jennifer Spector

Jennifer is a writer from New York City, living and working in Panama. She holds a B.A in Literature from Bennington College and an M.A in Literature from The City College of New York and has worked in publishing, education, bookbinding and in the arts. As a collaborator with Estudio Nuboso and the Suelo Project, she weaves her interests in art and writing with social arts engagement while assisting in the development of interdisciplinary collaborations. Recognition for her poetry has come in the way of a Summer Literary Seminars Fellowship, an Academy of American Poets Prize and through publication. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in La Vague, PSi #21-Fluid States: Performances of Unknowing, Promethean, Cannibal Love and elsewhere.

Anne Dillon

Sculptor, creator, and co-founder of EcoStudio, Anne Dillon is a thoroughly modern woman of the tropics. Having first dabbled in Jewelry Design, Anne opted instead to pursue her studies in Sculpture at the Savannah College of Art & Design. Her education at SCAD’s Savannah, Atlanta, and France campuses exposed Anne to an array of history, ideas and concepts, materials, techniques and tools. After completing her studies, Anne returned to Panama to teach art to children, to pursue freelance art and communication projects, and to amplify her talents as inventor and constructor. Anne currently dedicates her talents at Fundación Gunn Hill Panamá, establishing the first creative center for the Arts & Sustainability in Panama, to be known as EcoStudio Las Cruces.

Advisors / Consejeros

Charlotte Elton

born in England and educated at Oxford University, has been working and living in Panama since 1969, and is a founding member of the Panamanian Centre for Research and Social Action, CEASPA, that uses Paolo Freire´s methods in adult education. In 2007 she was awarded an Honorary M.A. degree from Conway School of Landscape Design, for her work as head of the CEASPA team with communities and public agencies for the protection and sustainable development of the former Fort Sherman area used for jungle operations training, now the San Lorenzo Protected Area. In 2013 CEASPA was awarded a Birdlife International Conservation Award for work that she helped to manage with communities in protected areas in Achiote, Colon and the Ngäbe-Buglé Indian Comarca on the Atlantic Coast in the Damani Wetlands and in the Talamanca cordillera cloud forests of Cerro Santiago. She represents CEASPA on the National Wetlands Committee and is a long term member of the Panama Audubon Society.

Lucas von Stietencron

Osteopath, photographer and strong believer in the healing power of Art. Lucas advises Estudio Nuboso members in various ways, often donating his images for documentation and supporting the workflow of the organisation with his presence and gentle osteopathic approaches applied to daily life.

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