Aisel Wicab (Mexico)
Artist, educator and cultural manager who researches and works with a range of media: writing, drawing, video, performance and light art. She co-founded the expanded cinema group Colectivo Luz y Fuerza (2011) and was part of the international experimental film collective Trinchera Ensamble (2005-2011). For seven years she worked at Alumnos47 Foundation (2011-2018), leading the educational research area, where she designed and developed numerous social projects through contemporary art. She has shown her work and carried out workshops in public spaces, schools, cultural centres and museums in Mexico, Argentina, Uruguay, Costa Rica, Colombia, Chile, Canada, Vienna, Slovakia, France and Spain. She is currently part of the Mexican art educators group La Hervidera, works as a resident researcher at the Reina Sofía Museum in Madrid, and also coordinates the International Network of Empathic Pedagogies.
The International Network of Empathic Pedagogies [Red de Pedagogias Empaticas] is formed by cultural institutions and independent agents from Mexico, Costa Rica, Colombia, Chile, Brazil, Spain, Norway and Poland. Together they share a common welfare perspective for social change, and are dedicated to explore the hybridisations and liminal practices between artistic and educational fields. They hold international and local meetings, create study groups and laboratories for the development of community strategies, analysis tools, self-criticism methods and practices to implement in their work spaces and public programmes.