Daniela Ramos Arias (Costa Rica)
Daniela Ramos Arias
Visual artist, independent curator and art mediator living and working in Bergen, Norway. Founder and director of the mediation and outreach platform ART + FOLK. Daniela has been involved in several social-oriented curatorial projects that place art in unexpected spaces, such as the odds project (2013) in Odda; Ultimo Scenario (2017) at the former children’s clinic, in collaboration with the medical staff of the Haukeland Hospital in Bergen; and Nye Fortsettelser (2018–19), art in public space in Vaksdal. She is the Head of Education and Mediation for Bergen Assembly 2019, and is part of the MA in Curatorial Studies at the University of Bergen. An active member of the Latin American and Ibero-American network of art and education, Pedagogías Empáticas and is one of the mentees for the Kommune Mentor Programme for Cultural Producers run by the city of Bergen.
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.