Emerging Cultural Leaders 2016

Adriana Navarro

Divided by an Australian and Peruvian upbringing, Adriana Navarro is a video artist, performer, interactive artist, installation-ist, interventionist and researcher who is still discovering the truths and complications of identity and landscape. Her work explores the human connection with technology and aims to question the perceptions of our collective identity by alluring the audience into interactive and immersive spaces.

Her interest in social advocacy and sustainable alternatives led her to be a founding member and program coordinator for different non-for-profit arts organisations including TILT and Exit Strategy Studios, a community arts space located in Brunswick. She has also worked on projects in remote communities of Australia and has been involved with MAFA; Melbourne Artists for Asylum Seekers.

This program is an important step in her process of understanding identity, authenticity, place and empowerment. She endeavours to create new inclusive, safe and non-discriminatory spaces that successfully engage communities with a cultural dialogue.