DARA KATRINA DEL ROSARIO is a Pinay curator, educator, and non profit arts administrator based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has worked extensively with non profit organizations to center the works and experiences of communities who have historically been denied access to institutional art spaces. Del Rosario's work investigates modalities of survival, resistance, and joy against institutional and systemic violence through visual culture. She implements a multitude of critical frameworks such as Critical Race Theory, Identity Formation Theory, Community Cultural Wealth, and Critical Performance Pedagogy to develop programs and exhibitions that transform the gallery space into a site of collaborative learning and liberation.
Her research has been presented at the Association of Asian American Studies, Free Minds Free People, American Educational Research Association, and Listen To The Silence. From 2015-2016, Del Rosario was a Fellow for Emerging Arts Professionals and in 2016, The Center for Cultural Innovation awarded her a grant to research non profit art organizations that focused on serving the Pilipinx American community.
Currently, Del Rosario works for SOMArts Cultural Center as the Curatorial Partnerships Associate and Office Gallery Curator for Kearny Street Workshop. As an independent curator, she has two exhibitions opening in December 2018 and January 2019, respectively.
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