arístides vargas

Córdova, Argentina

Graduated in Theater from the University of Cuyo. In 1975, he had to go into exile due to the Argentine military coup; this fact will mark his dramaturgical work that revolves around memory, uprooting and marginality. He has directed important Latin American groups and companies, including the National Theater Company from Costa Rica, the Justo Rufino Garay group from Nicaragua, the group Taller del Sótano from México, the Ire company from Puerto Rico, among others. He is the founder and director of one of the most prestigious groups in Latin America, the Malayerba group from Ecuador. He is the author of several works among which are “Jardín de Pulpos”, “Pluma”, “La Edad de la Ciruela”, “Donde el Viento Hace Buñuelos”, “Nuestra Señora de las Nubes”. He has taught courses and held workshops in important schools and universities, such as the RESAD in Madrid, the University of New York, the National University of Bogotá, among others. He currently serves as the Director of the Performing Arts Career at the University of the Arts in Guayaquil.

eduardo carrera

Quito, Ecuador

Curator and Cultural Manager. He holds a degree in Visual Arts from the Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador, a Master's degree in Cultural Management from the International University of Catalonia, ​​and he is an Alumni from Independent Curators International - ICI, New York. He is currently the Chief Curator of the Contemporary Art Center of Quito. He was co-director of No Lugar - Arte Contemporáneo. Between 2011 and 2017 he has been advisor to the Ministry of Culture and Heritage of Ecuador, collaborator in projects with the Metropolitan Institute of Heritage of Quito, Head of Research and Heritage of the Museums Foundation of the City, and researcher of the Contemporary Art Center. His recent exhibitions include “La Transmisión del Gesto – Performance Cycle” (CAC, 2017); “In Search of Global Poetry: Videos from the Han Nefkens Collection” (CAC, 2017); “Soy Paisaje” (CAC, 2017); “Absorber la Ficción” (CAC, 2017); “Queer City” (No Lugar, 2017). He has been coordinator and curator of Premio Brasil - Arte Emergente in its 2013, 2015 and 2017 editions. From 2013 to the present he is the organizer and curator of the exhibitions within the framework of the LGBTIQ + Pride Month.

alejandro jiménez

Bogotá, Colombia

President of Sony Music Entertainment for the Andean Region (Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela). He studied law at Los Andes University in Bogotá and he holds postgraduate degrees in Law and Intellectual Property from the University of Edinburgh and the University of Buenos Aires. For many years he was Director of Business and Legal Affairs at Sony Music. He has been professor at Los Andes University and the author and interpreter of several works of the band Las Pirañas Amazónicas. In 2014, he moved to Sony Music's A & R department, where he recruited several Colombian talents who have received numerous Grammy nominations, such as Aterciopelados, Vicente García and Monsieur Periné. He is currently researching new talents to support their careers.