Nao Zaragoza

Nao Zaragoza

Curator & Cultural Producer.London, United Kingdom
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Nao Zaragoza

Nao Zaragoza

Curator & Cultural Producer.London, United Kingdom
About me
I am a Mexican cultural producer, project manager and curator with a proven track record of quality projects in the fields of arts, culture and fashion. I have studies in Communication Sciences, Art Management, Cultural Promotion and Fashion Curation. Working in the curatorial and educational departments of several museums and organizations back in Mexico and London, I have experience conceptualizing, curating, producing and evaluating art and culture projects such as art festivals, workshops, poetry open-mics, gastronomy and literature events, and more. I love storytelling and I am passionate about exhibitions and their potential to create social change through the bonding between community and objects. I am the Co-founder and Director of Wearers Coterie, a new creative studio dedicated to curate and produce experiences about art, dress and fashion, and our first big project is Wearers Festival, the first multidisciplinary art festival dedicated to exploring the meanings of clothes and body adornment. I am also preparing my PhD proposal, a feminist exploration of the gender implications of curatorial work at museums and notions of femininity portrayed in fashion exhibitions.
Projects
  • 'Veiling in Fashion: Dress and Modesty' a virtual conversation panel
    'Veiling in Fashion: Dress and Modesty' a virtual conversation panelThis conversation panel took place on the 30th of June 2021. 'Veiling in Fashion: Dress and Modesty was the first event of our Wearers Academy series, a sequence of conversations where independent and academic researchers share their work in a language that is accessible to everyone. The recording is available on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zELhvA8s4d8&t=3s Our guest speaker, Anna-Mari Almila is a fashion researcher in sociology at London College of Fashion. She has spe
Projects credited in
  • Wearing Human Rights, a virtual conversation.
    Wearing Human Rights, a virtual conversation.This conversation panel took place on the 26th of May 2021. It featured Chilean-Arab Lawyer and independent fashion researcher Martina Barroeta and was moderated by Mexican Cultural Manager and activist Cristina Peregrina. This event was the first of our free Wearers from Everywhere virtual series, a sequence of conversations with wearers from all over the world highlighting their perspectives on relevant dress-related topics. Wearing Human Rights will digged into the freedom of dress as a c
  • "Dressing 'professionally', what does that even mean?" Virtual conversation panel.
    "Dressing 'professionally', what does that even mean?" Virtual conversation panel.This conversation panel took place on the 28th of April 2021. It featured Professor Carolyn Mair PhD, fashion psychologist Joanna Kamaramanis and Curator Shasti Lowton, and was moderated by our in-house social media strategist Trishna Gokliani. This event was the first of our free Vestiary series, which encompasses conversations around specific corporeal and dress topics by groups of guest speakers, mainly UK-based. "Dressing 'professionally', what does that even mean?" drew on the possible me
Work history
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    ProducerKennedy
    London, United KingdomFreelance
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    Curatorial AssistantGuildford Museum
    London, United KingdomPart Time
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Skills
  • Project Conception
  • Project Co-ordination
  • Project Management
  • Curation
  • Production Co-ordination
  • Events Production
  • Events Programming
  • Academic Research
  • Exhibition Curation
  • Arts Research
Education
    London College of Fashion, UAL logo
    London College of Fashion, UAL logo
    MA Fashion CurationLondon College of Fashion, UAL
     - London, United Kingdom
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    BA Arts and Cultural ManagementWestern Institute of Technology and Higher Education ITESO
     - Guadalajara, Mexico
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