No Longer Empty is delighted to welcome Raquel de Anda to serve as Director of Public Engagement. In this newly redefined role, Raquel will lead the organization’s efforts to actively engage participants in cross-cultural, generational, and socio-economic dialogue through the very site responsive interventions and institutional quality exhibitions which No Longer Empty activates.
Raquel brings with her a wealth of socially minded curatorial and programming development experience. A recipient of the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation’s Artist as Activist award and a leader behind the creative and artistic direction of the 2014 People’s Climate March, Raquel’s work spans a variety of practices, including producing interactive film based projects, organizing public interventions and mass mobilizations, and curating exhibitions at museums, galleries and alternative arts spaces across the country. She joins No Longer Empty at a critical time for the organization as we rethink the scope of its community-centric exhibition program and continue to evolve how we engage communities in the confrontation of pressing social issues.
“The conversations over access to urban space are now more urgent than ever, and I believe artists are going to play a definitive role in articulating and amplifying these debates, tilting the scales of power in favor of impacted communities, and helping articulate a vision of the future that works for everyone,” said Raquel. “I’m excited to join No Longer Empty because I see it as a site-responsive organization that centers the voice, vision, and power of communities while honoring the unique and important role of the artist in shaping our cities.