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Lorena Duran

Project Director

Lorena Duran, artistic director of the Emerge | Converge™ selling exhibition cycle, is the founder of Artverbium®. Her 18 years of professional trajectory include a successful tenure as VP and International Creative Director at Christie’s, where she led creative teams in New York and London for 9 years, and developed global exhibitions throughout the same period. Previously, she held curatorial, creative director, and consulting roles for organizations like the Professional Association of Design in America (AIGA), and the Botero Museum in Colombia among others.

As an award-winning creator, Lorena conceived and developed major exhibitions for art fairs such as TEFAF in the Netherlands, KIAF in South Korea, and iconic venues such as the Grand Palais in Paris or the Convention Center in Hong Kong. A path that highlights her expertise developing large visionary projects focused on arts and culture, implemented in over 12 countries to date. Her solid academic background includes postgraduate studies in Business for Creative Leaders from Yale University, an M.F.A. in Interactive Arts from Pratt, and a Graphic Design degree from the National University of Colombia.

Born in Colombia, she has lived and worked in Bogota, New York, London, and now Porto. This multi-cultural nature informs her holistic approach to art, often leaning for artists who come from an interesting cultural milieu.

Through Emerge | Converge, Artverbium present inspiring work by influential artists, both iconic and emerging, in an immersive digital realm. A clear focus on Portuguese artists for this first cycle, is the result of Lorena’s admiration for the artistic work arising in the country, and her desire to connect those voices with larger artistic conversations rising globally. Along with international curators and art-world experts, Artverbium has created an online destination where new and established collectors can find valuable art by leading artists

Lorena Duran

Director

LORENA DURAN | PROJECT DIRECTOR

Lorena Duran is a creator. As an award-winning international creative director, she has developed a language which is unmistakably and firmly multi-disciplinary. Her vision is holistic and unique.

With over 18 years of professional trajectory, Lorena Duran, founder and director of Artverbium® is the overall artistic director of the Emerge | Converge™ exhibition cycle. Her solid academic background includes postgraduate studies in Business for Creative Leaders from Yale University, an M.F.A. in Interactive Arts from Pratt, and a Graphic Design degree from the National University of Colombia. Her deep experience in art and design can be attested through her successful performance as a VP and International Creative Director at Christie’s, where she led creative teams in New York and London for 9 years, and developed major global exhibitions about a wide range of subjects throughout the same period.

As a visionary with an established practice in art and culture, Lorena held various curatorial, creative director, and consulting roles for organizations like the Professional Association of Design in America (AIGA), and the Botero Museum in Colombia among others, highlighting her success developing large interdisciplinary projects, implemented in over 12 countries to date. Born in Colombia, she has lived and worked in Bogota, New York, London, and now Porto. This immersion in various cultures shapes her distinctive approach, which is informed by art that excites her as challenging, not always conceptually based, and often with a strong bias for artists who come from an interesting cultural milieu.

Through Emerge | Converge™, Lorena will be presenting inspiring work by influential artists, both iconic and emerging, in an immersive digital realm. A clear focus on Portuguese artists for this first cycle, is the result of Lorena’s admiration for the artistic work arising in the country, and her desire to connect those voices with larger artistic conversations rising globally. Supported by international curators and art-world experts, she has created an online destination where new and established collectors can find valuable art by leading artists, who explore today’s essential subjects.

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