Raquel de Anda is an independent curator and cultural producer based in Brooklyn, NY. De Anda began her career as Associate Curator at Galería de la Raza, a contemporary Latino arts organization in San Francisco, CA (2003-2010) and has continued to support the production of socially engaged artwork in both Mexico and the United States. Her work spans a variety of practices, including producing trans-media film based projects, organizing public interventions and mass mobilizations and curating exhibitions at museums, galleries and alternative arts spaces across the country.
Recent exhibitions include Shattering the Concrete: Artists, Activists and Instigators (Project Row Houses, Houston, TX), The Ripple Effect: Currents of Socially Engaged Art (Art Museum of the Americas, Washington, D.C.), Art in Odd Places intervention festival (NYC), and overseeing creative production for the historic People’s Climate March (NYC), with hundreds of artists and 400,000 people participating.
De Anda's work has received numerous awards, including the Robert Rauschenberg Artist as Activist Fellowship as part of her work with the People's Climate Arts collective and the National Association of Latino Arts and Culture's Transcultural Remittance Award. Her work has been covered in numerous media outlets including The New York Times, The New Yorker, Huffington Post and the Washington Post. De Anda received an MS in Design and Urban Ecologies at Parsons, School of Design, with a focus on integrating cultural equity in the field of arts and culture. She is currently Director of Public Engagement at No Longer Empty, an organization that activates engagement with art and social issues through site-responsive exhibitions, education and cultural programs.