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Photography: Sébastien Lange

Gabriela Durán’s mission is to do aesthetic research (i.e., neuroaesthetics, art practice, and art education) as a way to understand and connect with others.

She has an M. A. on Experimental Psychology and a Ph.D. in Social, Cognitive and Neurosciences from the University of Texas at El Paso. She did her postdoctoral studies at the University of Arizona with a focus on Scientific Aesthetics.

Currently, she is a professor of visual arts at the Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez, and is a research associate at Node Center for Curatorial Studies in Berlin.

Gabriela’s recent research has focused on better understand the role of conceptual knowledge in art appreciation as well as the use of new media technologies in the development of community-based art.