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Unfettering Artists' Productivity and Impact

Nadia Chrisanto

Nadia Chrisanto is the Center for Cultural Innovation's Program Assistant in Los Angeles. In addition to her work at CCI, Nadia is currently an assistant curator at the California African American Museum (CAAM) and is an independent consultant as the exhibition coordinator for the Beall Center for Art + Technology in UC Irvine. She has experience in curatorial research, exhibitions & programs coordination, grantmaking, and arts administration. Nadia finished her studies at the Pasadena City College and earned her A.A. in History, Humanities and Social & Behavioral Sciences. After transferring to and graduating from California State Polytechnic University Pomona with a B.A. in History, Nadia started her work in arts administration as a Getty Multicultural Undergraduate Intern in Summer 2016 at CAAM. Since then, Nadia has aided several arts and history exhibitions at CAAM, such as No Justice, No Peace: LA 1992Trouble Every Day: LA 1965/1992, and Gary Simmons: Fade to Black.

Born and raised in Jakarta, Indonesia, Nadia moved to the United States with her family in 2002. As an immigrant and a woman of color, Nadia advocates for diversity, accessibility, and inclusivity wherever she goes and is determined to be the voice for those who cannot speak out. Although she has zero artistic talent and skills (her best art is stick figures drawing), Nadia is committed to supporting works of under-represented artists of color and using art & history to promote diversity and cultural history. In her free time, Nadia enjoys playing games, reading, watching movies, and playing with her pet cat, Hunter.