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Jordana Mendelson, Director

Jordana Mendelson is the new Director of NYU’s King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center as of September 2020. She is also Associate Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and affiliate faculty in the Department of Art History and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at New York University. Prior to coming to NYU, Professor Mendelson taught at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and served as a visiting professor at the Universidad de Navarra, the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, and in the independent study program of the Museu d’Arr Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA).

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Laura Turégano, Associate Director

Ms. Turégano has been the KJCC Associate Director since 2004. In Fall 2007, Ms. Turégano took on the role of Acting Director of the Center between the end of the previous Director’s term of office and the start of that of the existing Director. In Fall 2011, in Academic Year 2018 and 2020, Ms. Turégano was appointed again Acting Director. Ms. Turégano has twenty five years of experience in philanthropy and public affairs, with expertise in the arts, culture and international relations.

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Luis Alfonso Pérez, Administrative Assistant

Luis Alfonso Pérez has worked several years in the multimedia industry both as an administrator and freelance artist. His work has won various awards in several art shows on the east coast. A Bronx native of Colombian descent he is fluent in English and Spanish. Luis received a BA in Illustration from the Fashion Institute of Technology. Since January 2006 Luis has been Administrative Assistant at the King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center.

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Laia Cabrera - Video, Media and Online Event Production

Laia Cabrera (Visuals & Projection Design) is a filmmaker and video artist based in New York and critically recognized multimedia creator, working in the fields of art Installations, new cinema, immersive projection design, visual poetry, documentary and performing arts, with many projects straddling or blending elements of both fields. Ms. Cabrera’s innovative interdisciplinary work merges cinematic arts, dance, music, theater, digital arts and interactivity. Recipient of many awards including the 2016 Silver Telly Award for best Direction, AVA and Telly awards for best Animation, Documentary and Art Direction; NYIT awards 2015 winner for Best Art Production and 3-time nominee for Outstanding Innovative Video Design and winner of the Kodak & Color Lab award for Best Cinematic film for Under Influence.

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Isabelle Duverger - Video, Media and Online Event Production

Isabelle Duverger (Visuals & Projection Design) is an award winning New York based French visual artist, animator and projection mapper, working in the US and Europe. Her work has been featured in documentaries, theater plays, feature films and public art. She has been working alongside Laia Cabrera for the past decade on the creation of site-specific immersive video and sound installations, multimedia shows and interactive pieces. She is a three-time New York Innovative Theater Awards nominee for Outstanding Innovative Design and NYIT award winner with New Stage Theatre Company for Outstanding Performance Art Production for “Night”.

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Estefanía Angueyra, Outreach Assistant and Graphic Design

Estefanía Angueyra graduated from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana with a BA in Literature Studies and an MFA in Creative Writing in Spanish from New York University. She is editor of the digital platform and publisher Liberoamérica and is also part of the podcast Tufillo de Poeta. Estefanía was a finalist for the José Manuel Arango Translation Award in 2019 for her version of Apollinaire’s Le Bestiaire ou Cortège d’Orphée. Her poems have been published in several magazines and anthologies, and she has been invited to various festivals such as FILNYC, the NYC Poetry Festival and Proyecto Posh.

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