Over the summer 2022, Equitas welcomed its first artist in residence, Jean Manuel Doran Penafiel, a young and enthusiastic artist from Montreal. He took an art class at Cégep de Rosemont, studied in Environment and is currently studying human sciences at Cégep de Maisonneuve.
His internship had two main objectives: to support Equitas to integrate artistic elements in the office spaces to visually reflect the mission, vision and values of our organization, and to integrate art into a public event we held in July. One of the main objectives of having an artist contribution was to see relevant topics in a different way. The idea was to incorporate art elements that can be as much as beautiful as thought-provoking and informative.
After a short period of training and discussing his work plan, he got to work!
Jean Manuel comes from a family of professors and human rights activists. His father is Chilean, and so from a young age, Jean Manuel learnt a lot about the history and struggles of the country. These topics are his sources of inspiration.