Alicia Ventura gives a conference about the art as a therapy at La Nau

  • May 8th, 2017
Alicia Ventura

The cultural manager Alicia Ventura will give the conference ‘Programa Arte y Salud en los centros hospitalarios’, tomorrow Tuesday, 9 May, at 19:00h in the Cultural Centre La Nau. The talk, that tries to value the role of the art as a therapy, is planned for the programming ‘Art i Ment’ of the Office of the Vice-Principal for Culture and Equality of the Universitat de València.

Alicia Ventura is graduated in History of Art and musician, and has a master’s degree in Cultural Management by ESADE and Pompeu Fabra University.

She is the responsible of the Arteria DKV Programme and director of the Art Collection DKV. She also manages the artistic project of the Integralia Foundation and CuidArt project of the Marina Salud Hospital in Denia. She has specialised there in subjects of art and health and has directed the congress ‘Espacios de Arte y Espacios de Salud’ for six years.  She has been the comissionary of numerous exhibitions within these programmes. Likewise, she has developed as independent commissioner more than 90 exhibitions and several collective and individual projects.  Sample of Mariña Nuñez or Pablo Palazuelo and Tàpies.

Furthermore, she has also been gallery owner in Barcelona and coordinator of the two first editions of Videoart Fair Loop in Barcelona. Director of the exhibitions of Ciudad Forum. She has a cultural management company called Gestión Arte Ventura that developes several artistic projects. And she belongs to the La Laboral Board in Gijón. She often gives courses and has a wide bibliography of articles and publications.

The programme ‘Art i Ment’ ( is a sociocultural intervention project promoted by the Office of the Vice-Principal for Culture and Equality of the Universitat de València from this academic year.

The setting up of this programme has been possible thanks to the General Foundation of the UV and the implication of a great number of entities: Caixa Popular, Per Amor a l’Art Foundation, Antonia Mir Foundation, Berklee College of Music of Valencia, the Faculty of Psychology of the UV (Master’s Degree in Drug Dependence: Research, Treatment and Drug Pathologies), the Professional School of Music of Valencia, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Associació ÀMBIT, Fundación por la Justicia, IVAJ (Generalitat Jove) and the public schools Cervantes, Dr. Oloriz, Primer Marqués del Turia, Mestalla and Nuestra Señora de los Desamparados.

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