our mission is to create meaningful learning experiences where we contribute to the understanding of visual contemporary art, the preservation of local contemporary heritage through documentation and the production of academic material and by contributing to the professionalization of the sector in Aruba.
our projects are developed in collaboration with local artists and cultural organizations as well as with our international network.
WHO ARE WE?
Plataforma Aruba is a non-profit organization that develops activities and projects for the Aruban community combining visual contemporary art and education.
WHAT IS CONTEMPORARY VISUAL ART?
contemporary visual art is an artistic discipline that expresses and materializes the essence, thinking and realities of our current communities.
to do this, contemporary artists make use of different forms of expression like sculpture, painting, performance art and installation art.
their works of art give us, amongst other things, the opportunity to discover new perspectives within our own communities and cultures.
WHY ART AND EDUCATION?
art is can act as a medium to communicate ideas and concepts that sometimes are difficult to articulate.
in contrast to the current education methodologies based on standard-based assessment, education of art and through art offers the possibility to rethink education and bring a more inclusive, broad and relevant focus for the community.