Executive Director, The BogotArt Foundation, Columbia
Leonardo Párraga is Executive Director of The BogotArt Foundation. He is passionate about community empowerment and social justice. He is the founder and director of the BogotArt Foundation, an organization established with the aim of promoting a more democratic art and cultural scene in the city of Bogotá, Colombia.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Management with a minor in Journalism from University of the Andes and has a specialization in entrepreneurship from the University of Maryland. Leonardo and his team use art to transform marginalized neighborhoods into cultural hubs. Due to its contribution to social inclusion management in today’s cities, BogotArt was recognized during the UN-Habitat 2014 World Cities Days as an important organization which brings youth perspectives to the spotlight. He is also the co-founder of the Dialogue of the Curious, a global initiative to promote intercultural understanding and communication through the interaction of youth from different countries and life experiences.