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We are a self-managed collective created in order to create spaces for exchange and dialogue between artists, curators, managers and researchers from local and other provinces and countries.  


As a multidisciplinary team, we work together to provide support to each of the artists who visit us or who contact us virtually. Our work is mainly focused on generating contention so that they can carry out their projects and at the same time link with the artistic context of the city.

Lina Angel

1987. Bogotá, Colombia.


Politologist and cultural manager. She is a co-founder of R.A.R.O. and serves as the director of the program in Buenos Aires and Bogotá. Lina studied Political Science and International Relations at Pontificia Universidad Javeriana of Bogotá. Later, she traveled to Buenos Aires where she pursued a Master's degree in Communication and Cultural Creation at the Walter Benjamin Foundation. Since 2014, Lina has been leading R.A.R.O. Buenos Aires. Her work focuses on establishing connections with institutions and artists, applying for scholarship programs, fundraising, and overall project management within the residency. Concurrently, she has been involved in various art spaces, artistic collectives, residency programs, and artistic studio spaces, managing and producing exhibitions, talks, and programs for artists at places such as Proyecto Ace, BSM Art Building, and Espacio Munar, among others.


Currently, Lina works as an independent cultural manager. She is particularly interested in fostering alternative forms of organization that are rooted in self-management and the collective nature of artistic practices.

Cristina Porto
Bogotá, 1986.

Therapist and cultural manager. Her extensive practice involves the intersectional integration of art, psychology, and telepathy. Since 2020, she has been involved in the management and fundraising for cultural projects in Colombia and Argentina. She has conducted studies in telepathy and clairvoyance with Irazema Nuño (Mexico, 2021-present); remote viewing with Ramiro Montaño (Germany, 2021-present); introspective hypnosis with Aurelio Mejía (Colombia, 2021-2022); and regressive hypnosis with Calógero Grifasi (Italy, 2021-2022). Between 2008 and 2011, she studied psychology with a Gestalt approach and business coaching at Claudio Naranjo's School of Human Transformation, and from 2005 to 2007, she lived in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she studied gastronomy at the Mausi Sebess Institute.

Currently, she delves into activations in clairvoyance and telepathy, operates in hypnosis, and creates learning programs in tarot. Since 2023, she has been a producer of the R.A.R.O. Bogotá artistic residency program.

Andrés Matías Pinilla


Artist and cultural manager. His studies in art have taken place between traditional academic spaces, experimental programs, work clinics, and artistic residencies in Colombia, Argentina, Mexico, and the United Kingdom. He is currently a fellow at the WHW Akademija in Zagreb, Croatia. Since 2010, he has carried out projects of various natures in galleries, museums, biennials, residencies, fairs, and independent spaces in Colombia, Argentina, Mexico, Brazil, Spain, Germany, and Switzerland. Some of his works are part of public collections such as the National Museum of Colombia in Bogotá, the MARGS (Museum of Art of Rio Grande do Sul) in Porto Alegre, Brazil, and the Archivo Arkhé (Latin American Art + Queer Archive) in Madrid, Spain. Since 2021, he has been part of Espacio Comunal, a platform of Espacio Odeón in Bogotá, focused on community processes, co-creation, gathering, and ecologies of care. Between 2017 and 2021, he lived in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he was artistic director and co-founder of the LANZALLAMAS gallery. Since 2023, he has been the artistic coordinator of the R.A.R.O. Bogotá residency program.

He conceives his artistic practice as a powerful tool for invoking myths, stories, bestiaries, and fantastic natures to enliven the world. His projects blend imaginaries from various belief systems with human and non-human technologies, which he materializes in objects, writings, assemblages, drawings, immersive installations, and psycho-affective laboratories.

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