Elisa Soto Sanchez


Specialization in Multimedia Design Escuela de Diseño del Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes, Mexico City 2021
Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Mexico City 2014


Born and raised in Mexico, Elisa is an international student pursuing her MA in Museum and Exhibition Studies at UIC. Using her background as a multimedia graphic designer, Elisa aims to build bridges between culture and community. Her project Digital Mediation was exhibited at the 2021 Ibero-American Design Biennial in Madrid. In 2022, she was awarded the Laurette Kirstein Scholarship for International Students. She received an Honorable Mention in the Image of Research competition for her video animation project, Descolonización en los Museos. Her professional experience includes exhibition design for Coincidencias Narrativas at Laboratorio Arte Alameda, Weaving the Past Into the Future in collaboration with The Field Museum, Fwd: Museums’ Journal Coordinator, Exhibition Planning Graduate Assistant for Gallery 400, and Research Assistant at the Institute for the Humanities, UIC.

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