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Asher is a cultural strategist and creative producer of artistic events. Has a large experience in conceiving and developing transdisciplinary projects in the fields of visual arts, live performances involving sound, music and creative technologies. Has developed collaborations with ARTS at CERN, BELL LABS, Manchester Metropolitan University, the Maker Faire, and has been a frequent speaker at the United Nations for events related to International Day of Disabilities, Women in Tech and Youth Empowerment Day. 2018-2020 He is a former member resident and mentor of the NEW INC, a tech and design incubator created by the NEW MUSEUM in New York, to nurture, coach and help develop the merge between arts, design with the creative industries.
2014-Present Founder, Artistic Director of HYPHEN HUB
A New York based organization that works at the intersection of art and creative technologies. Asher has produced dozens of live events in New York and internationally where music, sound, performance and emergent technologies intersect. Hyphen Hub seeks to create a bridge between innovation and artistic fields using its global network of artists, curators, engineers, designers, performers, choreographers, composers, universities, technology, science and cities governments to develop projects with economic, social and cultural impact.
2018 and 2019 FESTIVAL DE LA IMAGEN
Asher was the guest curator 2018 & 2019 for the International Festival of the Image
(http://festivaldelaimagen.com/) in Manizales Colombia, a new media festival that brings together practitioners, electronic music, exhibitions and scholars to this the longest festival of new media in Latin America. For both editions of the festival, Asher brought a large contingent of international and local artists to create multimedia installations, sound and electronic music performances, key note speakers, academic presenters as well as professionals from the world of film festivals and Broadway productions.
2015 Asher was part of the founders team of the NEW YORK CREATIVE TECH WEEK, and the director and producer of the ARTS HUB of the festival, where he hosted and organized exhibitions, sound and dance performances exploring interactive technologies in the realm of the performing arts through the festival duration and conferences and panels addressing the convergence of art, design and technology.
2009-2013 Asher was Co-Founder, Co-Curator of NO LONGER EMPTY (2009-2020), a New York based organization that took over empty spaces throughout the city and created site specific installations. Asher co-curated some of the most seminal exhibitions that the group produced which launched the group’s relevant and international reputation, such “Never Can Say Goodbye” at the former Tower Records store on West Broadway, Chelsea Hotel, Governors Island, Invisible Dog at a former Brooklyn warehouse, and helped developed the educational arts program of the organization with an specific emphasis on underserved schools, a program that have inspired New York City’s youth and families to share their voices through collective storytelling and to re-imagine public space through art.
2010 Producer and Artistic Director of NO LONGER EMPTY ON THE ROAD, a section developed for the LIVERPOOL BIENNIAL. Asher was the visionary and driving force to transform a series of empty warehouses in the center of Liverpool and curated sound installations accentuating the emptiness of the spaces and the recession of the city. Asher was the bridge bringing together segments of the arts establishment, anti-establishment art groups and underground music bands together with international artists to be one of the most exciting exhibitions in the history of the biennial. He also curated additional installations at F.A.C.T. (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) in Liverpool.
2008/2009 Curator of ART MIAMI NEW MEDIA LOUNGE. Asher conceived and curated the fair new media lounge which back then was the largest new media exhibition at an art fair. With the collaboration of over a dozen of international museums and large private art collections, he developed a 10,000 Sq Ft immersive technology section of the fair and developed its first curatorial program.
2006-2008 Created Yuanfen Gallery in Beijing, developing the first new media gallery in mainland China which also served as a tech incubator. For the program he invited international artists as well as Hong Kong new media artists to do a residency and develop projects in the warehouse space in the famous 798 art district of the city, which served as a gallery. In addition, he developed an incubator tech program which worked in collaboration with artists.
2004-2006 Created and ran the Remy Toledo Gallery in New York, where he specialized in Feminist, Post-Feminist and new media. The gallery organized historic exhibitions in New York that most of them ended up acquired by museums. Some of them were the famous feminist pioneer Carolee Schneemann, Mary Beth Edelson, Ana Mendieta, Judy Chicago, Monika Weiss, Sara Modiano.
Co-founded the Latin American Cultural Week in New York which ran in 2008 and 2009 to showcase contemporary art and music from Latin America.
Born in Colombia, New York City has been his home for over two decades. Has also lived in Italy, Spain, Israel and China. Fluent in English, Spanish and Italian.