Casa Santa Ana is a Panama based non-profit organization that connects people through contemporary art, seeking to understand current contexts and build a stronger and more inclusive community. Founded by contemporary art collector Johnny Roux in 2015, we create exhibitions, publications, community programming and workshops, striving to make art relevant and accessible to all.
2023 is a big year for us. We will be opening La Leonera, a children’s library that will focus on supporting the literacy of Santa Ana’s children, their learning, their relationship with reading and writing, and with contemporary arts, providing them with opportunities to develop their imagination and creative potential.
We will also inaugurate an exhibition space that will house our international residency program and provide space for collaboration with international galleries and institutions that will strengthen local and global bridges.
Through exhibitions by renowned international artists and smaller group shows that mix international works with testimonies in different formats by women in Santa Ana, we make art relevant and accessible to all.
Our publications seek to compile and share the life and work of local artists both inside and outside our borders.
Every year since 2018 we have Voces en Acción, an 8-week-long experimental art workshop directed by artists Donna Conlon and Jonathan Harker, that focuses on conceptualization and production of artwork that opens dialogues about our socio-political contexts and the issues that affect us, building a stronger local art community.