Sasha Sicurella2017-12-01T11:22:32+00:00

Sasha Sicurella
Email: ssicurella@berkshirecountryday.org
Arts, Visual Arts Program Coordinator

rejoined Berkshire Country Day School in 2014
B.F.A., University of British Columbia
M.F.A., New York University

Sasha Sicurella is a Canadian-born arts education specialist, photographer, and filmmaker. She is the founding director of the I AM: International Foundation, a non-profit organization that works globally to provide opportunities for people of all ages to explore identity through art and self-portrait photography. To date, the I AM: Projects have served more than 1,600 individuals in 20 countries across five continents. Her work has been exhibited across the United States and internationally at museums and art centers in  Tel Aviv, Milan, Mumbai, Addis Ababa, Bratislava, Ulan Bator, Sao Paulo, Sarajevo, and Çanakkale. Sasha is the subject of the award-winning short film, “Water, Ice, Snow” (2013) and is currently co-producing documentary films shot on  location in the United States and abroad. She is the Director of Education at Omi International Arts Center in Ghent, NY, where she has spent 14 years developing and implementing arts-based public programming. She was recently selected by Gap Inc. as one of three of the country’s ‘Inspiring Educators’ featured in the Gap Kids 2017 Back-to-School campaign. She says, “For me, teaching and learning happen simultaneously. Every opportunity to engage students with creativity is an opportunity to  gain insight, knowledge, and perspective that, in turn, informs my own practice. Art making is at its best when the studio becomes a space that fosters mutual respect for ideas, big and small, and a place where imagination has no limits.”