Natalí Ortiz

Natalí is a recent graduate from Concordia University’s MA in Creative Arts Therapies, Art Therapy option. She has gained clinical art therapy experience with both groups and individuals, from diverse backgrounds and contexts, in various areas including geriatrics, attachment difficulties and complex trauma. In her home country, Ecuador Natalí has also worked in different art projects with survivors of sex trafficking and adults with developmental disabilities, as well as with street youth in Uganda.

Currently, Natalí works as a research assistant at the engAGE Living Lab project and as a facilitator at Concordia’s Art Hives.

Natalí has a social justice, decolonial feminist and intersectional lens, which inform her art therapy approach and studio practice. She is in a continuous self-exploration of her racialized identity through her own art and hopes to always contribute towards the fight against systemic oppression.