Finding Inspiration in Every Turn
Celestina is an interdisciplinary and experimental artist with an international oeuvre. Her work is a synthesis of social practice, writing, activism and performance work for public art, theater, film and justice causes. Notable features include being the youngest director to have ever been awarded the prestigious Our Town grant by the National Endowment of the Arts for the original public art installation and performance showcase, "Sacred Voice of the Bayou," performing at El Museo de Arte Moderno in Mexico City alongside the rebel art troupe La Pocha Nostra, and being awarded multiple scholarships to attend Columbia University's Arts Administration program in New York City.
Celestina's projects connect diverse communities to exciting exploratory art projects. Her work is imbued with a bold and unapologetic feminism, radically inquisitive inclusivity, an ongoing commitment to equity and a tangle of raw emotion. At the core of this practice are people: audiences, collaborators, and supporters who have uplifted the work and placed it on the international stage.
Quotes on Celestina's work from Colleagues and Industry Experts
"Celestina (is) a Renaissance person." -Will Nunziata, Broadway Director.
"East Lawndale Civic Association was grateful to all who were a part of this successful endeavor (re: Celestina's 'Sacred Voice of the Bayou') and we hope to see more of these types of projects introduced in our community." -Elisa Gonzalez, Houston Mason Park local and East Lawndale Civic Association President.