Christian Guerra is the Art Collection and Program Manager for the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture, which means she oversees the care, custody, and maintenance of more than 500 works of public art owned by the City of Boston. She also advises the director and board of the Boston Art Commission (BAC) on procedures and policy development, supervises the BAC approval process of public art projects, and guides the development of City-commissioned projects such as Boston AIR, Percent-for-Art, and others. An important part of her work is to advocate on behalf of the collection for resources, act as the liaison to the community, safeguard artists’ rights, and prioritize cultural equity in the City’s public art program.
A native of Texas, she graduated from the University of Texas and was an Intelligence Community Center of Academic Excellence (ICCAE) fellow and scholar. She credits that experience to developing her professional passion for global perspective, human rights, advocacy, and cultural narrative. Before moving to Boston and earning her Master’s of Science degree in Library and Information Sciences with a focus on Archives and Cultural Institutions from Simmons College, she interned at the Rubin Center of Contemporary Art.
Christian has a background in the performing and visual arts, and enjoys community organizing, photography, and watching films.