Katya Cazar is a visual artist from Cuenca, with practical and theoretical training in contemporary art. She has exhibited in solo exhibitions in Ecuador, Mexico, Colombia, Argentina and the United States. She holds a degree in Visual Arts from the University of Cuenca, a Masters in Cultural Studies from the University of Azuay and is a PhD candidate in the visual arts programme at the Complutense University of Madrid.
Throughout two decades, she has maintained an active career as an artist and an independent curator. She has been invited to teach undergraduate and graduate courses at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Cuenca and the University of Azuay. She is a member of the IKT, a group of curators from Europe and Latin America, member of the advisory board of the Tinkuy Foundation, and member of the Casa de la Cultura. In 2013, she participated as adviser in the creation of the Universidad de las Artes, Ministerio de Cultura. Currently, she is the director of the 15th edition of the Biennale de Cuenca (2021-2022), where she was executive director from 2013 to 2015.