The CIA (Centro de Investigaciones Artísticas), founded by Graciela Hasper, Roberto Jacoby and Judi Werthein, is a non-profit organization under the legal umbrella of the START Foundation.

In the begining of 2006, during the International Residence for Argentine Artists (RIAA), Judi Werthein proposed the idea of a pedagogic experience and these three artists engaged in an exhaustive discussion on art education. Since then, they investigated a number of teaching models and possible education environments. It took three years to analyze and find the means to realize a project that would establish a dialogue that could go beyond disciplinary and geographical frontiers. By the middle of 2009, CIA's infrastructure and project launch plans were in place.

The development and continuity of this project depends on the engagement of artists, scholars, cultural private and public institutions and enterprises, as well as philanthropic organizations and individuals.

In 2011 Gachi Hasper  declined her duties as one of the directors to devote herself to her personal projects.

A few years later, by 2014, Judi Werthein declined his participation in the direction of the CIA after more than four years of intense and creative work.

Today, in 2019, ten years after CIA's birth the institution has been relaunched as CIAntifascistas (Centre of Antifascist Investigations).


CIA 2019

Executive Director
Roberto Jacoby
Creative Planner
Kiwi Sainz
International Relations
Syd Krochmalny

Florencia Hipolitti

CIAntifascistas Program 2019 Coordinators

July: Mariela Scafati

August: Marie Bardet

September: Gerardo Jorge

October: Juan Laxagueborde

November: Santiago Villanueva

START FOUNDATION (Society, Technology & Arts)

START President
Sebastián Gordin

START Secretary
Mariela Scafati

START Treasurer
Cecilia Sainz