Bohdanna Kesala

ARTIST

For the past 20 years Bohdanna has pursued her artistic career as a painter in San Francisco, California. In 2004, she earned her M.F.A. in painting from San Francisco State University, and has exhibited her work around the United States, and in several countries in Europe. In 2003 she was chosen to exhibit her paintings at the Florence Biennale. Bohdanna’s work directly reflects her personal feelings and life experiences, and as she says, “Just look at my paintings and you will know everything you need to know about me and my journey.”

 

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CHANGEMAKER

In 2011, Bohdanna started working for Peter Thiel’s non-profit, The Thiel Foundation. There, she was able to directly support one of the foundation’s main missions: To disrupt the US education system and acknowledge that a one size college degree does not fit all. With her creativity and background, Bohdanna added an outsider’s perspective to the Silicon Valley world of tech. She was one of the architects of The Thiel Foundation Summit; a bi-annual assembly of young entrepreneurs and visionaries from around the world.

 

LEADER

For the past 4 years, Bohdanna has worked at Singularity University in Silicon Valley as their Managing Director of International Summits. Bohdanna oversees the execution of Global Licensing SU’s International Summits, impacting and educating over 250,000 people on exponential technologies and how to use those technologies to solve the world’s greatest challenges.

 

SPEAKER

As the M.D of International Summits, Bohdanna speaks on stage on “The Art of Disruption” which uses art and art history examples to explain and educate people on the difference between Disruption and Innovation. Bohdanna also speaks about "The Future of Art" how artists are using technology in their processes and in their work, and how technology is disrupting the art market and industry.