HENAO Contemporary Center's contributors, artists, brand ambassadors and event coordinators in Orlando FL.
Jose henao | founder/director
the son of dual emigrants from colombia and small business owners, jose has always both been around and worked along side creative people. in his college years he designed and sold book bags and hats as well as importing and selling blanks to other artists. he majored in fine studio art with a specialization in printmaking and drawing and minored in business at ucf. after college he worked in the family business, designed websites, and founded a couple of his own start ups in a variety businesses eventually circling back around to art. he currently lives near "the center" with his wife meagan and daughters evelyn and elena.
halsi | lead studio artist/brand ambassador
a self taught artist, halsi has been in and around orlando's art scene since he was 14 years old. he now directs unique collaborations between younger artists and the center, creating pop ups and community engagement events. aside from his work with henao contemporary, he creates and shows art in various locations in florida.
Shirley torres | Brand ambassador
better known as swirlsss, shirley is a model, artist, and promoter of creative events in orlando. she has modeled for and collaborated with artists in both florida and new york. she is born and raised in kissimmee florida and follows pursuits in painting and modeling for and collaborating with photographers who's work she likes.
diego inkusual | event coordinator
Originally found as a henao center social media contest winner, jose quickly realized that diego was "probably the hardest working creative i had met in orlando". a multi media artist and orlando art promoter, outside of his work at henao contemporary, diego maintains creative pursuits in his own artistic projects, event coordinating, and talent scouting.
Jacoub reyes | studio artist
jacoub is primarily a printmaker working out of orlando. he brings experience as a graduate in printmaking from the university of central florida and began his collaboration with the henao center as part of the emerging waves showcase in early 2016.
chandra kethi-reddy | brand ambassador
Chandra triple majors in Industrial Engineering, Mathematics, and Philosophy while minoring in Finance at the University of Central Florida. He is currently the President of the campus's philosophy club and represents one thousand students as a student government Senator for the College of Arts and Humanities. One of his main goals is to build an infrastructure of support for arts students of UCF. While becoming a notable local public speaker and activist, he has traveled across the United States to present his original work in philosophy and mathematics. This man throws huge parties like he's Gatsby, scout him out for an invitation. You can probably find him freestyling with his friends at Natura or Public House by UCF.
Joe xo | poet/event coordinator
joe xo is part of the safe words poetry group in orlando florida. He writes poetry, coordinates events, helps raise money and send poets to national competitions, and gives gifts so be cool and maybe you'll get one.
Anna victoria | model scout
An up and coming model with her hand on the pulse of Orlando's emerging photography scene. Anna does an amazing job scouting and booking models, as well as keeping us plugged into what and who Orlando is shooting.
char good | brand ambassador
a 21 year old creative based out of Orlando, FL. Her work ranges from directing and modeling in photo shoots for different brands, styling and starring in music videos for a variety of musicians, and throwing and hosting events for the community of Orlando.
She has been seen as the face of Noxcape Studios (@noxcapestudios), Low Expectations Clothing out of London (@lowexpectationsclothing), and Neon Cowboys out of Los Angeles (@neoncowboys).