- MA (Professional Development in Cultural Leadership), The City University, London, UK
- MA with Distinction (Fashion Curation), University of the Arts London, London College of Fashion, UK
- BA (International Business Management), Panamericana University, Mexico
Circe Henestrosa is a fashion curator. Her research looks at tangible and intangible heritage to develop new design languages. In particular, she is interested in looking at heritage as a medium to develop cultural enterprises in fashion. Her curatorial practice explores how garments and material culture inform and reflect social-cultural aspects of fashion within the exhibition context.
Prior to joining LASALLE, Circe held senior arts management roles at the British Council, working on collaborations and co-productions with artists and designers such as Damien Hirst, Mona Hatoum, Peter Greenaway, Dai Rees, Jimmy Choo and Vivienne Westwood.
At LASALLE, she has researched contemporary Asian fashion design, and has conducted research projects between Singapore, the Philippines, Korea and Cambodia, analysing and reinterpreting historical and traditional techniques into contemporary design.
Circe curated the critically acclaimed exhibition Appearances Can Be Deceiving: The Dresses of Frida Kahlo (2012) at The Frida Kahlo Museum in Coyoacán, Mexico, and also co-curated the blockbuster exhibition Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up (2018) at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, UK.
Circe is currently reading for her PhD at London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London, focusing on the areas of fashion and disability.