ISPA is deeply saddened to announce the unexpected passing of 2015 ISPA Fellow from Colombia Armando de la Torre. Armando was the director of Tridha Colombia. He also served as a consultant to the Department of Arts, Ministry of Culture and Deputy Director of Events and Stages of the District Institute of Culture and Tourism of Bogotá.
Director of the District Institute of Arts in Bogota (instituto distrital de las artes “IDARTES”) Santiago Trujillo says Armando "contributed to the development of the production of public shows such as festivals Al Park and a lot of projects that have made Bogotá one of the artistic capitals of Latin America."
Armando leaves a great void in the hearts and lives of those who had the fortune to know him. His teachings and his love for the art and culture leave an indelible mark.