Ariane Vera was born in Munich, south of Germany, with Argentinian & Spanish roots. She took cello and ballet classes before picking up the guitar at 13 years. At the age of 15, she won competitions and local music awards and shared her music at events and festivals, amongst others the Pop Open Stuttgart 2010.
Ariane moved to Scotland for her studies in English Literature & International Relations at the University of Aberdeen (Scotland) including an exchange semester at Trinity College Dublin. She focused on climate politics and intergovernmental cooperation under the Paris Agreement, graduating with a First Class Degree.
During her studies, she continued sharing her music in bars, and cafés, whilst also working for several social start-ups in based in Munich and Berlin in PR & Communication.
She wrote for digital magazines and platforms based in Berlin, Cologne, and Hamburg on the topics of women empowerment, social entrepreneurship, climate change, and sustainability. She also co-authored an eBook in collaboration with a leadership consultancy on the topic of women empowerment & leadership.
Shortly after graduating, she won the Welcome To Europe Songcontest 2017 with her single Tolerance, and has been seen in the local media sharing her message of a more open and tolerant word. Within the following months, she traveled to Mexico where she spoke at a TEDxYouth conference on climate change and women empowerment, followed by a talk at TEDx Freiburg on the power of words to create a more equal world.
During a longer stay in Mendoza, Argentina, she got to see the effects of climate change first hand and shared the controversial story of soy plantations in Argentina and the power of conscious decisions in everyday life at her third TEDx conference at TEDxMetzingen.
She performed at the European Parliament during the European Youth Festival in June 2018, before following her intuition and heart, moving to Mexico in November 2018. There, she has been focusing fully on her career as artist and creator, whilst her work for raising awareness about climate change, gender equality and tolerance continued.
After having visited coffee plantations in Chiapas, the south of Mexico, and having become witness of the devastating effects of changing temperatures, she founded an initiative in Aguascalientes in collaboration with baristas, cafés, and coffee traders to promote the conscious consumption of coffee.
She joined the local Girl Up Club, initiative by the United Nations Foundation, and founded the Fridays For Future in Aguascalientes, singing in front of the City Hall each Friday, joined by many young people and initiating countless conversations with locals passing by that have shown to be fruitful and inspiring for all parts involved.
With the aim to create a platform to share knowledge from a Latin American / Mexican perspective on sustainability, she founded a podcast „Sábados Sostenibles“ (Sustainable Saturdays), interviewing local experts on the topic of climate change and sustainability.
Ariane Vera visited a school in Uganda in June 2019 as part of a music project of her former school in Ostfildern, Germany, a memory she holds dearly and one that continues to inspire her work and art.
Before borders closed unexpectedly, she has been on tour in Germany, giving concerts and conferences on coffee in various cities. She also performed at Fridays For Future Stuttgart.
She currently focuses on her newly launched podcast which aims at sharing a message of hope, inspiration, kindness and personal growth. She continues to share music and has released several singles during the lockdown, while also giving online concerts and interviews on a local and international level (Argentina, Spain). Another current focus is the and the (self-) publication of her first book scheduled for July 2020.
You can support Ariane Vera by acquiring a membership via her Patreon Community.