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Current and Past Positions

  • Executive Director of Macsi.org Project, Miami, Fl, January 2019 – currently.
  • Board Member of Arts Connection Foundation, 2018 – currently.
  • Advisor IAM Venezuela (Institutional Assets and Monuments of Venezuela), Founder Member 2015 – currently.
  • Board Member Fundación  cultural Estilo (Caracas, Venezuela, 2019-currently)
  • Director GSiete Art Gallery, Caracas, Venezuela, 2009-2017.
  • Director of Special Projects, IARTES, Caracas, Venezuela, 2007-2009.
  • Director of “Gonzalez Benahim Pinto” Hebraica Cultural Center, Caracas, Venezuela, 2002-2006.
  • President of Teatro San Martin, Caracas, Venezuela, 1995-2006.
  • Executive Director of Museo de la Estampa y el Diseño Carlos Cruz Diez, 2006-2007.
  • Director of Museo del Oeste Jacobo Borges, Caracas, Venezuela, since 1989-2006.
  • Director of  Culture, D.F. Government, Caracas, Venezuela, 1991-1995.
  • Research Assistant of  XX Century Art Department, Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1984-1986. (volunteer)
  • Director of Ernst Alexander Art Gallery, Washington DC,  1985-1987.
  • Art Journalist of El Universal newspaper.  Caracas, Venezuela, 1979 – 1989.

Education

  • Master in Art Administration, Drexel University, Philadelphia, 1986-1987
  • Art Appreciation and Art Philosophy courses, Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia, 1984-1985.
  • Art History courses,  University of Pennsylvania, 1983-1985
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, Universidad Catolica Andres Bello, Caracas, 1977-1982.

Featured Publications

Coordination of Participarte (Caracas, Venezuela, (2007-2008), La Roca de Crear (Caracas, Venezuela, 2007-2008), Colección de Arte Venezolano (IARTES, Caracas, Venezuela, 2008), and several publications for Museo del Oeste Jacobo Borges, Caracas, Venezuela, and Museo de la Estampa y el Diseño Carlos Cruz Diez, Caracas, Venezuela

Featured Exhibitions in Miami

  • Curator of For Now, Contemporary Venezuelan Art of the Miami Diaspora (Coral Gables Museum, Miami, 2019) 
  • Curator of Sofía Imber Collection Exhibition (Pinta Art Fair, Miami, 2018) 
  • Curator of Adrian Pujol Exhibition (Interbrokers, Doral, 2017)
  • Coordination of Cala Foundation Auction (Miami, 2017) 
  • Curator of Just Print Exhibition (MG Developers, Coral Gables, 2016)
  • Curator of Pietro Daprano Exhibition (One Connect Room, Miami, 2017)

Featured Exhibitions

Director
GSiete Gallery,
Caracas, Venezuela
  • “Fiesta e identidad”, Fran Camino (2015)
  • “Ecos; interacción de elipses”, Miguel Grillo (2014)
  • “El infinitio es transparente”, Ketty Violo (2012)
  • “Geometría y naturaleza”, Yuye de Lima (2012)
  • “In Search of Invisibility”, Ricardo Goldman (2010)

Featured Exhibitions

Director
Museo del Oeste Jacobo Borges,
Caracas, Venezuela
  • 90-60-90 (2000)
  • Niños de la Calle (1999)
  • Se vino Abajo el Cielo (1998)
  • Rafaela Baroni (1998)
  • Taller Libre de Arte (1997)
  • Caballo de Troya (1997)
  • Cuarta Pared: Alfredo Jaar, David Lamelas, Felix Gonzalez Torres y Jose Gabriel Fernandez (1996)
  • Caracas Retratada (1995)
  • Lo Humano en Jacobo Borges y en La Pintura Venezolana (1995)

Featured Exhibitions

Director of Culture,
D.F. Government,
Caracas, Venezuela
  • Bolivar en el Alma Popular,  Sala de Exposiciones de la Gobernacion de Caracas, 1994.
  • Adrian Pujol, Grandes Formatos. Sala de Exposiciones, Gobernacion de caracas, 1991.
  • Salon de Reciclarte, Los Alquimistas del Desecho, Sala de Exposiciones, Gobernacion de    Caracas, 1991.
  • Edgar Negret, Exposicion Inaugural Sala de Exposiciones Gobernacion de Caracas, 1990.

Other Activities 

  • Jury at XXII Salon de Arte Joven de Antioquia, Medellin, Colombia, August 1995.
  • Jury at 28 Salon Arte de Aragua, Maracay, Venezuela, 2003.