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Professional Summary

Creative Executive Art Director with 40+ years of experience creating valuable network ties with art curators and art gallery owners. Skilled in working under pressure and adapting to new situations and challenges to best enhance the organizational brand. Deliberate, productive, and systematic artistic professional with an established grasp on theoretical and practical considerations. Outgoing and reliable individual with outstanding multitasking, time management, and communication skills.

Skills

  • Public lecturing
  • Art history
  • Analytical and Critical Thinking
  • Excellent Communication
  • Dependable and Responsible
  • Organization and Time Management
  • Attention to Detail
  • Performance Management Systems
  • Employee Development
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Budget Administration
  • Drafting and Administering Contracts

Work History

Executive Director, 01/2019 to Current 

Macsi.org Project – Miami, FL

  • Managed collections of print and electronic data for public and private access via reference and borrowing.
  • Provided exceptional counseling, case management, education, and job training to the diverse client base.
  • Negotiated new annual contracts and service agreements with vendors to achieve prime pricing.
  • Prioritized and allocated valuable resources to meet business targets.
  • Spearheaded successful business development initiatives aligned with company’s strategy and core competencies.

Advisory Board Member, 01/2019 to Current 

Fundación cultural Estilo – Caracas, Venezuela

  • Collaborated with team members to achieve target results.
  • Exceeded goals through effective task prioritization and a great work ethic.
  • Encouraged departmental employees to present a positive, exemplary image to customers.
  • Served as advocate and ambassador for the organization by fully engaging, identifying, and securing resources and partnerships to advance the mission.

Board Member, 01/2018 to Current 

Arts Connection Foundation 

  • Spearheaded innovative approaches to resource allocation and strategic planning.
  • Provided personalized business consulting and overhauled services to strengthen client success.
  • Crafted business plans that identified long-term company goals and also detailed smaller goals to keep the organization on track.
  • Researched potential local, regional and national funders and assisted in relationship building.
  • Served as advocate and ambassador for the organization by fully engaging, identifying, and securing resources and partnerships to advance the mission.

Advisor / Founder Member, 01/2015 to Current 

IAM Venezuela (Institutional Assets and Monuments of Venezuela) 

  • Planned, developed and implemented strategies to convey information to key decision-makers.
  • Built partnerships with related organizations to develop support and gain greater attention for important issues.
  • Gathered opinions and support from grassroots supporters to solidify group position.
  • Maintained energy and enthusiasm in a fast-paced environment.

Art Gallery Director, 01/2009 to 12/2017 

GSiete Art Gallery – Caracas, Venezuela

  • Devised and implemented a program for identification, solicitation and acquisition of valued and sought-after art collections.
  • Collaborated with other gallery directors, supported interdisciplinary collections and services and identified and managed gallery projects and initiatives.
  • Created marketing strategies to increase sales and customer base and maintained gallery social media communication forums.
  • Worked with community art directors and established and promoted art programs.

Director of Special Projects, 01/2007 to 12/2009 

IARTES – Caracas, Venezuela

  • Spearheaded innovative approaches to resource allocation and strategic planning.
  • Oversaw operations and provided corrective feedback to achieve daily and long-term goals.
  • Worked closely with organizational leadership and the board of directors to guide operational strategy.
  • Analyzed business needs while soliciting customer feedback for process improvements.

Executive Director, 01/2006 to 12/2007 

Museo de la Estampa y el Diseño Carlos Cruz Diez 

  • Communicated best practices among on-site and external personnel to align efforts and goals.
  • Used industry expertise, customer service skills, and analytical nature to resolve customer concerns and promote loyalty.
  • Cultivated positive rapport with fellow employees to boost museum morale and promote employee retention.
  • Trained personnel in equipment maintenance and enforced participation in exercises focused on developing key skills.

Director, 01/2002 to 12/2006 

“Gonzalez Benahim Pinto” Hebraica Cultural Center – Caracas, Venezuela

  • Conducted thorough investigations of employee activities to identify and target operational and behavioral discrepancies.
  • Promoted employee welfare by maintaining proper protocols throughout investigations and disciplinary procedures.
  • Collaborated with review boards on the management of discrimination complaints to facilitate risk mitigation.
  • Followed programs closely to assess the effectiveness and make proactive changes to meet changing demands.

President, 01/1995 to 12/2006 

Teatro San Martin – Caracas, Venezuela

  • Presented production ideas and determined creative scenarios for production and delivery.
  • Remained highly composed and calm in very fast-paced, stressful, and constantly changing environments to provide optimal leadership and achieve desired results.
  • Participated in meetings with producers and production crew to keep the program in step with the creative vision.
  • Devised and implemented strategies to create new revenue streams and cut operational costs.
  • Assisted in recruiting, hiring, and training team members.

Featured Exhibitions in Miami

  • Curator of Times against Myself, Charles Molina, in cooperation with Omar Lopez-Chahoud (Miami, 2022)
  • Curator of Enrique Michelsen’s Botero Collection (Dorcam, Miami, 2022)
  • Curator of Synergies, Geometric Art (Dorcam, Miami, 2022)
  • Curator of, For Now, Contemporary Venezuelan Art of the Miami Diaspora (Coral Gables Museum, Miami, 2019)
  • Curator of Visados por la Libertad (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 Pietro Daprano Exhibition (One Connect Room, Miami, 2017)
  • Curator of Just Print Exhibition (MG Developers, Coral Gables, 2016)

Additional experience

  • Director of Museo del Oeste Jacobo Borges, Caracas, Venezuela, 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
  • 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: 1987 

Drexel University – Philadelphia 

1985 

Barnes Foundation – Philadelphia 

Art Appreciation and Art Philosophy courses

Art History Courses, 1985 

University of Pennsylvania – Philadelphia 

Bachelor’s Degree: Journalism, 1982 

Universidad Catolica Andres Bello – Caracas 

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 Pietro Daprano Exhibition (One Connect Room, Miami, 2017)
  • Curator of Just Print Exhibition (MG Developers, Coral Gables, 2016)

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)

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)

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.

Languages

Spanish:

C2

Proficient

English:

C2

Proficient