Event | Doctor’s Hours for Visual and Performing Artists in Spanish
Register now for a one-on-one session with an arts professional in your field!
Get practical and professional, tailored advice from a Spanish-speaking arts professional during our next Doctor’s Hours for Visual and Performing Artists in Spanish. This event serves visual artists working in a variety of media, including Multidisciplinary and Social Practice, as well as Performing artists. Register for a 30-minute appointment with a consultant to review your work samples or create an outreach strategy, and get the answers you need to continue advancing your artistic career. This subsidized opportunity is open to artists based in the five boroughs of New York City.
Title: Doctor’s Hours for Visual and Performing Artists in Spanish
Date and Time: Tuesday, June 20, 2017, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: New York Foundation for the Arts, 20 Jay Street, Suite 740, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Cost: Free. Registration is required, ONE appointment per artist.
Register here by selecting your preferred consultant and time slot. If you are interested in being placed on the waitlist to meet with other consultants, please email [email protected] with the subject line CONSULTORÍA ARTÍSTICA.
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Meyken Barreto, Artist Pension Trust – galleries, writing, curatorial projects, visual arts, publishing
Meyken Barreto is an art writer and curator. She is currently the Regional Director at Artist Pension Trust. Barreto has been the Gallery Manager at Y Gallery in New York City, and Studio Manager at Los Carpinteros Studio in Madrid and Havana. She has also been professor at Havana University and San Geronimo College in Havana. She has lectured in international institutions such as Universidad Complutense in Madrid and, Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg (Saale). She won Cuba’s National Curatorship Award in 2009. She has recently curated the exhibition Cabinet of Curiosities: The Whimsical World of Carlos de Medeiros at Guttenberg Arts, New Jersey in 2017; and co-curated the group exhibitions Divagation at Y Gallery in 2016, Pioneros: Building Cuba’s Socialist Childhood at Aronson Galleries at Parsons, The New School for Design, New York in 2015, and Flow: Economies of the Look and Creativity in Contemporary Art from the Caribbean at IDB Cultural Center, Washington, D.C. in 2014. She contributes to various art publications such as Artecubano, ART OnCuba, and ArtNexus.
Elaine Delgado, Hispanic Society – visual arts, alternative art spaces, nonprofit galleries, fellowships and grants, professional development
Elaine Delgado became the first Director of Development at the Hispanic Society of America Museum & Library in New York City in 2015. She has a central role in planning and strategic development at the Hispanic Society, since the strength of this institution comes from its collections, and at this time it is undergoing capital improvements, which will foster a new era of greater programming and commitment to its public. Mrs. Delgado’s previous experience includes positions such as Marketing and Individual Donation Director at the Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education (Bronx, New York), Visual Arts Program Director at the Institute of Puerto Rican Culture (San Juan, Puerto Rico), and Capital Campaign Manager at the Ponce Museum of Art (Ponce, Puerto Rico). Between 2008 and 2010, she helped raise $6.6 million for the Ponce Museum of Art’s first capital campaign. During her time at the Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education, Mrs. Delgado helped raise the average annual fundraising rate to 13% (it increased from $1.9 million in 2012 to more than $3 million in 2015). She is a recipient of a Fellowship for Arts Managers from DeVos Institute of Arts Management, and she has a degree in art history from the University of Puerto Rico, and a master’s degree in Puerto Rican studies from the Center for Advanced Studies on Puerto Rico and the Caribbean.
Rafael DiazCasas, Independent Curator and Art Historian – curatorial projects, visual arts, publishing, author, galleries
Rafael DiazCasas is an art historian and independent curator. He works as an art advisor based in New York City. He is interested in modern and contemporary art, with a focus on Latin American and Cuban art. He has curated exhibitions in the United States and abroad. He writes about art and culture for several national and international publications, and is co-author of Hard Light: The Work of Emilio Sanchez. (Prestel London – New York, 2011). Currently, he is conducting research, writing, and working on a documentary about the history of abstraction in Cuba in the second half of the 20th century.
Juanita Lanzo, Longwood Art Gallery – visual arts, alternative art spaces, nonprofit galleries, artist residencies, fellowships and grants, professional development
Juanita Lanzo is a visual artist and curator born in Puerto Rico but currently living in East Harlem and working in the Bronx since 1999. Her interest in issues of immigration, advocacy, popular culture, and gender and race politics has led her to organize over 40 solo and group thematic exhibitions at Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos, as Director and Curator for Longwood Arts Project, the visual arts program of the Bronx Council on the Arts. These engaging exhibitions are done in collaboration with emerging artists and guest curators, mostly of color. Ms. Lanzo has served on numerous panels at MTA Arts for Transit, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and Percent for Art Program, The Center for Book Arts and Lower East Side Printshop. Her artworks have been exhibited at BronxArtSpace, Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos, Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, New Jersey, and Museo de Arte e Historia, Museo de Arte de Caguas, and Galería Francisco Oller, Puerto Rico. She holds an MFA from the City College of New York (2005) and a BFA from University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras.
Alexis Mendoza, Bronx 200 – galleries, author, curatorial projects, visual arts, publishing
Cuban-born Bronxite Alexis Mendoza is an interdisciplinary artist, independent curator, and author. Mendoza has exhibited his artworks in museums throughout Latin America, Europe, and the United States. He is co-founder and co-creator of the Bronx Latin American Art Biennial as well as a Founding member of BxArts Factory. Alexis has curated exhibitions and art projects at The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, New York; Museum of Paraguassu Paulista, São Paulo, Brazil; Museum of Satu Mare, Romania; The Point, Bronx, New York; BronxArtSpace, Bronx, New York; Boricua College Art Gallery, New York, New York; Union College, Schenectady, New York; Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center, New York, New York; Loisaida Center, Inc. New York, New York; Longwood Gallery @ Hostos, Bronx, New York; and the Gilbert Pavilion Gallery at Hebrew Home at Riverdale.
Claudia Norman, Independent Producer – performing arts, arts management, production, dance, music, cultural organizations
Claudia Norman is a cultural consultant/artist manager based in NY. She develops and executes international projects for the arts. She is the Founder/Executive/Artistic Director of the annual Celebrate Mexico Now Festival, which has been held in New York City since 2004. In 2015, Celebrate Mexico Now Festival co-commissioned the Day of the Dead Altar with the New York Botanical Garden in the blockbuster exhibition FRIDA KAHLO, Art, Garden, Life. Norman has collaborated with Sheldon Soffer Management for the Nederlands Dans Theatre, Noche Flamenca, Nrityagram, and Ravi Shankar; she was the Programs Manager in the Americas for Art International, and Artistic Director of the Latino Cultural Festival of the Queens Theatre in the Park. During the 2015 season, she was the Public Programs Producer of the Lincoln Center Out of Doors and the Midsummer Night Swing festivals. Other projects she has implemented in New York City are: Catalan Days, Flamenco Festival, Sekou Sundiata retrospective, and PEN World Voices Festival. Norman is known for producing and curating concerts of iconic figures from Latin America and introducing them to international audiences. These performances include: Farewell Concert at Carnegie Hall for Chavela Vargas, a Tribute Concert to Chavela Vargas at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Carnegie Hall, and in Latin America. Currently, she is producing the series Legends, in Town Hall, and co-producing the series Rebel Spirit, of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Norman also curates and co-produces with Lincoln Center Out of Doors, La Casita, a festival celebrating oral traditions, poetry, hip hop, and global sounds. Norman has been a member of the Advisory Committee for the annual conference for the performing arts (APAP) and jury for scholarships from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA), The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and The Wallace Alexander Gerdobe Foundation. She has also been a lecturer at the National Arts Marketing Market, WOMEX, VIC, and INBA. Born in Mexico City, Norman holds a degree in Latin American Studies from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) and a Certificate in Arts Administration from New York University.
Hatuey Ramos-Fermín, The Laundromat Project – social practice, nonprofit, curatorial projects, visual arts
Hatuey Ramos-Fermin is an artist, educator, and curator. He co-founded the Meta Local Collaborative, an artist collective based in the Bronx, and Boogie Down Rides, a cycling and art project that celebrates cycling as an artform in the Bronx. He has organized projects and presentations ranging from a security guard school (as a tribute to Fashion Moda), churches, restaurants, and laundromats, to galleries and museums. He has mentored young adults at the Center for Urban Pedagogy and at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, where he was also the Curator of Education. Ramos-Fermín also took part in the SHIFT Residency, at the Elizabeth Foundation, and in the Public Art Residency, at the Laundromat Project. He received his B.A. from the University of Puerto Rico, and his M.F.A. from the The Academy of Art and Design (AKV) St. Joost. Currently, Ramos-Fermín is the Program and Community Participation Director at the Laundromat Project.
Eugenia Sucre, Henrique Faria Fine Art – galleries, curatorial projects, visual arts, art fairs, fundraising
Eugenia Sucre has been the director of Henrique Faria Fine Art since 2013. Henrique Faria started operations in New York City in 2009 as an initiative aimed to project and promote Latin American artists. The gallery specializes in modern and contemporary art, with a strong emphasis on Geometric Abstraction and Conceptualism. The Gallery maintains a rigorous exhibition program and participates continuously in international art fairs such as Frieze London and New York, Art Basel Miami, Paris Photo, Zona Maco, Mexico and ARCOmadrid. As demand for Latin American art increases, the gallery has gathered the attention of international collectors, curators, museums, and institutions. Previously she was part of the Fundraising and Event Management team at the Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA) and the Assistant Director of Faría+Fábregas Galería, Caracas from 2007 to 2010. In her spare time, she produces pop-up exhibitions, assists artists with the classification and inventory of their work, and organizes art auctions in support of Venezuelan political prisoners. Eugenia has a Master’s Degree in Museum Management from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona.
Doctor’s Hours in Spanish, is possible thanks to the support of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) in collaboration with the New York City Council. NYFA thanks Council Member Stephen Levin for his support.
Image: Spanish Doctor’s Hours, December 2016, Photo: NYFA