NYFA Doctor’s Hours for Visual Artists in Spanish: Wednesday, December 7, 6:00–9:00 PM

NYFA Doctor’s Hours for Visual Artists in Spanish: Wednesday, December 7, 6:00–9:00 PM

Continue advancing your career and register now for a 30-minute appointment with a Spanish-speaking arts professional. 

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Get practical, professional, and tailored advice from a Spanish-speaking arts professional during New York Foundation for the Arts’ next Doctor’s Hours for Visual Artists in Spanish. This event serves artists working in a variety of media including Multidisciplinary and Social Practice. Register for a 30-minute appointment with a consultant to review your work samples or to create an outreach strategy, and get the answers you need to continue advancing your artistic career.  

Title: Doctor’s Hours for Visual Artists in Spanish
Date and Time: Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 6:00–9:00 PM
Location: NYFA Offices in Dumbo, 20 Jay Street, Suite 740, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Cost: Free *Registration is required, space is limited.

To register, please click on the appropriate link below to register for one session. To make the most of your “Doctor’s Hours” appointment, read the Tips & FAQ here.

“It was a very nice and enriching conversation about my artistic practice and about being an immigrant. At this time, starting to establish myself here, I find that the everyday routine doesn’t allow me to see what opportunities are available. I think that this conversation made me open my eyes and mind to new ways of organizing my time, and what is great about this talk is that it can always be continued.”

Maritza Alvarez – www.marihere.com


Gonzalo Casals, Friends of the High Line   
For the last decade, aspiring ‘neighborhoodist’ Gonzalo Casals has been exploring cultural production as a vehicle to foster empowerment, social capital, civic participation, and community development. Through his work at El Museo del Barrio, and now at Friends of The High Line and NOCD-NY, he joins the leadership of a generation of cultural workers that are redefining the civic role of cultural organizations and their relationship with communities, neighborhoods, and cities. Casals teaches arts administration at Baruch College and Cultural Policy at Hunter College. He holds a masters degree in Architecture and Design from Universidad de Belgrano; an MA in Art History and Museum Studies from CCNY, CUNY; and he is currently working towards a degree on Urban Affairs from Hunter College, CUNY.  Casals’s experience ranges from innovative programming design, authentic engagement strategies, and progressive cultural policy. To register, click here.

Monica Espinel, Independent Curator  
Monica Espinel is an independent curator and writer based in New York. She holds a B.S. degree in Psychology from Florida International University, Miami and an M.A. degree in Art History from Hunter College, NY. She is the editor of Carmen Herrera’s catalogue raisonné, in progress. Espinel has held positions at Marvelli Gallery, Wildenstein & Co., and Frederico Sève/Latincollector. Selected curatorial projects include ‘‘Black Milk: Theories on Suicide’’ (Marvelli, 2004), ‘‘Ceremonies of Summer’’ (Latincollector, 2008), ‘‘Then & Now: Abstraction in Latin American Art’’ (Deutsche Bank, 2010), ‘‘Memory Leaks’’ (Creon, 2010), “Photographic Treasures from the Collection of Alfred Stieglitz” (curatorial assistant, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2011), “Rituals of Chaos” (Bronx Museum of the Arts, 2012), “The Skin I Live In” (Curatorial Lab, SP-Arte, 2013) and “Bruno Miguel: Todos à Mesa” (Galeria Emma Thomas, 2015).  She is the recipient of numerous awards including ArtTable’s Mentorship Grant to be a curatorial fellow at Wave Hill (2009), a Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation Curatorial Fellowship at the Bronx Museum of the Arts (2010), and a Roswell L. Gilpatric Award to work in the department of Photographs at The Metropolitan Museum of Art (2011). She participated in seminars such as ICI’s Curating Context: Producing, Commissioning, Collecting, and Siting Artworks, Instituto Inhotim; 13th Istanbul Biennial, Mom Am I a Barbarian, Istanbul; and the Gwangju Biennale International Curator Course, Gwangju, Korea. Her writing has been featured in artist catalogues and ArtNexus, Arte al Dia, Flash Art, and Artforum.com. To register, click here.

Elvis Fuentes, Independent Curator  
Elvis Fuentes is Ph.D. Candidate in Art History at Rutgers University and independent curator based in New York. After graduating from the University of Havana, he served as curator at the Ludwig Foundation of Cuba, Havana; the Institute of Puerto Rican Culture, San Juan; and El Museo del Barrio, NY; where he co-curated two iterations of the Latino art biennial, The S Files (2007, 2011). Fuentes is a fellow of the Mellon International Dissertation Research Fellowship from the Social Science Research Council (2015-2016). To register, click here.

Guido Garaycochea, Queens Museum  
Born in Peru, Garaycochea is a Latino immigrant naturalized American artist who works at the Queens Museum as the manager of the program: New New Yorkers. He studied Art at the “Escuela Nacional Superior de Bellas Artes del Perú” and graduated from art school with several awards and honors. In 1992-93, he moved to Chile and resumed his studies there, studying for a second Bachelor in Aesthetics and later for a Master’s degree in History and Theory of Art. He taught for many years in Chilean universities. Garaycochea moved to the United States in 2004, taught from 2004 until 2016 at Mitchell College in New London, CT; University of Connecticut, Three Rivers Community College in Norwich, CT; and York Correctional in Niantic, CT. He is the co-founder, curator, and Artist in Residence Program director of Expressiones Cultural Center in New London, CT, a non-profit organization exclusively educational in nature. Guido moved in 2013 from Connecticut to New York City  to resume art studies, graduating in 2015 from SVA with a MFA degree. Since then he has been an Artist in Residence at More Art / Engaging Artist in 2015 at that time focusing on volunteering and working with immigrant elders and participating in group exhibits between CT and NYC. To register, click here.

Sara Guerrero, No Longer Empty
Sara Guerrero is a curator and researcher of art and critical pedagogy. She designs projects at the intersection of the fields of education, sociology, ethnography, art history, and community organizing. In Queens, NY, Sara piloted Art & Literacy with New New Yorkers at the Queens Museum in collaboration with the Queens Public Library, a multidisciplinary and multilingual public art education program with immigrant communities, now in its tenth year. Her ethnographic work on migration and diaspora has been published in academic essays and in the award-winning book, Mexican New York: Transnational Lives of New Immigrants (2005) by sociologist Robert Courtney Smith.  She founded a permanent seminar for Latin American Art Theory at University of the Arts London (which continues) and has curated exhibitions on Poblano communities in New York and practice-based doctoral work by artists from around the world. Sara currently directs the educational and public engagement department at No Longer Empty, and is completing a doctorate in art theory at the Research Center for Transnational Art, Identity & Nation (TrAIN) at Chelsea College of Art and Design. She is a part of the curatorial network of Independent Curators International and serves on the board of Local Project, Inc., a volunteer-run arts space in Queens, NY. To register, click here.

Alexa Halaby, Fundación Cisneros
Alexa has worked for Fundación Cisneros since 2014. Previously she was the Associate Director of Client Services at sokoloff + associates, LLC where she worked with private clients on expanding their collections. From 2007-2009 she was the Marketing Director at the Museum of Modern Art in Medellin, Colombia where she oversaw the branding and commercial strategies of the museum including the advertising campaigns, published materials, catalogues, the museum store, and other commercial alliances. Additionally, she was the head of the capital campaign set out to raise the funds which would allow the museum to finish its new home which opened at the end of 2009. Alexa has also provided independent consulting services for various public and private institutions. In her “free” time, she is part of not.a.collective in New York. Alexa has an MA in Visual Arts Administration from New York University. To register, click here.

Graciela Kartofel, ArtNexus
Kartofel is Corresponding Editor of ArtNexus Magazine, an art historian, and graduate of the Liberal Arts College at the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina (1976). She created the Latin American Modern and Contemporary Art History Program for UNAM-Mexican National Autonomous University, Mexico City, where she was part of the faculty for more than a decade before coming to New York. She is lecturer and visiting professor in different universities, among them Cristóbal Colón University, Veracruz, Mex.; Universidad Michoacana in Morelia, Michoacán, Mex.; the Hochschule für Künstleriche und Industrielle Gestaltung in Linz, Austria; and Hunter College in New York, NY (in relation to a curatorial program). She works as critic and independent curator specializing in Contemporary Art, and Latin American Art. To register, click here.

Jamie Martinez, Arte Fuse
Jamie Martinez is publisher of Arte Fuse, a contemporary art blog focused on current art shows and interviews and studio visits with today’s top artists from New York and all over the world. Jamie recently did a half hour international interview with NTN24 (Nuestra Tele Noticias, a major Spanish TV channel) for their show Lideres (Translation leaders) which was shown in 21 countries with an audience of 41 million people. Also an artist, his work has been featured in Good Day New York (TV interview), Artslife, Artribune, Artiholics, Decompoz Magazine (print), Whitehot Magazine, The Examiner, 20minutos España, Nolita Hearts, Escape into Life, The New York Optimist, collaborated with Diesel for a large installation in Union Square in NYC and on Galleries Lafayette in Paris. He has shown in Russia, Spain, Canada, Miami, and numerous galleries in New York City. He recently participated in a group show curated by Vida Sabbaghi at the Queens Museum which was very well received by the museum and the press. Jamie Martinez is currently with Galerie Protégé in NYC and Zener Schon Contemporary art in Northern California. Colombian Native American artist Jamie Martinez immigrated to Florida at the age of twelve from South America. He attended Miami International University of Art and Design then moved to New York to continue his fine art education at The Fashion Institute of Technology and to follow his dream in the visual arts. To register, click here.

Carolina Peñafiel, Local Project
Born in the United States but raised in Chile, Carolina Peñafiel is an artist interested in curating and creating cultural projects in an arts community. In 2003 she co­founded Local Project with five other Queens artists as a platform for artists and as a way of making things happen for other creative minds. Carolina has more than 13 years experience in working with culturally diverse, community outreach programs, and public relations. She also has experience working with children and adults as an art teacher. She has worked in the Shelters Program with homeless kids and adults in Santiago, Chile and New York City, and developed a photography workshop for the peers of CitiWide Harm Reduction in the Bronx, NY as well as educational programing for Local Project. Currently, Carolina works as the Executive Director of Local Project Org, a non­profit art organization in Long Island City, Queens and is Co-Director of one of the largest art festivals in Queens, the LIC Arts Open Festival. To register, click here.

Sofia Reeser del Rio, El Museo del Barrio  
Sofía Reeser del Rio was born in Puerto Rico, grew up in Culebra, PR, and currently lives and works in New York City. She is an artist, designer, and Curatorial Programs Coordinator at El Museo del Barrio, with a focus on creating special programs for artists and an interest in developing accessibility programs in museums. Reeser del Rio curated projects from the Caribbean regions and was editor of the book, Imago Mundi – “Caribbean: Together Apart.” Recently she worked in Mexico City as museographer and production coordinator for the exhibition Yoko Ono: Land of Hope, where she collaborated with the curator Gunnar B. Kvaran, the artist Yoko Ono and the team at the Museum of Memory and Tolerance.  She studied Philosophy and Humanities at the University of Puerto Rico, and received her Bachelor in Fine Arts and Art History degree from Pratt Institute, NY. Reeser del Rio also studied and worked at the International University of Art in Venice, Italy. Additional accomplishments include being part of the Marqueta Retoña; co-founding XY Atelier and WalkTalkYoga; participating in the urban art festival Culebra es Ley with her piece, Culebra is …, donated to the Ecological School of Culebra. To register, click here.

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