Amanda Elena Brito is a Cuban-American art historian born and raised in Miami, Florida. She received her B.A. in Art History from Florida International University and is currently pursuing an M.A. in Museum and Cultural Heritage Studies at Florida State University. Her research focuses on Contemporary Latin American and Caribbean visual culture with a dedicated emphasis on socially engaged, de-colonial art practice. Her curatorial philosophy is predicated on a profound belief in the social utility of art and often addresses themes of migration, identity, and exile. She has held positions and internships at the Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Seminole Tribe of Florida, the National Portrait Gallery, and the Pérez Art Museum Miami. While at the PAMM, she assisted in the development and execution of Allied with Power: African and African Diaspora Art from the Jorge M. Pérez Collection.
Project: Amanda will work on programming that coincides with “La casa que nos inventamos: Contemporary Art From Guadalajara”, a major international group exhibition on the growing arts scene in Guadalajara, Mexico. Oklahoma Contemporary is geared to have a full suite of exhibitions, public art, and educational programs underway.