September 4, 2020 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am
In 2014, Marta founded Latela Curatorial: an Art & Curatorial Lifestyle Boutique which provides art consultation to art collectors and commercial clients in the Washington DC region. In 2015, she opened the Latela Art Gallery, a multi-purpose space which serves as a curatorial office and client meeting space, artist studio and is also regularly activated for art exhibitions. The gallery has been voted Best Commercial Art Gallery in Washington DC consecutively since its opening in 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019.
Marta is passionate about improving the Arts Ecosystem in Washington DC to continue to draw national/international attention to the DMV’s artistic currents and talents. In 2018, she challenged DC’s Comprehensive Cultural Plan. In 2019, Latela Curatorial was highlighted as one of “5 Art Destinations Changing DC’s Creative Scene”. Most recently, Marta spearheaded the example of “How Apartment Buildings can become Showcases for Artists in DC” in partnership with local developer WC Smith by sourcing only local, original artwork in one of the city’s newest luxury apartment buildings setting a precedent for developers to contribute to the local creative economy.
In May 2020, during the Covid-19 pandemic, Marta launched the GLB Memorial Fund for the Arts which provides financial support to woman-identifying artists and curators who reside in Washington DC, Maryland or Virginia to further advance women-led contemporary art initiatives.