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Virtual | AT Connect with Silvia Karman Cubiñá
May 24, 2021 @ 12:00 pm
12pm ET | 11am CT | 9am PT
ArtTable’s AT Connect program series encourages members to network, connect, and ask questions outside of their regular areas of expertise. In this session we will hear from Silvia Karman Cubiñá, Executive Director and Chief Curator of The Bass in Miami Beach and a member of ArtTable’s Florida Chapter.
- Non-Members – $10
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- ArtTable Circle Members – Free
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About the Speaker
Since 2008, Silvia Karman Cubiñá has held the position of Executive Director and Chief Curator of The Bass in Miami Beach. During her tenure, Ms. Cubiñá led a $12 million institutional transformation, complete with a building renovation by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Arata Isozaki and David Gauld. Throughout this time, the museum’s annual budget and full-time staff quadrupled and the board grew from three members to thirty. Prior to The Bass, Ms. Cubiñá was the Director of The Moore Space, Miami, from 2002-2008. She also held the position of Adjunct Curator at INOVA, the Institute of Visual Arts at University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee.
Ms. Cubiñá has curated numerous exhibitions, lectured extensively, and has participated in grant panels and award selection committees, including serving as a juror for both the Guggenheim Museum’s Hugo Boss Award 2006 and the 2008 Biennale de Lyon. In 2007, she was a finalist for the Walter Hopps Award for Curatorial Achievement and a fellow in the Center for Curatorial Leadership (CCL) fellowship program. Ms. Cubiñá served on the Knight Foundation National Arts Advisory Board and, in 2012, she was awarded the distinction of Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture. In 1997, she was the Puerto Rico commissioner to the Bienal de São Paolo.
In her role as Chief Curator of The Bass, Ms. Cubiñá has organized more than 30 major exhibitions including: Where Do We Go From Here: Selections from la Colección Jumex (2009), Isaac Julien: Ten Thousand Waves (2011), Ugo Rondinone: good evening beautiful blue (2017), The Haas Brothers: Ferngully (2018), Haegue Yang: In the Cone of Uncertainty (2019) and Mickalene Thomas: Better Nights (2019), all while at The Bass; Jim Lambie: Paradise Garage (2004), Miami Calling…Jonathan Monk (2005), Allora & Calzadilla: Clamor (2006) and Kalup Linzy (2008) during her time at The Moore Space; and Pepón Osorio: Door to Door (2002).
Married and a mother of two, Ms. Cubiñá is fluent in English, Spanish and French; proficient in Italian.
- Silvia Karman Cubiñá, Executive Director and Chief Curator, The Bass. Photo by Nick Garcia.
- The Bass, Miami Beach, Florida. Photo by Zachary Balber. Courtesy of The Bass.
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