Monday, May 2, 2011

Meet the Art in Odd Places 2011 Curators: Kalia Brooks and Trinidad Fombella

As the deadline for projects submission approaches, it is important to get to know the people who will will make the Art in Odd Places Festival 2011 a reality. 

The Art in Odd Places team is pleased to introduce this year's festival curators: Kalia Brooks and Trinidad Fombella

Kalia Brooks
Kalia Brooks is a New York based curator and writer. She is the Exhibitions Director at the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA) in Brooklyn, New York, and an Adjunct Professor in the Photography and Imagining Department in the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University (NYU). She is also a PhD Candidate in Aesthetics and Art Theory with the Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts (idsva). Brooks received her M.A. in Curatorial Practice from the California College of the Arts (CCA) in 2006. She served as Public Programs Coordinator at The Studio Museum in Harlem and was a Helena Rubinstein Fellow in Critical Studies at the Whitney Independent Study Program 2007/2008.

Trinidad Fombella
Trinidad Fombella is Assistant Curator and Exhibitions Manager at El Museo del Barrio in New York. She is co-curator of the new edition of El Museo’s Bienal: The (S) Files, opening at several venues throughout the city in June 2011.  As Curator of Praxis International Art Gallery in New York, she has organized over fifty exhibitions at Praxis’ network of galleries and international art fairs, including solo and group shows featuring emerging and mid-career Latino and Latin American artists.Ms Fombella obtained a MA in Architecture and Design from Universidad Catolica de Cordoba, Argentina. She has brought curatorial expertise to museums, galleries and non-profit organizations such as the Guggenheim Museum, No Longer Empty, Local Project, and Galeria Galou where she was juror to the IV Annual Juried Show in 2004. She founded Rivington Art and Sara Gris Gallery in 2003 and 2004 respectively, both exhibition spaces located in the Lower East Side implementing a program of events and exhibitions promoting emerging artists living in New York City.

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