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"Art Talks" 

termina la semana con buen arte y vino!


 

Organizado por Adriana Meneses y Yuneikys Villalonga

Miami Circle Contemporary Art | Todos los sabados de 2:00 a 4:00pm

 

 

Art Talks es un espacio informal, bilingue, para disfrutar de buenas conversaciones sobre arte, con una buena copa de vino en la mano. Cada presentacion consta de hasta tres ponentes (artistas, curadores, historiadores del arte, et al.) que ofrecen amenas e instructivas reflexiones sobre un mismo tema artistico. Gracias a sus diferentes voces, los asistentes tienen la ventaja de poder comparar y contrastar ideas. Tienen tambien un espacio para hacer preguntas y compartir criterios de forma desenfadada.

Los temas escogidos ya sean historicos o contemporaneos, son siempre de total actualidad y proponen al publico herramientas basicas con las cuales navegar exitosamente una conversacion sobre arte.

 

 

Sobre las organizadoras:

 

Adriana Meneses Imber graduated from Communication at UCAB (Caracas, Venezuela) and has a post-graduate degree in Art Administration from Drexel University, (Philadelphia, USA). Since the year 1979, she has been a contributor to the Cultural Pages of El Universal, a task that continued while studying in the United States. She took Art Appreciation courses at the Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia.
In 1987 she opened the gallery Ernst Alexander in Washington DC. From 1990 to 1995 worked as Director of Culture of the Government of the Federal District, Venezuela, where she developed an extensive program of exhibitions, musical events, and training workshops, among other activities. In 1995 she became Director-founder of the Museum Jacobo Borges, a unique institution in its genre whose profile is to develop a series of exhibitions and activities that link the artistic to social issues. In that position, Meneses remained for eleven years. from 2006 to 2007, directed the Museum Carlos Cruz Diez later became the coordinator for Special Projects for IARTES... In August 2015 moved to the United States, where she has been organizing exhibitions and is part of the I AM MONUMENTS Institutional Assets and Monuments team and part of the Arts Connection board.

 

 

Yuneikys Villalonga graduated from Art History at the University of Havana, Cuba (2000) and went to serve as Curator at the Ludwig Foundation of Cuba, for the next four years. During this time, she was also teaching Contemporary Caribbean Art at the Instituto Superior de Arte (ISA) in Havana.

In 2004, she won the National Curatorship Award from the National Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba (UNEAC) with the exhibition, Së Bashku-Juntos-Tillsammans presented at the 2nd Tirana Biennial of Contemporary Art (Tirana, Albania, 2003) and at the Uppsala Museum (Uppsala, Sweden, 2004.)

As Visual Art Projects Manager at the British Council of Cuba (2004 – 2010) she organized several international exhibitions in Cuba and the UK. Her goal was inserting Latin American, Caribbean and Cuban art into a broader, international scene. She is one of the founders of the residency program, Havana Cultura (2010).

In 2011, she joined Lehman College Art Gallery in New York, where she worked as Curator for five years and was also involved in their broad arts education program for students of all ages. In 2016, she relocated to Miami, Florida where she worked as Associate Director of Exhibitions and Education at the Bakehouse Art Complex in Miami, for the following year. Villalonga is currently the Chief Curator at the Coral Gables Museum in Miami, Florida. She also writes for several national and international art magazines.