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Andreína (Nina) Fuentes
AKA Nina Dotti
Founder of Arts Connection Foundation (2006), she is a museologist, entrepreneur, curator, collector and artist (Nina Dotti).
She also is the creator and founder of Hardcore Art Contemporary Space (2003-2013), Arts Connection Foundation ( 2006-Present), Connection Concepts (2016-Present), The Inclusive Way (2016-Present), online newspaper The Wynwood Times ( 2014-Present ) and The Chill Concept Pop up Museum ( 2013-present). Due to Nina’s Fuentes professional background in Business and Museology, she embraces several ways of contemporary art practices including new media and technology.
As a gallerist and a museum specialist she had participated since 2004 in over 80 international art fairs as: Art Miami, Arte Americas Miami, Scope (New York, Miami and Basel), Context Miami, Bridge London, Pinta Art Fair ( New York, London and Miami) , Art Shanghai, LINK Hong Kong, Platform LA, Art Wynwood, FIA Caracas, BARCU, among many others.
Curator since 1999, Nina has managed more than 40 exhibits including the creation of the methodology for The Chill Concept pop up Museum. Nina’s focus for curating contemporary art based on creating exhibitions as a platform for social activism and education in human rights, citizenship, environmental issues, creative thinking and community engagement.
She began collecting Contemporary Art in 1996. Nina Fuentes VIP Collection has more than 1.000 works of conceptual art in three categories: Video, Installations, and Photography, with a political and feminist profile.
Nina Fuentes is knowns as artist Nina Dotti as well. She had been working in participatory performances practices since 2004. She also developed applications as the P.M.S Lounge App (English, Spanish and Italian) and Yo Soy Venezuela y Tengo Derecho social media participatory performance.
Adriana Meneses Imber graduated from Social Communication at UCAB (Caracas, Venezuela) also has a post-graduate degree in Art Administration from Drexel University, (Philadelphia, USA). Since 1979 works as an art journalist for El Universal (Venezuela), a task that she continued while studying in the United States. She attended Art Appreciation classes at the Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia.
In 1987 she opened the gallery Ernst Alexander in Washington DC.
From 1990 to 1995 she worked as Director of Culture 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 of the West Jacobo Borges, a unique institution whose profile was to develop a museum work that links the artistic to the social. In that position, she remains for eleven years. In 2006 she worked as Director of Carlos Cruz Diez Museum, and after that was Manager of special projects for the IARTES.
In July 2015 she moved to the United States, where she has been organizing art exhibitions, she joined the team of I AM MONUMENTS (Institutional Assets and Monuments), and is part of Arts Connection Foundation Board.
Milagros Gonzalez is a Museologist and Historian who graduated in1999 . She worked as a curator and researcher at Caracas Fine Arts Museum and National Art Gallery, Venezuela, between 1998 and 2009. Then, Gonzalez worked in several art exhibitions, coordinated research for books and catalogs and studied the origins of Caracas museums. In 2007 she published a book, “De la Colección a la Nación. Aventuras de los intelectuales en los Museos de Caracas. 1874-1940” (From Collection to Nation. Adventures of Venezuelan intellectuals in the museums of Caracas. 1874-1940), published by Polar Foundation, Caracas, in 2007.
Based in Miami since 2009, in 2010 she was invited as a speaker at “Crossroads. II International Congress of Sculpture”, Institute of Aesthetic Research, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Puebla, where she shared her research on bronze monuments in Venezuela in the late nineteenth century.
Since 2014 she works as Research Coordinator for IAM Venezuela (Institutional Assets and Monuments from Venezuela), and since 2017 at IAMonuments (Institutional Assets and Monuments).
Ana María Carrano
Ana Maria Carrano is a Journalist dedicated to innovation and culture, and Knight Journalism Fellow 2014 at Stanford University.
For Arts Connection, she works as a Communication Strategist (US) and manager of IAM Venezuela, a platform created to protect Venezuelan heritage. She has led several innovative media projects, including the first apps for iOS and Android tablets developed by a Venezuelan newspaper and the first collaborative and hyperlocal website in her country.
Carrano has also worked as a book editor for several years. As the editor of the Jacobo Borges Museum, she coordinated publications that were recognized by the Venezuelan Best Book of the Year Awards.
Graphic Designer, curator, and artist. Organizer and producer of different multidisciplinary and multimedia events at The Chill Concept and with Arts Connection Foundation, such as the Miami New Media Festival and the Art Fashion Weekend. Some of her artistic work is part of galleries, museums, and collections in Brazil, Colombia, Spain, Venezuela, and the United States. She is also the director of cultural Foundation TELEMA, Technology, Language and Media, located in Caracas, Venezuela.
Pietro Daprano is curator and exhibition designer. He obtained a Bachelor Degree in Arts at Armando Reverón Institute in Caracas. Daprano’s fascination with art, motivated by his commitment to collaborate with a large number of artists and photographers in the consolidation of their creative processes and artistic production.
He works promoting their furtherance in important spaces and platforms, such as the Lens Culture network, World Press Photo and Fujifilm Profilm. His research interests include post-global discourses in artistic and curatorial practice, the fertility of representation strategies, narration, interaction, and power.
As an independent curator, he is the director of the Portfolio Rew Pro and was the Director of Connect Now Room, an alternative space of Arts Connection Foundation. He has been an exhibition designer for essential projects, among them (Re) presentations. Contemporary Latin American Photography, PhotoEspaña’13. La Caja, Chacao Cultural Center, Caracas, The Chill Concept Stand, Context Art Miami. Florida. Currently, he is the curator of Nina Fuentes VIP.