meet the executive...


meet the executive director and chief curator


Silvia Karman Cubiñá is the Executive Director and Chief Curator, Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach. Previously, she was the Director of The Moore Space, Miami, from 2002-2008 and Independent Curator since 1997. In the past, she held the position of Adjunct Curator at inova, the Institute of Visual Arts; University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee; and at The Mexican Museum in San Francisco and the Cuban Museum of Art in Miami. At The Moore Space, she has organized exhibitions with artists such as: Allora & Calzadlla, Carlos Amorales, John Bock, Sean Dack, Jeppe Hein, Tracey + The Plastics, Jonathan Monk, Aida Ruilova, Hernan Bas, Jim Lambie, Patty Chang, Joan Jonas and Yang Fudong. She organized the exhibition French Kissing in the USA in 2007 at The Moore Space; None of the Above: Contemporary Work by Puerto Rican Artists at Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT; and Habitat en Tránsito/Piñones (In-Situ), Javier Cambre’s project for the 2002 Bienal Exhibition of the Whitney Museum of American Art; and Pepon Osorio: Door to Door at Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico in San Juan. She was the Puerto Rico commissioner to the 1997 Bienal de Sao Paolo. She has lectured extensively and participated in numerous grant panels and award selection committees, including serving as a juror for the Guggenheim Museum’s Hugo Boss Award for 2006 and juror at the Bienal de Lyon in 2008. In 2007, she was a finalist for the Walter Hopps Award for Curatorial Achievement and was a fellow in the Center for Curatorial Leadership (CCL) fellowship program. Ms. Cubina currently serves on the Knight Foundation National Arts Advisory Board and on the Board of Directors of the AAMD American Alliance of Art Museum Directors. In 2012, Ms. Cubina was awarded the distinction of Chevalier de l’ordre des arts et lettres by the French Ministry of Culture.


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