Silvia Karman Cubiñá

Director

Silvia Karman Cubiñá is Executive Director & Chief Curator at The Bass

Silvia Karman Cubiñá began her tenure as Executive Director and Chief Curator of The Bass, Miami Beach, in 2008. Previously, she was the Director of The Moore Space, Miami, from 2002-2008. In the past, she held the position of Adjunct Curator at INOVA, the Institute of Visual Arts at University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee, and was a curator at The Mexican Museum in San Francisco and the Cuban Museum of Art in Miami. She was the Puerto Rican commissioner to the 1997 Bienal de São Paolo. 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 currently serves on the Knight Foundation National Arts Advisory Board. In 2012, she was awarded the distinction of Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture. In October 2017, Ms. Cubiñá presided over the re-opening of The Bass after a major two-year renovation, which has expanded the museum’s programmable space by nearly 50 percent, all within the existing architectural footprint.

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