Art+Culture Projects: Maria Elena Ortiz

Curator Conversations

Art+Culture Projects invites Maria Elena Ortiz (Curator, Pérez Art Museum Miami) in conversation with Christopher Vroom (CEO, Art+Culture Projects) discussing the new PAMM and issues around identity and black culture in the context of diasporic experience as highlighted in Ortiz's current exhibition of Firelei Báez's work.

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María Elena Ortiz is Assistant Curator at the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), where she has curated At the Crossroads: Critical Film and Video from the Caribbean (2014), Firelei Báez: Bloodlines (2015), and Beatriz Santiago Muñoz: A Universe of Fragile Mirrors (upcoming). In 2015, she also curated Video Islands at the Anthology Film Archive, New York. From 2011 to 2013, Ortiz was the Curator of Contemporary Arts at the Sala de Arte Público Siqueiros in Mexico City, where she organized several projects including Carlos Motta, The Shape of Freedom and Rita Ponce de León: David.