The Estate of Val del Omar and Margarita Cabrera in conversation with Omar López Chahoud


27 December 2022

27 December 2022

A lively panel discussion highlighting exhibiting artists at Untitled Art, Miami Beach 2022. Hosted and moderated by Omar López Chahoud, Artistic Director and Curator of Untitled Art, in conversation with Piluca Baquero representing The Estate of Val del Omar (Special Project presented by Max Estrella), and participating artist Margarita Cabrera (presented by Jane Lombard Gallery).

About Piluca Baquero

Piluca Baquero started producing films at 19. Her first feature film, Ojala Val del Omar, was presented at the Venice Film festival. Since then, she has produced more than twenty fiction films and documentaries, such as Lena by Gonzalo de Tapia, Lo que sé de Lola by Javier Rebollo or El coche de pedales, by Ramón Barea. In 2017 she made her directional debut with animation short film El silencio roto, which premiered in SEMINCI. From 1997, Piluca manages and directs Archivo Val del Omar, an archive of José Val del Omar’s work with the purpose of its promotion, conservation and recovery, hand by hand with Gonzalo Sáenz de Buruaga, president of the institution. Val del Omar’s work is kept in the Museo Nacional e Arte Reina Sofía, where it is permanently shown to the public.

About Margarita Cabrera

Margarita Cabrera received an MFA from Hunter College in New York, NY. Cabrera is an assistant professor at the Arizona State University Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts. Some of her most recent exhibitions include a solo show entitled Margarita Cabrera: What Art Can Do” at the Art League Houston, Houston, TX. Cabrera’s work was featured in the exhibit State of Mind: Art and American Democracy at the Moody Center, Rice University. Along with 80 artists in protest of Immigrant Incarceration in Nationwide skywriting campaign Cabrera participated in: In Plain Sight. At the Wellin Art Museum, Hamilton College, Clinton, NY Cabrera presented Margarita Cabrera: Space in Between; and PERILOUS BODIES, Ford Foundation Gallery, New York, NY. In New Orleans Margarita Cabrera presented by the Center of Southern Craft and Design at the Ogden Art Museum, as well as “The Lotus in Spite of the Swamp” at the New Orleans “Prospect 4”. Cabrera also was featured in “The U.S.-Mexico Border: Place, Imagination, and Possibility” at the Craft & Folk Art Museum and SITE LINES: much wider than a line in Santa Fe, NM.

About Omar López Chahoud

Omar López-Chahoud has been the Artistic Director and Curator of Untitled Art since its founding in 2012. As an independent curator, López-Chahoud has curated and co-curated numerous exhibitions in the United States and internationally. Most recently, he curated the Nicaraguan Biennial in March 2014. López-Chahoud has participated in curatorial panel discussions at Artists' Space, Art in General, MoMA PS1, and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City. López-Chahoud earned MFAs from Yale University School of Art, and the Royal Academy of Art in London.