CALLING ALL ARTISTS! El Museo del Barrio’s Curatorial team is inviting artists of Puerto Rican, Latin@, Latin American, or Caribbean descent to register for a twenty-minute portfolio review. This season, OVER THE TABLE, a part of the Office Hours project, offers art practitioners in different stages of their development the opportunity to engage in one-on-one discussions about their work or an upcoming project. These informal exchanges seeks to turn the traditional artist-curator portfolio review into an act of camaraderie between individuals working in the same field.
This portfolio review features Yasmin Ramirez, an Adjunct Curator at the Bronx Museum of the Arts. Yasmin Ramirez holds a Ph.D. in art history from the Graduate Center of the City of New York. Dr. Ramirez serves on the National Steering Committee for the biennial conference, Latino Art Now, and the Advisory Board for Aver: Revisioning Art History. In her former position as a Research Associate at The Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Hunter College, Dr. Ramirez oversaw the digitization of works on paper and writings on Latino artists in New York through a partnership with The International Center for Arts of the Americas, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Dr. Ramirez’s has also collaborated on curatorial projects with El Museo Del Barrio; The Loisaida Center; The Caribbean Culture Center, The Studio Museum in Harlem, Franklin Furnace and Taller Boricua.
ABOUT OFFICE HOURS (OH)
OH is comprised of a series of actions spread throughout El Museo del Barrio’s facilities for which multi-disciplinary artist Nicolas Dumit Estévez invites the various departments of El Museo to operate at a horizontal level with its own exhibition space. OH conceives El Museo and the museum as a holistic work of art; that is, a living artwork existing beyond the boundaries of the exhibition space and co-mingling with life. OH [Office Hours] © 2013 Nicolás Dumit Estévez
– Open to artists of Puerto Rican, Latin@, Latin American, or Caribbean descent living in the greater NYC metropolitan area.
– Bring images of your work (in whatever format you choose) and the equipment that you will need to present it properly. Free Wi-Fi is available in El Museo’s Café. Please do not bring any actual works of art to El Museo; this is against the Museum’s insurance policy.
– You must be at El Café five minutes before the time allocated for your meeting and expect to be at El Museo for up to an hour. Late arrivals may not be seen.
REGISTRATION AND SIGN-UP
Currently, appointments are available on Wednesdays from 3:00-5:00pm on April 15, May 20, June 17 and Sept. 16 and will be held at El Café. Two artists will be seen per time slot. El Museo’s staff will contact you following registration to confirm the appointment.