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Flora Fairbairn, Elvis Fuentes and Gabriela M. Fernández

Independant Curators

Biography

 

Flora Fairbairn is an art advisor and independent curator. With a background in architecture, she has been producing pop-up exhibitions in unusual non-gallery spaces for the past fifteen years. Flora has a reputation for discovering and launching the careers of some of the most exciting artists working in the UK today. She has worked with hundreds of artists, selling their work to a wide range of private and public collections around the world. Locations where Flora has curated shows include La Casa Encendida, Madrid, Somerset House and a derelict building at Kings Cross. She has been on the committee for the Future Contemporaries Group at the Serpentine Gallery, sits on the King’s Cross Central Arts Advisory Panel, and since 2008 she has been the creative advisor for Havana Cultura’s visual arts programme in Cuba. 

Elvis Fuentes is an independent curator and art writer, based in New York City. Ph.D. Candidate in Art History at Rutgers University, he has served as curator at El Museo del Barrio, New York, the Institute of Puerto Rican Culture, San Juan, and The Ludwig Foundation of Cuba, Havana. In 2005, Fuentes won the Grand Prix at the 26th International Biennial of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana. His exhibition, Caribbean: Crossroads of the World, held concurrently at three New York City museums, was hailed by critics from The New York Times and The Village Voice among the Best Shows of 2012. Fuentes is Fellow of the Mellon IDRF from SSRC (2015-2016). He has recently been appointed Chief Curator of San Juan Print Triennial 2019, Puerto Rico.

Gabriela M. Fernández is an independent curator, art writer, and expert in social communications, based in Havana and Santiago, Cuba. Graduated Magna Cum Laude in Art History from the University of Oriente (2010), where she taught as Adjunct Professor, Fernández served as curator at the Center for Visual Arts and Design, and the Rene Valdes Gallery, Caguayo Foundation for Monumental and Applied Art, Santiago. There she organized numerous individual and group exhibitions of contemporary artists from Cuba and abroad. She has also worked at the First Havana Biennial of Design (2016) from the National Office of Industrial Design (ONDI), Havana. 

Fernández and Fuentes co-curated Autopia: Road Trips from the Cold War to the Present, held at Audre Love Gallery, Bakehouse Art Complex, Miami, November 2016-January 2017.

Past exhibitions
  • Ended on: 15t April 2016

    ENDURANCE: Cuban Artists Today

    A group show featuring 20 Cuban contemporary artists whose art demonstrates Cuba's enduring spirit.

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Curated Artworks

LAURA SUÁREZ

Untitled, from the series “Personal and Non-transferable”, 2015
150 x 100 cm
$2,000
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