Ileana Ramírez Romero
A conversation with Ileana Ramírez Romero, director of Tráfico Visual. This informal discussion on the Venezuelan and Latin American cultural scene will be led by curator Vic Brooks.
In 2009, Ramírez founded Tráfico Visual, a digital platform for contemporary art. The platform is dedicated to the dissemination of content linked to contemporary art and the Venezuelan and Latin American cultural scene. Currently, Tráfico Visual is a contributor to Publishing Against the Grain, a traveling exhibition organized by Independent Curators International (ICI), and in fall 2019 is participating in El Revés de la Trama, 45th Salón Nacional de Artistas, Bogotá.
As Director of Programs at Fundación Cisneros in Caracas, Ramírez directed the Fundación Cisneros Seminar 2017-19. The Seminar is held in Caracas, Venezuela, and was created in 2011 to encourage the multidisciplinary study of culture and modern and contemporary art in Latin America. The seventh edition Disruptions: Dilemmas Regarding the Image in Contemporaneity was conceptualized and presented by Ramírez in 2018. She has also promoted educational projects and initiatives such as the artists residency program in Caracas and the Art in Context talks series.
Light refreshments will be provided.
Ramirez earned a degree in law from Andrés Bello Catholic University (UCAB) but her affinity to visual culture and arts led her to develop an extensive professional career in the art scene. She was Coordinator of Programming at Centro de Arte Los Galpones and Coordinator of Exhibitions at Sala Mendoza. At the end of 2017, with the cultural office of the Spanish Embassy in Venezuela, Ramírez organized the Seminario de Crítica de Arte. Ramírez has organized numerous interviews and meetings between individuals in the local and international artistic communities.
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EMPAC Fall 2019
EMPAC Fall 2019 presentations, residencies, and commissions are made possible by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, with additional support from the National Endowment for the Arts; New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; and the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts. Additional project support by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; the NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship Program; and Creative Scotland.