Isabela Villanueva was born in 1979 in Caracas, Venezuela, and currently lives in New York. She received her B.A. in Latin American literature from the Universidad Católica Andrés Bello and a Diploma in French language and civilization from La Sorbonne in Paris. She also received her M.Litt in history and art connoisseurship from the University of Glasgow, Scotland, and a Master’s Degree in Modern and Contemporary Art: 1860 to Present Day at the University of Cambridge. From 2006 through 2011 she worked at Americas Society’s Art Gallery department, where she served as assistant curator to several exhibitions including Ad Usum: To Be Used. An Exhibition of The Work of Pedro Reyes, Carlos Cruz-Diez: (In)formed by Color, Torrijos: Photographs by Graciela Iturbide, Dias and Riedweg… And It Becomes Something Else, Marta Minujín: Minucodes, Arturo Herrera: Les Noces, For Rent: Consuelo Castaneda and many other shows. Ms. Villanueva has served as a panelist in roundtables and talks about modern and contemporary Latin American art, noteworthy is her collaboration on the New Positioning of Latin American Art: Reflection, Isolation & Globalization panel discussion that took place in fall of 2009 at NYU’s Institute of Fine Arts. In the spring of 2012, Ms. Villanueva will curate the first solo exhibition of the commended Martiniquais artist Marc Latamie in the United States.
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