Silvia Maria Medina
CEO, Art Director, Chief Curator
With the decline of art education around the world, Silvia Medina's vision is to bring art to the community. Medina believes in the power of art to inspire. Her ambitious, ground-breaking programs include hosting artists in residence, and taking emerging artists to international art fairs and biennials.
Medina has more than 30 years of art world experience. She is a founding member of the Havana Biennial and the Wilfredo Lam Center. She has curated many national and international art fairs, and collaborated with major art publications such as Art Nexus and Art Districts. Medina also served as executive director of Sala Mendoza in Caracas, Artistic Director at PagesEspaid'Art Gallery in Barcelona, and Intrepid Art Gallery in Vero Beach, Florida.
An award-winning photographer, Niurka graduated from Havana University with a degree in Classical languages and worked for twelve years for Agence France-Presse (AFP). Since 2005, she works as a freelance photographer in Toronto, Canada. Barroso's work exhibited in Austria, Canada, Cuba, USA, and Spain from 1998 to 2015; and was included in several group exhibitions in Canada, Cuba, France, Israel, Mexico, Spain and the United States from 1995 to 2016. She earned the Casa de las Americas Award for Contemporary Photography in 1998.