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Gabriela Rangel

Director, Visual Arts and Chief Curator

Gabriela Rangel holds an MA in curatorial studies from the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College, an MA in media and communications studies from the Universidad Católica Andrés Bello in Caracas, and a BA in film studies from the International Film School at San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba. She is currently the director of Visual Arts and chief curator at the Americas Society. Prior to this position she was assistant curator of Latin American art and programs coordinator for the International Center for the Arts of the Americas at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
She has curated exhibitions on the work of Marta Minujin, Gordon Matta Clark, Paula Trope, Carlos Cruz-Diez, Juan Downey, and Dias & Riedweg, among others. Rangel has also made catalogue contributions to Arturo Herrera (Transnocho Arte Contacto, 2009), Arte no es vida (El Museo del Barrio, 2008), Da Adversidade Vivemos: Artistes d'Amérique latine (Musee de Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, 2001) and Liliana Porter (Centro de Arte Recoleta, Buenos Aires) and co-edited A Principality on its Own (Americas Society-David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard, 2006).

Contributions from Gabriela Rangel

Borges’s Cosmic Ally

Thursday, April 18, 2013  |  The New York Times

Xul Solar and Jorge Luis Borges: The Art of Friendship at Americas Society explores the not-yet fully recognized singularity of the mystic artist and his intellectual affinity with the Argentine writer.   ... Read More

Blue Period

Wednesday, February 20, 2013  |  The Jewish Week

AS/COA's Gabriela Rangel notes how artist Yishai Jusidman "achieved a very difficult task to bring painterly conventions into an abstract reality that is self-referential as well as historical" in Prussian Blue on view at Americas Society. ... Read More