Ella Fontanals- Cisneros, founder and president of Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, announced the appointment of Eugenio Valdés Figueroa as the new director and chief curator of the foundation. A noted curator, critic, and expert on Latin American and contemporary art, Valdés Figueroa most recently held the position of art and education director of Casa Daros, Daros-Latinoamérica in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Figueroa succeeds Jesús Fuenmayor, who has held the position since 2012. Valdés Figueroa has been a leading scholarly and curatorial voice in the field of Latin American contemporary art for over 25 years. Prior to joining Daros-Latinoamérica in 2001, he served as the co-curator of the Havana Biennial from 1990 to 1997, and concurrently held positions as a contemporary African art researcher and curator of international contemporary art at the Wifredo Lam Center

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