Miguel Miguel García
Venezuelan curator, museographer, researcher, and art critic, Miguel Miguel lives and works in Caracas. He graduated as a graphic designer at the Neumann Design Institute, Caracas. He studied art history and visual arts theory at Miami Dade College, Miami, and studied museology and modern and contemporary art at the University of Paris, La Sorbonne. Founding member of the Galería de Arte Nacional (GAN), co-director of the Galería M & O Gallery, co-director of the Galería Miguel & Fuenmayor, and founding director of the Sala RG of the Celarg Foundation, he was also curator and museographer at the GAN, and he completed an internship at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. As a member of the International Council of Museums (ICOM) based in Unesco, at the beginning of the 1980s García was sent by this international organization to carry out research in important and prestigious European museums dedicated exclusively to modern and contemporary art. He visited more than 100 museums in France, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Holland, Belgium, and Spain. In 1983 he was the co-curator of the commemorative exhibition of the Bicentennial of Simón Bolívar, which occupied all the spaces of the GAN and the Museo de Bellas Artes of Caracas, as well as a multiple trilingual itinerant exhibition (Spanish, English and French) that toured more than eighty countries in five continents. He has curated exhibitions at the GAN, Museo de Bellas Artes, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Museo Alejandro Otero, Museo Jacobo Borges, Museo de Arte Moderno Jesús Soto, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Francisco Narváez, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo del Zulia, among other exhibition spaces such as Estudio Actual, Sala Mendoza, Centro Cultural Consolidado, Centro Cultural Corp Banca, Centro Cultural BOD, Sala TAC, Centro Cultural Chacao, Espacio Capuy, Galería La Cuadra. He organized the first individual exhibitions in Venezuela and Latin America of artists such as Paulo Castro, Sigfredo Chacón, Alí González, José Antonio Hernández-Diez, Arturo Herrera, Oscar Machado, Rodrigo Machado Iturbe, Jesús Moreno, Juan Nascimento, Juan Carlos Rodríguez, Meyer Vaisman, and Alfred Wenemoser, among others, as well as shows of important creators such as Carlos Cruz-Diez and Alejandro Otero, and prominent young people of emerging generations. He has served on juries for both selection and qualification in salons, biennials, and art contests such as the Eugenio Mendoza Award, Salón Arturo Michelena, Guayana Bienal, and the Salón Pirelli for Young Artists, among others. He has written for national and international journals, magazines, catalogs and contemporary art books, as well as for newspapers such as El Nacional, El Universal and Tal Cual. Miguel Miguel García is currently the curator of Espacio Monitor, Los Galpones Art Center, Caracas.
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