Profile: Silvia Karman Cubina

PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY YOU SHOULD KNOW: Silvia Karman Cubina – Creative Curator

Who are you?

Executive Director and Chief Curator of the Bass Museum in Miami Beach

What do you do in real life?
I am a mom and a wife

What excites you visually and creatively?
Art, people, surprises, passion, ideas, attention to detail, craftmanship, original points of view, boldness, risk…

What do you like most about what you do?
Discovering how art can touch people

How do you choose the exhibitions at the museum?
I see lots and lots of art; I talk to lots and lots of people and I study. A museum must develop it’s own, individual curatorial vision and each exhibition must add to this larger vision.

Who are your art icons?
This is a large question: Isaac Julien (who we are working with now), Cindy Sherman, John Cage, Andy Warhol, Yves Klein, Jenny Holzer, Barbara Kruger, Felix Gonzalez Torres, and the list goes on…

What are you doing to shake up the miami art scene?
Showing good art and getting people excited about it.

How would you describe your personal style?
Classic with an occasional fun touch, here and there

What dream have you had that you have accomplished?
I am still working on it.

What do you do now, that you did not do 5 years ago?
I run a museum, and I text (thanks to my two teenaged boys)

Something new, that you have just discovered about yourself?
I really enjoy my Videosync hip hop class

What are your guilty pleasures?
Eating mini cupcakes

One luxury that you cannot live without?
My lavender scented Lampe Berger

Three words to describe you?
Just one: lucky

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