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In 2014, with the support of The Venezuelan American Endowment for the Arts (VAEA), the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA) will present the first major museum exhibition in the United States of the work of Venezuelan artist Magdalena Fernandez.
In 2014 The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles will present the first major museum exhibition in the United States of the work of Venezuelan artist Magdalena Fernández. The exhibition will be curated by MOCA Senior Curator Alma Ruiz. In a recent visit to Los Angeles VAEA’s Executive Director Valeria Cordero met with Ruiz and presented a special grant for the initial research and development efforts for the exhibition. The exhibition will occupy half of MOCA’s galleries at Grand Avenue and will include a range of work dating from 1993 to 2014, most of which has not been presented in the United States before.
About Magdalena Fernández
Magdalena Fernández, whose work references the Venezuelan kinetic art, European constructivism, and Brazilian neo-concrete art, is known for her installations, for the use of industrial materials and for her contemporary concept of displacement. Fernández was born in 1964 in Caracas, Venezuela. She began her career in the Faculty of Education at the Universidad Católica Andrés Bello and trained as a graphic designer at the Neumann Institute of Caracas. In the early 90s, she traveled to Italy where she studied in the studio of A.G. Fronzoni of Milan, cementing her love of the integrity and impeccable finish of materials. Fernández has participated in important exhibitions and carried out several interventions in Venezuela.
About the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Founded in 1979, MOCA’s mission is to be the defining museum of contemporary art. The institution has achieved astonishing growth in its brief history with three Los Angeles locations of architectural renown. The museum has more than 10,000 members, a world-class permanent collection of nearly 6,700 works international in scope and among the finest in the nation, hallmark education programs that are widely emulated and has produced award-winning publications that present original scholarship. During its 34-year history, MOCA has presented groundbreaking monographic, touring, and thematic exhibitions of international repute that survey the art of our time.
About The Venezuelan American Endowment for the Arts
The Venezuelan American Endowment for the Arts (VAEA) was founded on June 13, 1990 in New York with the mission of strengthening the ties of friendship between the United States of America and Venezuela through bi-national cultural and social programs.
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Photo: MOCA Senior Curator Alma Ruiz received VAEA’s Grant from Executive Director Valeria Cordero.