Silvia Karman Cubiñá, executive director and chief curator, The Bass, Miami Beach, FL. Photo by Nick Garcia.
Silvia Karman Cubiñá is the executive director and chief curator of The Bass Museum of Art in Miami Beach where she has organized more than 30 major exhibitions including: Where Do We Go From Here: Selections from la Colección Jumex (2009), Isaac Julien: Ten Thousand Waves (2011), Ugo Rondinone: good evening beautiful blue (2017), The Haas Brothers: Ferngully (2018), Haegue Yang: In the Cone of Uncertainty (2019), and Mickalene Thomas: Better Nights (2019). Prior to her work at The Bass, Cubiñá was the director of The Moore Space, Miami, from 2002-2008. She also held the position of adjunct curator at INOVA, the Institute of Visual Arts at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Cubiñá has curated numerous exhibitions, lectured extensively, and has participated in grant panels and award selection committees, including serving as a juror for both the Guggenheim Museum’s Hugo Boss Award 2006 and the 2008 Biennale de Lyon. In 2012, she was awarded the distinction of Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture. Cubiñá served as a Center panel chair for Exhibitions & Public Interpretation in 2022 and a panelist for Re:imagining Recovery grants in 2021.