Skills: The Business of Being Shown
Leilani Lynch and Ibett Yanez del Castillo
This session will focus on comparing the logistical actualities of being shown in a commercial space vs. a museum/non-profit space, as well as the overlaps. This session will include details about contracts, sales agreements, definition of roles (i.e. the gallerist, the curator, preparators, etc.), budgeting, and representation.
About the Speakers
Leilani Lynch is Curator at The Bass Museum of Art in Miami Beach, FL. She has curated solo exhibitions with Mika Rottenberg (2017), Karen Rifas (2018) and Aaron Curry (2018) in addition to co-organizing exhibitions with Ugo Rondinone, Pascale Marthine Tayou, Laure Prouvost, and Paola Pivi. Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Leilani relocated to Miami in 2011 when she was chosen for an Art Table Summer Mentored Internship at The Bass, assisting the Knight Curatorial Fellow in planning the museum’s public art program Temporary Contemporary. After the internship, Ms. Lynch joined The Bass as Assistant to the Director/Curatorial Assistant. Before rejoining The Bass in 2015, she served as Exhibitions Manager at Locust Projects, Miami’s longest-running alternative arts space, producing site-specific experimental exhibitions with international artists. Leilani has recently participated in panels for ArtTable and ICOM, as well as served on juries for Art Center, South Florida and Apexart, NY. She received a BA in the History of Art from University of California, Berkeley, with an emphasis in modern and contemporary art.
Ibett Yanez del Castillo is Director of Emerson Dorsch Gallery (2019-Current) and Founder of Ground Control Miami, working with collectors in tailored management and consultation services. For over sixteen years, she has been working with galleries, collectors, non-profit, as well as private and public educational institutions within the greater Miami community. Yanez del Castillo earned a BFA from the University of Florida in 2010. Her first position was held at the Moore Space where she worked as assistant director from 2004-2007. In 2007 she went on to become the founding director of the de la Cruz Collection where under her supervision, the collection, its exhibition, and educational programs gained worldwide recognition and merits. With her experience and commitment to the Miami arts scene, she cultivated relationships within the network of contemporary art and has established multiple educational programs, visiting artist seminars, performances, and exhibitions. In her professional path, she has developed relationships with the world’s top auction houses, galleries, and academic institutions. These organizations include The Fabric Workshop and Museum (Philadelphia), White Columns (New York), Nova Southeastern University (Florida), The Sculpture Center (New York), School of Visual Arts (New York), and Parsons the New School (New York), Sotheby’s, Christie’s, and Phillips among others. In 2017, was nominated and accepted to the IKT (International Association of Curators of Contemporary Art) and the advisory boards of Obsolete Media Miami and Fountainhead Residency.
Sat, April 2, 2022
11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.