Othón Castañeda, Cultural Producer

 

Othón Castañeda has devoted himself to the cultural production of art and architecture-related events specializing in the development of one-of-a-kind projects, exhibitions, and professional training courses for art professionals. Especially noteworthy among these activities are Art Marbella (Spain), Pinta London (United Kingdom) and his most recent project Biennial of the Frontiers (Mexico - USA), which is the design, production and launching of a visual art biennial conceived to promote emerging artists and curators from the international art scene. With experience in the academic and editorial fields, he currently serves as Adjunct Faculty at the Miami Dade College Kendall Campus among other institutions.

 

EDUCATION (Selected)

 

2014. How to Make Biennials in Contemporary Times (Internal workshops for biennial practitioners), World Biennial Forum No. 2, Biennial Foundation, Fundação Bienal de São Paulo and ICCo – Instituto de Cultura Contemporânea, Sao Paulo, Brazil

2014. MFA Visual Arts, Miami International University of Art and Design, Miami, FL, USA 

2007. Business for the Arts Seminar, Adriane Arsht Center (formerly Carnival Center), Miami, FL, USA

1999. BA Architecture, Habitat Faculty, Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí, SLP, México

 

WORK EXPERIENCE (Selected)

 

2015–Present. Architect & Production Adviser, Art Marbella, Malaga, Spain

2102–2015. Executive Director & Chief Curator, Bienal de las Fronteras, ITCA-CONACULTA, Mexico

2009–Present. Architect & Production Adviser. Pinta London – The Immigrants, London, UK

2013 Curator. Florida 500 Years exhibition, Latin American artists, Mexican Cultural Institute and Latin American Consulates in Miami, Miami, FL, USA

2012–2014. Business Development Director, Art Pulse Magazine (English), Miami, FL, USA

2010–2012. Special Projects Director, Special Editions dedicated to Haiti (2010), Mexico (2011) and Argentina (2012), Merrill Lynch Arteamericas Art Fair, Miami Beach, FL, USA

2008–2012. Architect & Production Adviser, Pinta New York Art Fair, New York City, NY, USA

2008 Research assistant, Extended Boundary, Latin American and Caribbean Artists in Miami. 

Inter-American Development Bank Cultural Center, Washington, DC, USA

2006–2007 Circulation Manager, Arte al Dia International Magazine (English and Spanish), Miami, 

FL, USA

 

TEACHING RELATED EXPERIENCE

 

2015 - present Adjunct Faculty, Art Appreciation (Bachelor Level, Spring), Miami Dade College, Kendall, FL, USA

2014 Coordinator, On Curating and Biennials In, About and Around Latin American Art. Curatorial Workshop at El Museo del Barrio and The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum of Art, New York, NY, USA

2014. Adjunct Faculty (Graduate Level, Fall). Curatorial and Exhibition Development, St. Thomas University, Miami, FL, USA

2014. Studio Reviewer (Medellin Studio), Urban Design, School of Arch., University of Miami, FL, USA

2014 - present. Adjunct Faculty, Semantics & Studio for Graphic Design (Bachelor Level, Fall), Jose Maria Vargas University, Pemproke Pines, FL, USA

 

CONTRIBUTOR & EDITORIAL EXPERIENCE

 

2015. Publisher. Biennial of the Frontiers Catalog (English and Spanish), Mexico – USA

2014. Co-Editor & Author, Argentinean Artists in Miami, General Consulate of Argentina in Miami, FL, USA

2012 – 2014. Editorial Coordinator, Arteamericas art fair Catalog,  Miami, FL, USA

2010–2013.  Contributing writer for art magazines in Brazil and USA.

                    Article. 30th edition Sao Paulo Bienal, ArtPulse Magazine (USA), No. 15, 2013

                    Interview to Curator Jorge Santis (Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art), ArtDistricts Magazine (USA), No. 18, 2012

                    Interview to architect Yan Waymouth (Salvador Dali Museum, Saint Petersburg, FL) ArtDistricts Magazine (USA), No 10. 

                    Interview to Ricardo Pau-Llosa, art collector, ArtDistricts Magazine (USA), No., 2011

                    Miami contributor for ArteBrasileiros, Brazil (English and Spanish editions), 2011

                    Interview to Ricardo Pau-Llosa, art collector, ArtDistricts Magazine (USA), No. 7, 2010

2009. Design Consultant, Arte al Dia Editions, Miami, FL, USA

 

AFILIATIONS

 

2014-Present. The American Institute of Architects (AIA), Miami, FL, USA

2012-2014. Arts and Entertainment Council, City of Miami, FL, USA

2014. National Association of Latino Arts & Culture (NALAC), USA