Board of Directors
Curator with extensive experience in contemporary arts; Mariateresa has organised international exhibitions for both private and public institutions; she was director of The Steps Gallery in London and founder of Setart, an art advisory organization in Miami and Milan. She previously worked in strategy and international development at The European House-Ambrosetti in Milan.
Postgraduate at Harvard Business School, Mariateresa also holds a Master’s degree in Contemporary Art and Diploma in Art Business at Sotheby’s Institute.
Bernardo Ortiz Colman has a broad experience in fashion, photography, art and communications. His competence has placed him into different leading roles across the fields. Currently, he holds a leadership role at an Italian luxury fashion brand where he manages high profile international clientele.
Bernardo serves on the board of young patrons at the Institute of Contemporary Art museum (ICA) in Miami and supporting the Venezuelan American Endowment for the Arts (VAEA) in Miami and New York. In communications, his interests in art and culture blend together in his weekly radio appearance at Break Magazine on the Canadian station 360FM.
At VAEA, Bernardo is working on propagating the nonprofit’s mission across the young patrons both in the USA and Venezuela. Bernardo holds a Bachelor of Science in System Analysis with a minor in French from the University of Miami. He currently lives and works in Miami Beach, Florida in the USA.