Gabriela Sáenz Shelby

Gabriela Sáenz Shelby
Residency Dates: September 30 – October 5, 2015

Sáenz Shelby is the General Director of the Foundation ARS TEOR/éTica in San José, Costa Rica. She has a Master degree in History and a Bachelor degree in Art History from the University of Costa Rica. Sáenz Shelby was Director of the Museum of Costa Rican Art (2006-2008) and co-curator of the exhibition The possibilities of the gaze at the Museum of Costa Rican Art (2003-2005) and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chile (2007). She has been a consultant to museums, an independent researcher and professor at the National University and the University of Costa Rica. Sáenz Shelby has published several essays in books and specialized magazines. Her research interests include the study of political and social situations that have influenced the formation of art collections in Costa Rican public institutions and the history of exhibitions in Costa Rica and Central America. In 2009, she received the award “Contributions to Creativity and Excellence 2009” granted by Florida Ice & Farm Co.

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