The Team

Photo: Eliz Perez

Iberia Pérez González is the Andrew W. Mellon Caribbean Cultural Institute Curatorial Associate at PAMM, where she recently organized Madeleine Hunt-Ehrlich: Too Bright to See (Part I), Carlos Cruz-Diez: Chromosaturation, and PAMM’s iteration of Mariano: Variations on a Theme. She is currently working on Beyond Representation, a research and exhibition project focusing on performance practices from the Caribbean and its diasporasPrior to joining PAMM, she was C-MAP Fellow for Latin America and the Caribbean at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, where she also collaborated with the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Research Institute. She holds a Ph.D. in Art History and Theory from the University of Essex (England), and an MPhil in Contemporary Art in a Global Perspective from Leiden University (Netherlands). She has written for scholarly publications and exhibition catalogues, and worked in various research, curatorial, and editorial platforms in Europe, the United States, and Puerto Rico.

Former Team Members

María Elena Ortiz is Curator at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Previously, she was Curator at the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), where she spearheaded the Caribbean Cultural Institute (CCI) between 2019-2022. At PAMM, Ortiz organized several projects including Allied with Power: African and African Diaspora Art from the Jorge M. Pérez Art Collection (2020); The Other Side of Now: Foresight in Contemporary Caribbean Art (2019); Latinx Art Sessions(2019); william cordova: now’s the time (2018); Beatriz Santiago Muñoz: A Universe of Fragile Mirrors (2016); Ulla von Brandenburg: It Has a Golden Sun and an Elderly Grey Moon (2017); Carlos Motta: Histories for the Future (2016); and Firelei Báez: Bloodlines (2015). Her writing has been published globally. A recipient of the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros (CPPC) and Independent Curators International (ICI) Travel Award for Central America and the Caribbean, Ortiz’s curatorial practice is informed by the connections of Latinx, Latin American, and Black communities in the US and the Caribbean.