María Elena Ortiz is a Curator at PAMM, where she is spearheading the Caribbean Cultural Institute (CCI). At PAMM, Ortiz has organized several projects including 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). Ortiz has contributed to writing platforms such as the Davidoff Art Initiative, Terremoto Magazine, and others. 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 between Latinx, Latin American, and Black communities in the US and the Caribbean.
Iberia Pérez González is the Andrew W. Mellon Caribbean Cultural Institute Coordinator at PAMM. She received a Ph.D. in Art History and Theory from the University of Essex (United Kingdom), and an MPhil in Contemporary Art in a Global Perspective from Leiden University (Netherlands). Her interdisciplinary research engages with contemporary art and visual culture in Latin America and the Caribbean, with a focus on artist-led initiatives and networks, and the intersection between art, politics, and the environment. 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. Prior to joining PAMM, she was C-MAP Fellow for Latin America and the Caribbean at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, where she also collaborated with the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Research Institute.