Naiomy Guerrero, a writer and founding editor of GalleryGirl NYC, will be the inaugural curatorial fellow of the Pérez Art Museum Miami’s Diversifying Art Museum Leadership Initiative. The two-year fellowship, endowed by the Walton Family Foundation and the Ford Foundation, aims to offer curatorial training to young professionals from historically underrepresented groups in curatorial and museum leadership. In her new role, Guerrero will work on two major curatorial projects, publish writing for the curatorial and education departments, and work to establish community partnerships throughout Miami.
Guerrero’s work as a writer and on Instagram has long highlighted the intersection of blackness with the larger discourse of Latinx and Latin American art, and how that intersectionality has often been marginalized. In an article last summer, shortly after a painting by Jean-Michel Basquiat became the most expensive American artwork sold at auction, Guerrero looked at the ways in which the artist’s identity as Latinx—his father was Haitian and his mother Puerto Rican—had been erased.
In a statement, PAMM director Franklin Sirmans said of Guerrero, “Her background and experience in public programming, exhibition installation, public speaking, and more will be valuable assets to this institution and help us to achieve our mission and vision to create a platform for diverse voices that is reflective of Miami’s multicultural community.”