The editorial portion of the art-commerce website Artsy has appointed an editor-in-chief, Marina Garcia-Vasquez.
Garcia-Vasquez is the first person to hold the newly created position, and she joins following her time working with Vice Media and the Wall Street Journal.
Garcia-Vasquez will report to Artsy’s vice president of editorial and creative, Marina Cashdan, who said in a release, “We’re extremely excited to onboard someone with Marina’s depth of experience—particularly at Vice Media where she held senior roles—to further develop our voice and bring Artsy’s world-class content to an even larger and more diverse audience of art lovers and collectors.”
At Vice, Garcia-Vasquez served as the editor-in-chief of its since-shuttered arts and tech crossover website, The Creators Project (where, full disclosure, I worked with her). She said in a statement, “Writing has always led me to art and I have a deep veneration for artists’ practice. To lead and support the immeasurably talented editorial team at Artsy, and play a part in growing and tailoring the scope of the editorial content, represented an immensely exciting opportunity for me at the intersection of my experience and passions.”