The celebration in honor of the Venezuelan cultural producer and creator was proclaimed in 2015 when it was honored with the title of “ambassador of the arts” of Miami
Nina Fuentes Day will be held for the third consecutive year in Miami-Dade County on February 16th. “A day to honor all artists, philanthropists, individual cultural managers who with their effort make possible for contemporary art to be one of the main platforms of union between cultures and an engine of social evolution in a cosmopolitan city like Miami” as said multimedia artist and cultural promoter Nina Fuentes.
This important recognition of the Venezuelan woman’s work in the world of the arts was born as an initiative of the mayor’s office of South Florida in 2015 when Mayor Carlos A. Giménez awarded her the distinction of’ ambassador for the arts’ of Miami, recognizing that Nina Fuentes “has taken significant steps to bring art to the forefront of our community,”the document reads.
Nina Fuentes is the director and founder of the Arts Connection Foundation and develops an invaluable cultural work through Project I AM Monuments. She was the creator of The Chill Concept Pop Up Museum and a founding member of the MADA (Miami Art Dealer Association) board of incorporation. And the Nina Fuentes Contemporary Art Collection which is currently in Miami is worth highlighting. This collection which was started by Fuentes in 1996 is made up of an extensive catalogue that includes videos, installations and performance.
The Venezuelan has also stood out as an international cultural manager with the Miami New Media Festival. It was created in 2004 and in its 12th edition is present in Miami, Venezuela, Colombia, Spain, Dominican Republic and Mexico. In addition Nina founded The Wynwood Times and her educational workshops are widely recognized. Her role as a multimedia artist has left an indelible mark on the arts through the performances performed under the artistic name of Nina Dotti.
“My artistic work through Nina Dotti is a satire that derives from social clichés linked to women, towards their role in the family and society” as explained Nina Fuentes and stressed that her greatest desire on this day is to remember the causes for which their artistic characters fight.
“As a woman and Venezuelan, I am a professional dreamer and I believe that this day can also give hope to many young women who migrate and have to start from scratch. With effort and passion, dreams can come true. I hope this day can be an inspirational day for others” as she said.