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Beatriz Salinas Marambio Named Director of Chile’s National Center for Contemporary Art

Curator Beatriz Salinas Marambio, a former director of exhibitions and member of the curatorial committee at the Museum of Visual Arts, has been appointed the inaugural director of the National Center for Contemporary Art Cerrillos, Chile, the first government-run facility dedicated to contemporary artists.

Salinas Marambio, who was selected from a pool of more than two hundred applicants by the National Council of Culture and Arts, assumed the post on May 26. Commenting on the appointment, she said, “Our plan is to work in dialogue with the community, artists, institutions, and other cultural agents in order to activate this space; it is a project with great potential, and we are very happy that the government has decided to develop a space like this in an area like Cerrillos.”

Since its opening last September, the center has received more than fourteen thousand visitors, launched a community outreach program for students, and initiated an open call to the community for photographs or videos of the former historic Cerrillos airport, where it’s now located.