CBAT is an independent, non-profit, and non-political arts organization with charitable status, governed by a board of trustees.
The Trust was created in 2017 with a mission to create opportunities for enriching educational experience and cultural exchange for Bolivian visual artists as well as to initiate partnerships with museums, universities, art galleries, and other institutions with a particular interest in Contemporary Bolivian visual arts.
CBAT Trustees and Directors
Sandra Ponce de León de Amedick
Patron - Jose Maria Linares
CBAT would like to thank the following individuals for their generous support as well as those who wish to remain anonymous.
John & Sandra Amedick
Bruna Antelo & Anthony Miles
Guillaume & Bridget Barrier
Gabriela Barriga & Federico Stelzer
Simón & Zarela Commander
Marcela Roca & Tambo Chicani
MJ Sologuren & Mario Giuliani
Bibiana Tellez Garside
We would also like to extend our warmest thanks to Bruna Chávez and Yuvinka Ribera Hurtado for volunteering their time to help with our Summer fundraising event!.
Yuvinka Ribera Hurtado
The Trust draws on the invaluable support and advice from key individuals and institutions to which we are grateful!
Sandra Antelo Suarez (b.1966, Bolivia)
International curator and editor. In 1995, Antelo-Suárez founded the non- profit organization TRANS> and the journal TRANS> arts.cultures.media, of which she was editorial director. The first interdisciplinary and multilanguage publication with a focus on the cultural contextualization of American cultures. In her Chelsea, New York, exhibition space, TRANS> area, founded by her in 2001, she curated the first solo exhibitions by such artists as Anri Sala, Yang Fudong, Daniel Guzmán, Joan Jonas, Marine Hugonnier, Mircia Cantor, Koo Jeong-a, and numerous others. In the past 18 years, she has been working in various projects and collaborations in New York, London and Buenos Aires. Currently, Antelo-Suárez is curator of “Alexander Calder: Theater of Encounters I” and is editing a book of essays on Calder and contemporary issues.
Valeria Paz (b.1969, Bolivia)
Valeria Paz holds a PhD in Arts Theory and History from Essex University, UK. She has worked in museums and cultural institutions as a researcher, editor and curator. She is currently working at the Catholic Bolivian University as academic coordinator and lecturer in the Department of Culture.
Rodrigo Rada (b.1974, Bolivia)
Artist, curator, and editor. In 2005, Rada was awarded the First Prize at the SIART Biennale in Bolivia. In 2012, Rada won a prize in the Biennale of Santa Cruz, Bolivia. In 2013,he co-curated the 3rd Triennal of performance CIMIENTOS at the Centro Simón I. Patiño in Cochabamba, Bolivia. In 2014, he co-edited the book "Performance and Actionism in Bolivia since 1980". In 2015,he was a guest resident at TEORÉTICA space in San José, Costa Rica and participated as a guest curator at the Rapaces residence in Nicaragua. Since 2016 he is curator of the NUBE / KIOSKO project in Santa Cruz- Bolivia.
Raquel Schwartz (b. 1963, Bolivia)
studied ceramic and sculpture as well as management and accounting at the Santa Barbara City College, CA and Graphic Design at the Wizo School of Design in Israel. She completed numerous art and leadership workshops in Europe, Argentina and Bolivia as part of the UK Triangle Art Trust Foundation and the HIVOS Mondrian and Doen Arts Collaboratory Network of Artist Residencies. She has participated in numerous solo and collective exhibitions and international biennials. In 2001 and 2005, Schwartz organized KMO, a residency for international visual artists in Bolivia. Since 2006 she is the director of Kiosko Galería. Her work has been exhibited in Bolivia, Peru, Chile, Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, Colombia, Venezuela, Mexico, Uruguay, United States, Italy, Switzerland, Korea, Russia, United Kingdom, among others.