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Fellowship Talk with Margaret Ewing Director of Programs, March 8, 2018
Name: Mercedes Elgarte
Visiting From: Buenos Aires, Argentina  
Dates of Fellowship: February 8 - March 9, 2018  
Recommended by: Luis Sagasti
Lecturer at Universidad Nacional del Sur and apexart NYC Fellow 2009
Mercedes Elgarte studied Art History and Museum Management, and currently works in the Department of Culture of Argentina. As the Coordinator of Museological Planning, she develops initiatives to strengthen the museum sector with the aim of transforming object-centered institutions into community-engaged ones. She is interested in the power of museums to enable a collective construction of meaning, collaboration, and citizen participation. Mercedes has also worked at Malba - Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires as a curatorial assistant and an exhibition production assistant, and she has also worked at the Department of Education in the Centro Cultural Kirchner. In addition to her current role in the Department of Culture, Mercedes is an assistant professor of Graphic Design at University of Buenos Aires, teaching History of Visual Communication.

apexart’s program supporters past and present include the National Endowment for the Arts, Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, the Kettering Family Foundation, the Buhl Foundation, The Martin and Rebecca Eisenberg Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Spencer Brownstone, the Kenneth A. Cowin Foundation, Epstein Teicher Philanthropies, The Greenwich Collection Ltd., William Talbott Hillman Foundation/Affirmation Arts Fund, the Fifth Floor Foundation, the Consulate General of Israel in New York, The Puffin Foundation, the Trust for Mutual Understanding, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, public funds from Creative Engagement, supported by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Governor and administered by LMCC, funds from NYSCA Electronic Media/Film in Partnership with Wave Farm: Media Arts Assistance Fund, with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, as well as the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.
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