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Name: Mercedes Elgarte
Visiting From: Buenos Aires, Argentina  
Dates of Fellowship: February 15 - March 17, 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 programs are supported in part by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, The Buhl Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, The Greenwich Collection Ltd., William Talbott Hillman Foundation, Affirmation Arts Fund, the Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, the Fifth Floor Foundation, and with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
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