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Gabriela Rangel is a Venezuelan curator based in New York. She is currently the Director of Visual Arts and Chief Curator at the Americas Society. She holds an M.A. in curatorial studies from the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College, an M.A. in media and communications studies from the Universidad Católica Andrés Bello in Caracas, and a B.A. in film studies from the International Film School at San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba. Prior to this position she worked at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and Museo Alejandro Otero and Fundación Cinemateca Nacional, both in Caracas. She has curated and co-curated numerous exhibitions of modern and contemporary art such as Spatial Acts: Esvin Alarcon Lam, Elena Damiani, Marcius Galan and Jorge Pedro Núnez (2014), The First Cartagena Biennial (2014), Within the Light Trap: Cruz Diez in Black and White (2014); Iris Sheets (2013); The Art of Friendship: Xul Solar and Jorge Luis Borges (2012), Gordon Matta Clark: Undoing The Space (2010-11), Arturo Herrera: Les Noces (2011), Marta Minujín: MINUCODEs (2010), among many others. Additionally, she organized the SITAC 8 in Mexico City. Selected contributions include Da Adversidade Vivemos: Artistes d’Amerique Latine (Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, 2001), Liliana Porter (Centro de Arte Recoleta, Buenos Aires, 2004), Claudio Perna: Arte Social (Galería de Arte Nacional, Caracas, 2004), Arte no es Vida (Museo del Barrio, New York, 2008), and Larger Than Life: Javier Téllez and Vasco Araujo (Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, 2010) and New Territories (Museum of Design, New York, 2014). She has also published articles in Art in America, Frieze, Art Nexus, Arte al Dia, El Nacional and El Universal.