Sofia Bastidas is a curator and art facilitator interested in creating collaborative systems and networks to formulate a regenerative curatorial and historical research practice working with artists, scholars, and organizers. Bastidas received a B.A. in Art History from Florida International University, with a focus in Contemporary Art. Bastidas has curated and organized exhibitions at Spinello Projects (Miami), Bakehouse Art Complex (Miami), Dimensions Variable (Miami), Espacio 20/20 (Puerto Rico) and The Girls’ Club Collection Annex Space (Fort Lauderdale), No Lugar (Ecuador), Institute of Culture of Puerto Rico, among others. In 2015, she was Cannonball’s local artist-in-residence and co-organized TVGOV, an independent research group that aims to direct government towards preservation of territory, as land and sea. Bastidas is the Co-Director and Co-Founder of Port to Port. Currently, Bastidas teaches at SMU Meadows School of the Arts and had been awarded the 2016-2018 SMU Pollock Gallery Fellowship. Bastidas is pursuing her MA in Sustainability and Development at the SMU Lyle School of of Engineering.
Guillermo León Gómez
Guillermo León Gómez is a research based artist, curator, and urbanist based in New York City. His work has focused on globalization, commodity culture, and political economic geography. He co-founded TVGOV, a think tank and political design company re-envisioning territory and its ecological sustainability, recently participating in the 9th Berlin Biennale. He co-founded Port to Port in 2015, a nomadic curatorial research program, that grounds theories of planetary urbanization and contemporary capitalism by focusing on maritime logistic cities and collaborating with local institutions to co-produce exhibitions and artist residencies. He is currently completing his MA in Theories of Urban Practice at Parsons School of Design - The New School.