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 economic infrastructure. During his residency at Cannonball Miami in 2015, he co-founded TVGOV, a political initiative and company re-envisioning territory and its ecological sustainability, recently participating in the 9th Berlin Biennale. He has also co-organized multiple research projects, that include Port to Port, a curatorial endeavor and transient residency program on global port cities, that has received funding from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts through the WaveMaker Grant in Miami, FL. His current interests lie in trade-supporting infrastructures and the neoliberalization of cities with a current thesis focus on the Panama Canal and its bordering special economic zones. He is currently pursuing a MA in Theories of Urban Practice at Parsons School of Design.