Jim Drain Bert Rodriguez

Founded in 2007, The Moore Space’s international artist residency program is an experimental platform for artists from Miami, allowing them to create new work and establish cultural exchanges with the international art community. Through this program, The Moore Space identifies partner host organizations abroad and establishes collaborations with them facilitating Miami artists the opportunity to live and work in Europe for a period of one to two months each. Silvia Karman Cubiñá, Director of The Moore Space expressed: “This program is essential as it enriches our local arts community by exposing it to different cultures and ideas.” In 2007-2008, three artists performed one-month residencies abroad: Jim Drain at DAAD in Berlin; Bert Rodriguez in FRAC Le Plateau, Paris and Tom Scicluna at the Musee d’art contemporain de Lyon in France. This pilot program was funded through a generous donation from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
For 2008-2009, The Moore Space again formed a committee of five distinguished art professionals to nominate and evaluate Miami-based artists. This year, the panel is composed of: Rina Carvajal, Adjunct Curator, Miami Art Museum; Jim Drain, Artist (and past residency awardee); Ruba Katrib, Assistant Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami; Bert Rodriguez, Artist (and past residency awardee); and Silvia Karman Cubiñá, Director, The Moore Space. As last year, each panel member nominates ten artists from which the committee selects eight finalists to be presented to the host institutions in Europe. This year, The Moore Space will cooperate again with Berliner Kuntlerprogramm des DAAD, the renowned residency program in Berlin; and Kunst-Werke Center for Contemporary Art in Berlin. This year’s residency program is made possible through generous donations from Carlos and Rosa de la Cruz and the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade Mayor and the Board of County Commissioners.


For the first time this year, The Moore Space joined forces with Prof. Fredric Snitzer, who has in the past organized a cultural trip to New York City for the graduating Seniors class. 38 students, many for the first time, traveled to New York in March to visit museums, galleries and artists studios and benefited from this expansive cultural experience, so important in the life of an art student.
Thanks to grants from Diane and Robert Moss and Rosa and Carlos de la Cruz, the entire Senior class was able to benefit from this important opportunity.


Two Juniors from DASH (Design and Architecture Senior High School): Alysia Jarman and Danielle Mink, participated in a year-long internship at The Moore Space. During this time, they assisted the staff in administrative tasks and other day-to-day activities. Both students had an active, hands-on experience working with visiting artists who produced new work for FRENCH KISSIN IN THE USA. Thank you for your help! We will miss you!

Artist Lourdes Ravelo with DASH Students Sketching during class

In 2004, The Moore Space created a program called Dash Skip and Jump to the Moore in collaboration with the Design and Architecture Senior High School, whereby 1,200 students perform guided tours and attend artists’ lectures and workshops year round at The Moore Space. This year, thanks to a Youth Educational Program (YEP) grant from the Miami-Dade Department of Cultural Affairs and a donated space from DACRA Development Corporation, we were able to expand the program and provide twenty-five (47) students with the in-depth experience of conceptualizing, producing and mounting an exhibition. The result was “Cut, Cut and Paste”, a project lead by artists Carlos Ascurra and Lourdes Ravelo which literally interpreted the action of cutting and pasting in various media from the very basic collage to digital imagery and video. The exhibition opened in Design District for Art + Design Night on November 10th and included work by the following students: Alexandra Chittey, Allison Matherly, Anthony Racz, Anna Lessassier, Alex Cercas, Alysia Jarmon, Alex Grignon, Arnaldo Leyva, Alex Calhoun, Alex Pegues, Adrea Recalde, Brielle Martinez, Branden Paillant, Christina Quinlan, Erin Brookner, Elisa Toman, Edward Brassil, Genevieve Gomez, Hailey Setney, Jose Arango, Jennifer Cary, Jescelle Major, Jonathan Lizcano, Jasmine Nones-Newman, Jessica Rogers, John Navarre, Jorge Bonsener, Jesus Vio, Jhanna Mendez, Juan Rodriguez, Kwabena Agyman, Kelley Carollo, Kiara Colbert, Krissy Wilson, Linzy Hayes, Marie Sylverne, Michael Leduc, Monica Rivera, Maxinda Macenat, Michele Smotensky, Marco Scandfoglio, Nancy Villalobos, Ramiro Dall’agnese, Rochelle Roque, Santiago Cardenas, Victor Princiotta, and Yarminiah Rosa.