About us

We are the first foundation dedicated to promoting and supporting contemporary Chilean art in the United States, creating opportunities and positioning visual artists within the American market.

C R E A T E S

opportunities to expose Chilean visual artists in the US.

O R G A N I Z E S

exhibitions, events, public art and specific projects.

B U I L D S

bridges of collaboration with curators, collectors, gallery owners and the art loving public.

O F F E R S

art residencies of collaborative experiences for emerging artists.

Team

Mahara Martínez

Artistic Director and Cuban – Chilean Curator.
Independent Art Consultant. Graduated in Art History from the University of Havana. During her stay in Chile, she worked as an exhibition and management coordinator at the Isabel Aninat Gallery. She currently resides in Miami. Between 2017-2019 she was a coordinator of the Pinta Miami Art Fair.
During the last 5 years she has been focusing  on the promotion and representation of visual artists within the Latin American art market. Co-founder of Vitrinalab, she has curated 2 group exhibitions, as well as advised and developed other parallel art projects.

Alenka Yankovic

Chilean, Business Administrator from the P. Universidad Católica de Chile. She worked for 17 years in the insurance and financial retail industry in Chile in companies as Santander, Citibank, Ace Insurance and Walmart Financial Services. She has also been an entrepreneur for several businesses. In 2011 she won the Santander Entrepreneurial Vision Award. She is also a Theatrical Producer. She has resided for the past 6 years in Miami, where she has been a volunteer at La Casita Foundation since her arrival. Her interest for visual arts began many years ago, and it was in Miami where she decided to channel her interests becoming a founding member of VitrinaLab, where her passion for art and her desire to contribute to disseminate the cultural heritage of her country come together.

Carolina Apey

Chilean, nationalized American, MBA from the University of Miami and based in the United States for more than 30 years. She worked for more than 25 years in the international financial sector for Fortune 500 companies such as Ernst & Young, Salomon Brothers, Thompson Financial, Visa International and HSBC, which led her to live in cities such as Washington D.C., New York and Miami. A great admirer of art and design in all its dimensions, she obtained a certificate in Interior Design at the University of Miami. Her free time is dedicated to volunteering in different foundations that support and empower women.

Paulina Ugarte

Chilean, nationalized American, Public Relations Officer and with a diploma in Interior Design from the University of Miami. She has lived in Miami for more than 19 year dedicated to event production and the production of music videos and short films. She has been a volunteer for La Casita Foundation since 2017 and a student of art history for over 20 years, her true passion. Since 2018 she has been a docent at the PAMM (Pérez Art Museum Miami) and now she joins VitrinaLab as a partner to pour all this energy and knowledge to support contemporary art in her country.

Board Of Directors

Juan Francisco Labbé

Commercial Manager at Labbe Propiedades Miami

Patricio Ureta

Partner and General Manager at Megacenter USA

Jorge Escobar

CEO and Managing Partner at

Black Salmon Capital.

Rafael Moreno

SVP at Banco Santander International

Germán Rocca

Commercial Director at ProChile Miami

Curatorial Advisory Board

Omar López-Chahoud

Artistic Director and Curator of UNTITLED
International Director Yes Contemporary 

Bernardita Mandiola

Art Advisor – Ex Dir at AMA Foundation

Geraldine Compton

Art Project Manager and art Collector

Nuria
Richards

Art Market Specialist and principal at Art Market Consulting LLC.

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