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The Curators

Cristina Nosti has over 25 years of experience in South Florida as an arts administrator, grant writer, publicist, and coordinator of cultural events and programs. A graduate of the University of Miami’s School of Communication, she is currently the Director of Events & Marketing at Books & Books, an independently-owned bookstore that is nationally-recognized for its author event series. Before joining Books & Books, Cristina was the development manager at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in North Miami where she wrote grant proposals in support of exhibitions, educational initiatives and community programs. Prior to that, she served as the general manager of the Cultural Affairs Department at Miami-Dade College, Wolfson Campus, under the direction of Olga Garay. From 1990-94, she served as Executive Director of the Cuban Museum of Arts & Culture, a non-profit organization that made headlines during the 80s and 90s for exhibiting the work of artists still living and working in Cuba. She has also worked in the television industry and at Columbia Pictures Studios in Los Angeles, California. Her parents are Cuban and she grew up in Coral Gables, Florida. A practicing Buddhist, she now lives near the ocean in Key Biscayne, Florida.

Vivian Nosti began her career in the arts in her early twenties in the theater as a costume and production designer. She attended Parsons School of Art and the Corcoran College of Art and Design. Since then, she has worked for numerous theater companies, including the Acme Acting Company and Taller del Garabato, as the resident Designer. She has collaborated with actors, directors and writers on numerous projects, including the groundbreaking and critically-acclaimed play A Scarlet Letter -- a curated art show and play that had its run at the Cuban Museum of Arts & Culture. She has worked in the fields of fashion and television and has been involved in film as a Production Designer. She is currently working as a freelance curator and art consultant and writes about art and culture for print and on-line magazines. She lives in Key Biscayne, Florida where she is working on a memoir of her life.