Amalia Caputo is a photo and video based artist, independent curator and art writer with an extensive exhibition and publication list. Recent exhibitions include Fantastical Vizcaya (2015) at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, Instacorrespondences (2015) in La Plataforma Barcelona, Belonging (2015) at the Florida Gulf Coast University, Ft. Myers, and Obra Abierta.Ejes de libertad (2015) in Centro de Arte El Hatillo, Caracas, Transferencias (2012) at La Caja Centro Cultural Chacao in Caracas, Venezuela, Ocupa (2011) at Farside Gallery. Recent curated exhibitions include: Querido Gusano, Homage to Luis Brito (2016), 9Topics along with artist Marina Font (2015) Paul Amundarain (2014), Whiskey & Rye, an all women exhibition (2013).
Recent publications include: Instacorrespondencias (2014) artist book in collaboration with Marina Font, “María Cristina Carbonell” editor for monographic book (2013), “The Art of Progress”Audi, (2010). Amalia Caputo received her Bachelor in Art History from Universidad Central de Venezuela and her MFA in Art Theory & Photography from New York University and International Center of Photography. Lives and works in Miami since 2003 and has her studio in Wynwood art district since 2007.
Maria Theresa Barbist and Elysa D. Batista are both locally based South Florida artists that collaborate as the BABA COLLECTIVE. They originally met at the Bakehouse Art Complex in Wynwood, FL during their individual artist residencies in 2016.
The idea of the BABA COLLECTIVE was born when in discussion of the diversity of artists that were found at the BAC, and other institutions in Miami, they realized the lack of archives providing the ability to access interviews of these individuals. Thus RCS: ROCKING CHAIRS SESSIONS was created. A publicly accessible forum where one could find individual recordings describing the professions, media, and life of South Florida based creatives.
Launching their collaborative endeavor in 2017, the BABA COLLECTIVE seeks to amass a window into the lives and process of SoFla based professionals in the arts.