Join us at The Kampong on September 20, 2018 for our monthly lecture series with guest speaker Ombretta Agró Andruff, from ARTsail.
ARTSail originated in 2015 thanks to a Knight Arts Challenge grant to the ArtCenter/South Florida. A nomadic residency, ARTSail facilitates interdisciplinary practice to cultural producers in the creation of innovative content addressing the climate change crisis specific to South Florida. Juried residents advance projects on sea level rise, coral bleaching/restoration, and increasing salinity in the Everglades in the creation of new work. Three cultural producers have completed month-long residencies and new proposals with emphasis on activism and communication are in development. It is the only program in South Florida premised on access to ocean-going vessels and scientific practitioners for creative and climate change inquiry. This interdisciplinary engagement facilitates advocacy for public policy by leveraging the masterful capacity of artists to communicate.
For more information: www.artsail.info
Speaker Biography: Ombretta Agró Andruff
An Italian-born, Miami-based freelance curator and environmental activist, Ombretta brings more than twenty years of curatorial expertise with an international practice across non-profit institutions, commercial galleries, and art advisory pursuits with private clients. Since her move to the US in 1998 she has curated solo and group shows in Europe, the US and Asia collaborating with museums, art festivals, commercial galleries and art fairs, as well as the 2006 Winter Olympic Games. She also contributes to various art publications and has written essays for several books and catalogues. Ombretta employs 360-degree competence in all aspects of the contemporary art world and has served across numerous boards including IKT, the International Association of Contemporary Art Curators, and the Art in Public Places Committee for the City of Miami Beach. An avid swimmer, diver and kiteboarder, since moving to Miami in 2013, Ombretta's passion for the Florida waterways inspired ARTSail.
The event will begin at 6:30 pm with wine and light bites. The lecture will begin promptly at 7:00 pm.
Admission is always complimentary for members and $10 donations are suggested for guests. This is also a great opportunity to become a Kampong member, if you are not already, and become part of the NTBG family.
You may join or renew your membership online or by calling 305-442-7169 ext. 100
Space is limited. Please RSVP at 305-442-7169, Holly ext. 100 or Arlene ext. 103.