Lissette Garcia is a Miami based Art Advisor, Independent Curator, Arts Professional and Cultural Producer. Lissette was Regional Director at Artist Pension Trust (2008-2012) working closely with APT New York, APT Los Angeles and APT Mexico City trusts. She was instrumental in seeking out talented emerging and mid-career artists in United States and Latin America. She was responsible for managing the investments of over 250 artists internationally.
As a Cultural Producer, Lissette coordinated the Bang! Music Festivals in 2005 & 2006. The day event was held over 12 hours with 5 stages and over 75 performing acts, including Daft Punk, Modest Mouse and Duran Duran. Overseeing the logisitcs, A&R and a hospitality staff of 12, Lissette was instrumental in running a seamless and professional event.
Lissette brings over 10 years of museum, gallery and art advisory experience to private and corporate collectors of contemporary art. She has a strong professional background in artist and client management, program management, department administration, grant management and event management. She recieved her B.A. in Art History from Florida International University. She was a panelist for the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs Community Arts Grants 2007-2014 and a member of ArtTable since 2009.
Lissette is bilingual in English and Spanish with conversational knowledge of French and Italian.
Image courtesy of artist Matthew McGuinness