Lissette Garcia is a Miami based Art Advisor, Independent Curator, Arts Professional and Cultural Producer. Lissette is the Director of Special Projects at The Harpo Foundation, established in 2006 to support artists who are under recognized by the field. Previously, Lissette was Regional Director at Artist Pension Trust (2008-2012), the first investment program tailored to the needs of emerging and mid-career artists and provide them with a long-term financial planning opportunity. As Regional Director, Lissette worked 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 fostering 500+ client relationships based in the Americas, encouraging further investor engagement.
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. Lissette is a member of ArtTable and the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures.
Lissette is bilingual in English and Spanish with conversational knowledge of French and Italian.
Image courtesy of artist Matthew McGuinness