Tahía Rivero is Curator of the Colección Mercantil de Caracas since 1999, where she has organized more than 25 itinerant shows and 12 exhibitions in the Espacio Mercantil. From 1994 to 1999 Rivero was president of the Fundación Museo Alejandro Otero, Caracas, where she presented exhibitions of contemporary Latin American art and created the Espacio Otero, a permanent showroom featuring the work of the master of Venezuelan modern art. She worked as a researcher and museographer in the Galería de Arte Nacional from 1981 to 1986 and taught the specialization of Museology at the Faculty of Architecture of the Universidad Central de Venezuela in 2011, as well as the Escuela de Artes Plásticas Cristóbal Rojas from 1983 to 1987. Rivero was also curator for Venezuela at the Venice Biennale in 1995. She has participated as a speaker on collecting at Pinta in Miami, Arco Madrid, ArteBA Buenos Aires, at the Planetarium, Bogota, and Americas Society in New York. As an independent curator she developed four exhibitions of contemporary Venezuelan art in the United States, Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Uruguay, Cuba, and Caracas between 1992 and 1994. She graduated from Three Dimensional Design from the European Institute of Design, in Rome, Italy in 1980. She is the author of numerous texts on contemporary artists for magazines, books and catalogs.
Photo by Juan Noguera.