From East Los Angeles, the Central Valley, the San Gabriel Valley, the San Fernando Valley, Chicago, Detroit, and most recently, Cleveland.
Interests Architecture, design, art, curation, writing, reading, critiquing, building, painting, drawing, eating, and sleeping.
Activities Boxing, running, baking, and traveling.
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Tizziana Baldenebro is the executive director at SPACES in Cleveland. An arts administrator, curator, writer, and critic, her practice focuses on emerging artists and designers. She is an organizer and activist in the effort to produce equitable cultural centers. She currently sits on the board of FRONT International, is a member of the steering committee for the Boston Mills Activation Project of the Conservancy of Cuyahoga Valley National Park, and is a 2021 curator-in-residence at Red Bull Arts Detroit.
She served as the 2019-2020 Ford Curatorial Fellow at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD). Her resignation from MOCAD prompted the formation of MOCAD Resistance, an organization of nearly 80 former employees and over 300 community members working to restructure the museum. Previously, Tizziana held a curatorial research internship at the Art Institute of Chicago within the Architecture & Design department.
In 2018, she was awarded the inaugural Avery Review Essay Prize for her critical essay “Chicago Works? Curating Value and Representation in Chicago, Amanda Williams at the MCA”, which examined curating and urban architecture. In 2019 the Avery Review published, “The Trial of California’s Missions”, in which Tizziana traced historical erasure of Indigeneity in the preservation of California’s Mission system. She has also published articles in the New Art Examiner and the American Ceramic Circle Journal and has been invited to jury and critique works and exhibitions at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Morgan Conservatory, the Stamps School of Art at the University of Michigan, and the University of Akron, among others.
Tizziana received a Masters of Architecture from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology from the University of Chicago.