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 served as the 2019-2020 Ford Curatorial Fellow at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD). At MOCAD, Tizziana worked on a broad spectrum of curatorial projects including Richard Prince: Portraits, Conrad Egyir: Terra Nullius, and New Red Order: Crimes Against Reality. 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. She supported research for In a Cloud, In a Wall, In a Chair: Six Modernists in Mexico at Midcentury, curated by Zoë Ryan.
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.
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.