CBP is the only UK gallery exclusively focused on Latin American art.
The gallery’s vocation is simple: to identify, champion and celebrate exceptional contemporary and historical Latin American artists and bring them to European attention.
Over the last two decades, Cecilia has earnt a reputation as a prolific curator and critic of Latin American art and has published several academic monographs on the subject. By sensitively restoring an old printing workshop which backs onto Cecilia's family home, the gallery has developed into a unique and personal space that breaks the formality of the commercial gallery model.
Through a dedication to artistic vision, new scholarship and professional curatorship, CBP presents a schedule of ambitious exhibitions that encourage a continuous and engaging discourse around Latin American art. The gallery's specialist academic rigour and collaboration with international curators and institutions provides the ideal home for major historical and mid-career artists from Latin America.
Having been a curator, critic and author on Latin American Art for the last two decades, Cecilia's passion and authority on the subject is undeniable.
In 2001 she was Exhibition Coordinator at The Americas Society, New York, where she organised exhibitions including the first US show of Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla and ‘Pictures of You: Contemporary Art from Mexico’, with works by Yoshua Okon, Mario Garcia-Torres, amongst others. From 2004 she was Associate Curator of Latin American Art at the Blanton Museum of Austin, Texas, curating exhibitions including ‘Marking Time 1995 – 2005: Contemporary Art from Chile’ and was also responsible for all Latin American acquisitions for the museum's collection.
In 2005, she founded INCUBO a not-for-profit residency programme for international curators based in Santiago, Chile, working with the likes of Dan Cameron, Nicholas Bourriad, Yasmil Raymond, Tobias Ostrander and Victoria Noorthoorn amongst others. In 2009, Cecilia co-founded the AMA Fellowship, an annual grant enabling a Chilean artist to participate in Gasworks Residency Program, London. She was also an advisor to Pinta, London at this time. Other curated exhibitions include ‘Tectonic Shift: Contemporary Art from Chile from the Juan Yarur Collection’ at the Saatchi Gallery and Phillips du Pury, ‘Claudio Girola’ at the Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico and ‘Luis Camnitzer: 1968 Massacre of Puerto Montt’ at Galería Metropolitana, Santiago, Chile.
She has published articles in Artforum, where she was Latin American Correspondent, and her publications include the Catalog Raissonné on Claudio Girola, which she co-authored, and articles such as ‘Walking Around: Contemporary Chilean Art’ and ‘Notes from Chile: Utopia and Melancholy’ in ‘Brave New Worlds’, published by the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis.