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Building Bridges Art Exchange is now offering portfolio reviews of all media, including but not limited to visual arts, video, performances, and installation. Since 2022, BBAX has expanded our curatorial residency program to include artist portfolio, project reviews, and guidance sessions. These reviews, available online from May 1st to August 1st, 2023, will be held in both English and Spanish and are open to all artists from different countries. 


Participants will receive candid and profound feedback about their images, as well as professional advice and ideas about future projects they are working on. All participants should create a pdf file of their work in advance and be prepared to share their images (and screen) via zoom during review. All meetings will take place online via zoom.



120 minutes total meeting with a curator and art critic to go over portfolios and projects.




  1. Consultation and evaluation of work – finding strongest work

  2. Discussion of how to grow and taking your work to the next level

  3. How to propose your work

  4. How to show your work to buyers

  5. How to pair your work with your statements

  6. How to price your work

  7. Guidance for streamlining portfolios, organizing, curators’ preferences

  8. Objectives of what to show to galleries, buyers, and collectors

  9. Recommendations on how to achieve your personal ambitions


Registration is open and will close August 1st, 2022


Shana Nys Dambrot, Art Critic, Curator, and Author based in Downtown LA. She is the Arts Editor for the L.A. Weekly, and a contributor to Flaunt, Artillery, and other culture publications. She studied Art History at Vassar College, curates and juries exhibitions, writes prolifically for exhibition catalogs and monographic publications, and speaks at galleries, schools, and cultural institutions nationally. She is the recipient of the 2022 Mozaik Future Art Writers Prize, the 2022 Rabkin Prize for Art Criticism, and the LA Press Club National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Critic of the Year award for 2022.


Marisa Caichiolo, Curator from BBAX as well as independent curator. Caichiolo is a Latina artist and curator who studied art history and curatorial studies; she holds a PhD in art history and psychology. Her research focuses primarily on the impact on social and political changes in society. She focuses on cultural exchanges researching cultural production fluctuating between theory and practice.


Her curatorial projects have been shown internationally, including MUSA Museum of Arts of the University of Guadalajara (Mexico); Kirchner Cultural Center, Buenos Aires (Argentina); DOX Center for ContemporaryArts, Prague (Czech Republic); Frost Science Museum, Miami (USA); PVAC Palos Verdes Art Center, Palos Verdes (California); Building Bridges Art Foundation, Los Angeles (California); KATARA Cultural Center, Doha (Qatar); Sharjah Museum of Contemporary Art, Dubai (United Arab Emirates); Anaheim Muzeo Museum and Cultural Center, Anaheim (California); Telefónica Art Foundation, Santiago (Chile); among others.


She was part of the curatorial team for several international biennials, such as the Casablanca Biennale, Morocco; Sharjah Biennale, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates; Biennial of the Americas, Denver, Colorado; among others. She is also an active board member for BugattiFoundation, Italy; Now Art LA, Los Angeles; and the Advisory Board of the Diversity Apprenticeship Program (DAP) at The Broad, Los Angeles (California).

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$300 (2 hours total / 120-minute review with a curator and art critic)

Individual artist review with both a curator and art critic


*Once a review is requested, curators will evaluate your work according to your website and/or social media

and get back to you regarding schedule and payment.

Questions? Email

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