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After receiving overwhelming inquiry from artists around the world, Building Bridges Art Exchange is now offering virtual portfolio reviews of all media, including but not limited to visual arts, video, performances, and installation. As part of this new program, we are expanding our curatorial residency to include artist portfolio, project Reviews, and guidance sessions. These reviews, available online from July 15th to November 15th, 2022, 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.



90 minutes face-to-face virtual meeting with each curator to go over portfolios and projects.



120 minutes for 4 artists with each curator.




  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 November 1st, 2022


Laura Ayala, Curator and Educator, part of our 2021 Curatorial Residency, from MUSA Museum, Guadalajara. Ayala has degree in Industrial Design from the University of Guadalajara (UdeG) and a Master Degree in Modern and Contemporary Art at the Casa Lamm Culture Center in Mexico City. She has worked in cultural promotion for more than thirty years in different positions and institutions. representative of the Guadalajara International Book Fair (FIL) for its first promotion in Washington, D.C.; Representative of the University of Guadalajara in Mexico City (1998-2000); Executive Director of the University of Guadalajara Foundation (2000-2002) and Coordinator of Exhibitions and education of the MUSA Museum of the Arts of the University of Guadalajara (2002-2019), where she coordinate more than 50 National and International exhibitions. Recently she has created the curatorial project for the exhibition Reconstrucción de la Memoria composed of paintings and site specific installations by Davis Birks for MUSA; Otto Dix, Hell and Glory? Critical Graphics 1920-1924, composed of prints by this German artist; Continental Abstraction. Latin America: between the rational and the sensitive, consisting of pieces from the Collection of the Museum of Art of the Americas (AMA) of the Organization of American States (OAS); Continental Abstraction. Highlights of the AMA Collection for the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University in Miami; Chronicle of an instant, a reinterpretation of the MUSA Collection and Metaphysical Orozco, video mapping project for LA Art Show (Los Angeles Art Fair, California). The Goya Disparates, an exhibition that combined the graphic work of Francisco de Goya and Lucientes with interactive educational activities.


In 2022 she published a Book under Artes de México seal, titled 525 grams. Jill Magid: The transforation of Luis Barragán. For the Centennial Celebrarion of th Mexican Muralism, she participate as a lecturer about José Clemente Orozco’s mural work. She collaborates with the Museum of the Arts of the University of Guadalajara in special projects and works as an independent researcher/curator.


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).




Package 1:

$350 (3 hours total / 90-minute review with each curator)

Individual artist review with both curators


Package 2:

$100 (30 minutes with each artist as part of the group in dialog with both curators and other artists in the group)

Group review with both curators


*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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