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Founder of the Building Bridges International Art Foundation, an international non-profit organization based in Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, conceived to be a platform for critical thinking and research; local and international programs in Los Angeles; art residences.

He has been part of the curatorial team of several international biennials, such as the Casablanca Biennial, Morocco, the Sharjah Biennial, United Arab Emirates; Biennial of the Americas, Denver, Colorado; among others. He is also an active member of the board of the Bugatti Foundation, Italy; Now Art LA, Los Angeles; and the DAP Program Advisory Board at The Broad, Los Angeles.

We asked Marisa Caichiolo a few questions to get to know her better:

Your first contact with art?

From an early age I was linked to the arts through my family, my aunt painted and had a studio where I usually played with brushes… papers and canvases… from a very young age, she was my first art teacher…. When I was 13/15 I created a studio in my parents' garage to play ... and teach painting lessons to all the kids ... in my neighborhood (5-6 years old) I had a lot of fun !!!!

What training did you have?

I am an artist and curator, I have studied art history and curatorial studies, I have a doctorate in art history and psychology. I moved to the United States to work as an artist for Nickelodeon and Paramount Pictures on films like “ Rugrats go Wild ” and “ The Wild Thornberrys Movie “. The world of animation was my first introduction to the city of Los Angeles.