Fire Haus Projects ~ Board of Directors
Alina Diaz President
Kirk Whipple Treasurer
Kirsy Batista Secretary
Lilia Fontana Executive Director
Dr. Fontana has designed and curated exhibitions from museum artifact collections as well as archiving valuable photo collections. Working with volunteer staff to prepare spaces, scheduling activities, marketing and advertising the various functions, she enhances the artist’s capability to reach a broader audience. She is an art critic and contributing writer for many publications since 1990 in the US and Latin America, publishing numerous reviews and articles for Arte al Dia Magazine and Newspaper as well as for Artes en Santo Domingo and Art Papers.
She has written about artists such as Elba Damast, Soledad Arias, Lucia Pizzani, Ruth Vollmer and Gego. Articles she has written include About Collections and Collectors: Interview with Dr. Arturo Mosquera; Edouard Duval Carrie, Diaspora: The Trajectory of a Haitian Artist; (cover article) and Interview with Ruben Torres Llorca (cover article). Galleries she has worked with include Hardcore Contemporary Art Space, Alejandra Von Hartz Gallery, Signature Art Gallery, Miami Art Central, and Bernice Steinbaum Gallery.