Valia Garzon Diaz

Valia Garzon Diaz

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Valia Garzon Diaz
ISA member since Jun 07, 2017

(786) 468-3873 (Office)

1440 G St NW
Washington, DC 20005 , United States map

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About

Born in Cuba in 1968, she obtained a BA in Art History at the University of Havana. From 1992 to 1997, she worked as a Specialist of Latin American Visual Arts at Casa de las Américas, where she organized a series of shows that incorporated contemporary Latin American artists and masters; she also collaborated with several publications covering visual arts in Cuba and overseas.

From 1997 to 2003, she served as the curator of the Guatemalan Photograph Archive, at CIRMA (Center for Regional Mesoamerican Research), in the city of Antigua Guatemala.  During this period, this photograph collection grew consistently from 15,000 to more than 500,000 pieces, becoming the most important repository of images of the Central American region.

Since 2006, she has provided specialized art services to art collectors from Central and Latin America, being recognized for her valuable contributions to produce collections focused in preserving regional heritages and exploring alternative ways of interaction among artists and international trends.

As a professional appraiser, specialized in Latin American and international contemporary art, she performed appraisals for over 100 million dollars for collections in Latin America and the United States.

In 2017, with 20 years of experience in the art market, she founded Valia Garzón Art Services, a firm that coordinates the work of different internationally recognized experts in Latin American art with the goal of offering a variety of first class services to public, private and corporate collectors.

Her publications include countless articles for specialized journals, and the following books:

Memoria. Cuban Art of the 20th Century // Artes Visuales Cubanas del Siglo XX, California International Arts Foundation, Los Angeles, CA, 2001, 580 pages and a CD; considered as one of the most complete source references of Cuban fine arts. Published in English and Spanish, it includes information about 576 artists and over a 100 exhibitions of XX century Cuban art, as well as a comprehensive bibliography.

Las hondas guatemaltecas // The Guatemalan slingshot, Fundación de La Ruta Maya, Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala, 2007, 283 pages; an exhaustive research work about this Guatemalan popular art expression that stands out for its beauty and wit. More than 400 images and a number of reviews that highlight this kind of artistic expression.

Julio Zadik. Un fotógrafo moderno en Guatemala, Zadik Editores, Ciudad de Guatemala, 2009, 240 pages; the first released material about the photographer Julio Zadik who is considered as the pioneer of modern Guatemalan and Central American photography.



Specialties

  • Art - 20th Century
  • Art - Latin American
  • Photography & Photographs
  • Prints - Modern & Contemporary

Services

  • Appraisal Review
  • Consultant
  • Damage Claims
  • Insurance Claims
  • Non-Cash Charitable Donations

Performs Appraisals Of

  • Art - 20th Century
  • Art - Latin American
  • Drawings - 20th Century
  • Paintings - Latin American
  • Sculpture
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