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Art and Culture Center/Hollywood Announces 2022 Florida Biennial Artists


The Art and Culture Center/Hollywood is pleased to announce that 24 artists have been selected to participate in the upcoming 2022 Florida Biennial. This 11th edition of the Center’s Biennial was juried by Ylva Rouse, Senior Curator at MOCA Jacksonville. Rouse reviewed over 1,000 submitted works from 349 artists from cities throughout Florida. From the large number of submissions, 24 artists, representing eight Florida counties were selected by Rouse.


The exhibition is organized by the Center’s Curator Meaghan Kent, and will be on view from October 15, 2022 through February 5, 2023. All participating artists will receive a NARM $150 Friend-Level membership, which provides free admission to more than 1,200 cultural institutions. 


One artist will be selected for a solo exhibition in Gallery 2 in 2023 and will receive a $1,000 honorarium. The selected artist will be announced at the opening of the exhibition on October 15, 2022.


The following artists have been selected for the Biennial:


  • Javier Barrera (Miami Beach)

  • Isabella Cardim Faro (Key Biscayne)

  • Christopher Clark (Jacksonville)

  • Elaine Defibaugh (Miami)

  • Dana Marie Donaty (Boynton Beach)

  • Christian Feneck (Fort Lauderdale)

  • Brendhan Garland (Gainesville)

  • Bonney Goldstein (Fort Lauderdale)

  • Sheila Goloborotko (Jacksonville)

  • Anna Joan Goraczko (North Miami Beach)

  • Jeanne Jaffe (Boynton Beach)

  • Sophia Lacroix (Hollywood)

  • Cynthia Mason (St. Petersburg)

  • Cheryl Maeder (Lake Worth)

  • Raymond Olivero (Mount Dora)

  • Kerry Phillips (Miami)

  • Vickie Pierre (Miami)

  • Evelyn Politzer (Miami)

  • Galal Ramadan (Fort Lauderdale)

  • Alette Simmons-Jimenez (Miami)

  • Aida Tejada (Miami)

  • Cornelius Tulloch (Miami)

  • Jackeuline Walters (Aventura)

  • Zaplaflora (Jesús F Torres) (Hialeah)


Ylva Rouse currently serves as Senior Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Jacksonville, Florida, overseeing the exhibitions and collection of the institution. She came to MOCA Jax from New Orleans, where she served as the Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs, and later Interim Director for Prospect New Orleans, the citywide international arts biennial founded by Dan Cameron in the wake of hurricane Katrina. Ylva maintains her ties with New Orleans serving as Chair of the Board for the Tulane artist residency A Studio in the Woods. In Jacksonville, she is also a member of the city’s Cultural Council’s Art in Public Places Committee, which helps develop public art commissions for Greater Jacksonville. Prior to her tenure with Prospect, Rouse worked as curator in Madrid, Spain, and served as Exhibitions Curator at the National Museum Reina Sofia for many years. With the firm belief in art as a force for change, Ylva Rouse’s passion throughout her career has been to work with artists, spread the understanding and enjoyment of the modern and contemporary arts among the general public, and bring awareness to the importance of nurturing the creative spirit, as individuals and as community.

About Ylva Rouse

Ylva Rouse

About Meaghan Kent

Meaghan Kent is the Curator of Exhibitions at the Art and Culture Center/Hollywood. She is the Founder of Site95, an organization that holds exhibitions in available spaces including Locust Projects, Abrons Arts Center, and public outdoor spaces in Miami and New York. Kent was a gallery director for the past 15 years where she managed the careers of internationally emerging and established artists and coordinated exhibitions locally and worldwide. She co-founded Páramo in Guadalajara, Mexico, and directed off-site projects at The Mistake Room in Los Angeles, Casa Pedregal in Mexico City, and El Museo de los Pintores Oaxaqueños in Oaxaca. Prior to Páramo, she worked at Casey Kaplan, Andrea Rosen Gallery, and I-20 in New York. Kent completed her MA in art history at George Washington University, Washington, DC, and her BA at the College of Santa Fe, New Mexico. She was a participant of Independent Curators International (ICI) Intensive in 2012 and the 2016 Liverpool Biennial Associate Artists Programme.  

Meaghan Kent

The Art and Culture Center/Hollywood is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization supported in part by its members, admissions, private entities, the City of Hollywood; the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council; the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture; the David and Francie Horvitz Family Foundation; and the Josephine S. Leiser Foundation. We welcome donations from all members of the community who wish to support our work.

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