The Truth In This Art with Independent Curator Fabiola R. Delgado

The Truth In This Art with Independent Curator Fabiola R. Delgado

In this episode of "The Truth in This Art," host Rob Lee interviews Fabiola R. Delgado, a Venezuelan independent curator and former human rights lawyer. Delgado shares her journey, including her struggles as an immigrant seeking political asylum in the US and her transition from law to the art world. She discusses the importance of storytelling in her work, the role of art in activism, and her approach to curating exhibitions that amplify marginalized voices. Delgado also reflects on her recent exhibition "Between, Through, Across" the significance of diaspora in art, and the challenges of balancing diverse narratives in the arts. Additionally, she opens up about her love for music, her mug collection, and her fashion sense, emphasizing the need to make art spaces more inclusive and accessible.

Episode Highlights:

  • Fabiola's Background (00:00:54) Fabiola shares her journey from being a human rights lawyer in Venezuela to becoming an independent curator and creative producer in the arts.
  • Transition to Art and Activism (00:10:55) This highlight captures Fabiola's shift from law and activism to engaging with the arts, which is a significant pivot in her career and life story.
  • Current Work as a Curator (00:14:44) Fabiola discusses her current role and the importance of storytelling and amplifying marginalized voices, which is central to the theme of the podcast.
  • Seeking Justice Through the Arts (00:22:37) Exploring the concept of justice through art and history is a compelling topic that ties back to Fabiola's background in human rights.
  • Recent Exhibition (00:37:35) Details about a recent exhibition that gives insight into Fabiola's work and its impact on diaspora and cultural identity.
  • Curatorial Program and Mentorship (00:41:34) Fabiola discussed the curatorial program and mentorship that offers valuable information about professional development and collaboration in the arts.
  • Decision-Making in Curation (00:48:28) Fabiola gives an inside look into the curatorial process, including research and the selection of artworks for exhibitions.
  • Justice, Representation, and Value in Art (00:57:22) Rob and Fabiola talk about the importance of representation and the value of art in challenging dominant narratives and uplifting marginalized communities.

Key Takeaways:

1. Embrace your journey: Fabiola's shift from law to art underscores the power of personal transformation and following your passion.
2. Art as a voice for the voiceless: Delgado's curatorial work highlights how art can be a potent tool for activism and representation.
3. There's strength in diversity: Delgado's experiences reveal the importance of including diverse narratives to enrich the cultural conversation.
4. Inclusivity is key: Fabiola's dedication to making art spaces more accessible serves as a reminder to continually strive for inclusivity in all areas of life.

Website and Socials:
Instagram: fabiola.rdelgado
LinkedIn: Fabiola R. Delgado

If you were inspired by Fabiola R. Delgado's incredible journey from a human rights lawyer to a passionate art curator, and her dedication to amplifying marginalized voices through art, then we encourage you to dive deeper into her world. Visit her website to explore her latest projects and follow her on social media to stay updated on her impactful work. Your support means everything, so please take a moment to rate and review this episode of "The Truth in This Art," letting us know your thoughts and helping others discover our conversations. And if you want to contribute further, consider supporting us on Patreon. Your patronage helps us continue to bring these vital stories to light. Join us in celebrating the transformative power of art and storytelling by engaging with Fabiola's work and becoming a part of our creative community.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation.

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Original music by Daniel Alexis Music with additional music from Chipzard.

Episode illustration by Alley Kid Art.

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Hosted by Rob Lee, "The Truth In This Art" podcast dives into the heart of creativity and its influence on the community. This arts and culture podcast from Baltimore highlights artists discussing their ideas, sharing insights, and telling impactful stories. Through these artist interviews, listeners gain a deeper understanding of the creative economy and artistic life in Baltimore. 

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Creators and Guests

Rob Lee
Rob Lee
The Truth In This Art is an interview series featuring artists, entrepreneurs and tastemakers in & around Baltimore.
Fabiola R. Delgado
Fabiola R. Delgado
I'm an Independent Curator, Creative Producer, and long-time Museum professional. As a former Human Rights Lawyer, I've learned that justice can be found beyond legal frameworks. Today I pursue justice through art and cultural experiences, re-centering neglected perspectives and fostering intergenerational creative learning.