Luis Benshimol ha visto esta entrada - Sofía Ímber, art in contemporary times


Acclaimed Venezuelan journalist, Sofía Ímber is the only female recipient of the Premio Nacional de Periodismo de Venezuela and the Premio Nacional de Artes Plásticas, founder and director for 30 years of the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Caracas (Contemporary Art Museum of Caracas, MACC).

Sofía Ímber had an impact on arts and research in Venezuela because of her admirable work. Labour that made her creditor of the Orden del Libertador and the Picasso Medal, a recognition given by the UNESCO, which made her the first Latin-American woman ever to receive such an important reconnaissance.

Besides all the international appointments that Ímber received, her passion and willingness to keep culture and art alive made her the host and chairwoman of very successful and remembered shows on television and radio, “Buenos días”, “Solo con Sofía” and “La Venezuela possible” made her an admirable talk show anchor.

Luis Benshimol - Sofia-Imber

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The Board of Directors of the Universidad Católica Andrés Bello named one of its research rooms “Sala de Investigación Sofía Ímber y Carlos Rangel”, as well as naming one of its journalism syllabus after her.

On April, 2016, the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) awarded Ímber with a special recognition for her professional career, including her contribution to arts and culture. On February 2017, the Universidad Simón Bolivar awarded her with an honorary degree, Doctorate Honoris Causa for her input to culture, recognition give post-mortem.

Undoubtedly, Sofía Ímber will always be remembered as the woman that made a positive change on art and culture in Venezuela, South America and the rest of the world.

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