Curator for Dacra
Claire Breukel is the Curator for Dacra. As Curator, Breukel is responsible for managing Dacra’s diverse and expansive cultural programming in the Miami Design District. Her role includes selecting, developing and coordinating unique performances, exhibitions, events and activations in collaboration with emerging and established artists and institutions. Breukel also manages the Craig Robins Collection, a private contemporary art collection, arranging exhibitions showcasing the Collection throughout the year.
Prior to joining Dacra in 2020, Breukel worked as Executive Director and Curator for the Robert S. Wennett and Mario Cader-Frech Foundation, establishing the art program Y.ES Contemporary. In 2018, Breukel co-produced the (RED) Auction curated by Theaster Gates and Sir David Adjaye. In 2013, she co-produced the (RED) Design Auction at Sotheby’s New York curated by Jony Ive and Marc Newson. In 2012, Breukel helped establish and operate the public art program Unscripted for Bal Harbour Village bringing notable artists and creative speakers to Miami. Between 2010-2012 she worked as Art Advisor for the Miami Downtown Development Authority, and from 2008 to 2010, Breukel served as the curator for PUMA and worked on arts sponsorships and partnerships.
Breukel moved to Miami in 2003 to work with the Rubell Family Collection and served as the first Executive Director of Locust Projects. During the course of her career Breukel curated exhibitions in Cape Town, Vienna, Prague, New York, Miami and El Salvador. She has written for Harvard’s Revista, Whitewall, Arte Aldia, Eikon, ArtPulse, Women’s Review, and Hyperallergic.com among other titles.