Curator, Craig Robins Collection & Director of Cultural Programming
Karen Grimson joined Dacra in 2022 as Curator of the Craig Robins Collection and Director of Cultural Programming. In this role, she oversees the development and execution of a wide range of cultural activations in both the Miami Design District and beyond.
Grimson is an art historian specializing in Latin American abstraction. Between 2011 and 2020, she worked at The Museum of Modern Art, New York (MoMA) developing acquisitions and exhibitions of art from Latin America, such as “Joaquín Torres-García: The Arcadian Modern”, “Tarsila do Amaral: Inventing Modern Art in Brazil” and “Sur moderno: Journeys of Abstraction—The Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Gift”, among others. She taught courses on Brazilian Modernism and contributed articles to several of MoMA’s publications and online platforms. Her writing has also been published in Artforum, Artishock, Terremoto, academic journals, and exhibition catalogues. Grimson curated the exhibitions “Al revés de la intemperie” at Galería Polícroma, and “Archipiélago Medellín” at Sala Suramericana, in Medellin; and “Pablo Gómez Uribe: All That is Solid” at Proxyco Gallery, in New York.
Grimson holds degrees in Art History from the Universidad de Buenos Aires and the Courtauld Institute of Art in London.