Larry’s List in conversations with Tanya Capriles Brillembourg about her attraction to concrete art and why she doesn’t believe in creating her own private art museum
Born in a large family of philanthropists and daughter of major publishing magnate Don Miguel Angel Capriles, Venezuelan Tanya Capriles Brillembourg did not rest on her laurels growing up. She is a born-supporter of social causes, devoting her time to charities and children. Yet she is also a true advocate for Latin American art as well as other artistic forms. In 2005, the philanthropist founded and is Chair of the SaludArte foundation: a non-profit organisation aiming to promote the development of educational and social integration programmes through the visual and performing arts, while also offering a platform to showcase the works of emerging artists. What is more, Capriles expanded her good doing to Miami, owning five cultural centres in Wynwood Art district. These art spaces present contemporary art exhibitions and shows, related to SaludArte foundation where all arts are integrated, while also showcasing renowned and emerging artists. She has served since 2010 as a Member of the board of trustees of the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston. Her art collection has no bounds and distinguishes itself by an excellent selection of iconic Latin and Central American artists including Diego Rivera, Fernando Botero, Roberto Matta and Wilfredo Lam to name but a few.