Donnamarie Baptiste is a Producer, Arts Administrator and Organizer of Arts and Culture projects and events. Her expertise includes exhibition production, marketing, project management, community engagement, sponsorship/development and programming. Partnering with artists, organizations, galleries and brands, she utilizes her deep network and 17 years of experience of working in diverse communities in the areas of cultural & creative production, arts administration and social issues. Baptiste has served as a producer, curator, contributing writer and moderator of numerous successful exhibitions and events.
Born in Trinidad & Tobago to musician parents, Baptiste fell in love with art while working and studying in the Caribbean. She moved to Miami and started her career at Gen Art, then an art & lifestyle non-profit, while working as an independent curator and producer
of art events. Her previous roles include Production Manager for Photo Miami, the first art fair to open in Wynwood, Event & Production Manager for Art Basel where she managed and produced VIP and public events, live performances and sponsored programming, Director of Special Projects for The Armory Show, where she managed artist projects, programming and sponsor relations, and Director of Marketing and Communications for Creative Time, where she worked on the Venice Biennale Summit, the CT Summit in Brooklyn, Duke Riley’s Fly By Night and Pedro Lasch's ART of the MOOC: Activism and Social Movements online course, named one of Artsy's 10 Best Art History Classes Online. As a consultant, she has worked with Magic Leap, Cartier, LVMH, Bacardi, Performa, Lexus and Absolut among others.
Baptiste has worked with national and international artists Theaster Gates, Xu Zhen, Robert Longo, Angel Otero, Ryan McNamara, Peaches, Jason Moran, Alicia Moran, Ebony Bones, Derek Fordjour, The Roots, Pat Steir, Alex Israel, Iona Rozeal Brown, Pae White, Sanford Biggers and Moon Medicine and many others. An experienced moderator, she has hosted talks for organizations including UNTITLED Art Fair, the American Folk-Art Museum, Facebook, Oolite Arts, Neue House and MOCA North Miami with exceptional creatives like Wangechi Mutu, Franklin Sirmans, members of AFRICOBRA, Toyin Odutola, Fab 5 Freddy, Swizz Beatz, Rashaad Newsome, LaToya Ruby Frazier, photojournalist Carl Juste and Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Leonard Pitts, Jr.
For the past few years she has been working with visionary clients providing arts & culture management/consulting while supporting the Miami art community as a board member of Oolite Arts.