Donnamarie Baptiste is an arts administrator and producer of art, culture and social impact. Her work includes art fair operations, community engagement, exhibition and event production, marketing, project management, sponsorship relations and programming. Working with companies, artists, non-profit organizations, tech companies and brands, she utilizes her deep network and years of experience working in diverse communities. Baptiste has served as a producer, curator, contributing writer and moderator of numerous successful exhibitions and events.
Her previous roles include Event & Production Manager at Photo Miami, Event Production Manager at Art Basel and Director of Programming & Special Projects at the Armory Show. As the Director of Marketing and Communications for Creative Time, she worked on public art projects and Creative Time Summits in Venice, Italy and New York City including where artists, journalists and activists including Nikole Hannah-Jones, Tania Bruguera, Miriam Ghani, Simone Leigh, Hans Haacke, Boots Riley, Teju Cole and Amy Goodman presented.
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 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.
As a consultant, Baptiste has been working with visionary clients providing arts & culture management, curatorial work, community engagement and impact work. She is an active board member of Oolite Arts.