Marissa Del Toro

Marissa Del Toro is a curator and art historian of contemporary and modern art of the Americas. Currently, she is Assistant Director of Programs and Exhibitions at NXTHVN in New Haven, CT. In both her professional and personal life, she continues to work towards the promotion and advocacy for diverse narratives within art. Del Toro is currently co-curating with Cecilia Fajardo-Hill and Gilbert Vicaro the upcoming traveling exhibition, Xican-a.o.x. Body set for Spring 2023; she has guest curated and written for several institutions, including  the Latinx Project at New York University, Lehmann Maupin in New York, NY, and the Mission Cultural Latino Center in San Francisco, CA. She was most recently a curatorial fellow at NXTHVN, where she co-curated two exhibitions and worked alongside the studio fellows in developing their professional practice. She was also the DAMLI Curatorial Fellow at Phoenix Art Museum from 2018-2020, where she was the project manager for the exhibition catalog and mid-career survey of Teresita Fernández: Elemental, co-organized with Pérez Art Museum, Miami. She previously held positions at Santa Barbara Museum of Art from 2017-2018; the Getty Research Institute as a Graduate Intern from 2016-2017; UTSA Art Gallery as the Curatorial Assistant Intern from 2014 to 2015. In July 2015, she participated in the Latino Museum Studies Program at the Smithsonian Latino Center. She graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio with her MA in Art History and is originally from Southern California, where she received her BA in Art History from the University of California, Riverside.