Claire Breukel is the curator of Unscripted, Bal Harbour public art projects. Unscripted, Bal Harbour commissions a series of ambitious and site responsive contemporary art pieces throughout the public areas of Bal Harbour Village. Breukel shares her behind the scenes insights of the selection, artist installation and programming as each project progresses.
Born in South Africa, Claire Breukel began her career curating the 2002 Cape Town Month of Photography biennale and the Vision Photography Festival before being introduced to Miami by the Rubell Family Collection. In Miami, Breukel was Executive Director of Locust Projects, a renowned alternative non-profit, and participated in a number of art-related boards including as Vice Chair of Miami Beach Art in Public Places. Following this she became nomadic in her role as Coordinator of PUMAVision and Curator of PUMA. Creative, developing the arts specifically within Africa and the Caribbean region. As an independent curator and writer, Breukel is interested in contemporary art that falls outside of conventional modes of exhibition. She has curated exhibitions in South Africa, New York, Miami, Vienna, and El Salvador and writes for ArtPulse, Arte Aldia, Eikon and weekly for online blog Hyperallergic. She is currently establishing Dirty Pink 305, a project exploring the voice of artistic practice in Miami and works as a creative advisor for Downtown Miami as well as “Unscripted” a Bal Harbour public Art commission. Breukel lives and works between New York and Miami.