Ylinka Barotto is Associate Curator at the Moody Center for the Arts and is responsible for developing, organizing and executing visual art exhibitions that support the Moody’s mission of fostering interdisciplinary conversation. Barotto is also involved in the expansion of Rice Public Art through commissions of site-specific work and is responsible for conceptualizing and coordinating the Platform and Off the Wall series. Before joining the Moody, Barotto served as Assistant Curator at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum where she worked on major modern and postwar retrospectives and contemporary exhibitions. She contributed to shape the Guggenheim’s permanent collection through acquisitions of emerging artists through the Young Collectors Council. In addition, for the Guggenheim Public Program she has hosted and moderated conversations between contemporary artists, activists, and journalists on topic such as feminism, activism, identity, and representation. Barotto received an MA in curatorial studies at Accademia delle Belle Arti di Brera in Milan, Italy.