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About the Foundation
The Board of Directors

Brad Bucher

Luis Benshimol

Luis T. Campos

Gabriel Cruz Mendoza


Secretary of the Board

David Ayers 

Jorge Cruz Delgado †
Founder of the Cruz-Diez Foundation and son of Carlos Cruz-Diez

When we created the Cruz-Diez Foundation in 2005, I was honored to be its first President and thus carried out the first tasks of organizing and developing its activities. A select team has enabled it to carry out its work of preservation and promotion of the artistic heritage of Cruz-Diez.


After those initial tasks, we reached the most important achievement of the Foundation: organizing with the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH) the major retrospective of the work of Cruz-Diez. Now, under the chairmanship of my sister Adriana, the Foundation has moved on to other activities, especially of an educational and publishing nature, without neglecting the exhibitions that are constantly held to reach new audiences and generations.

I am sure that the Cruz-Diez Foundation, with Adriana in the lead, has all the resources necessary to keep on reaching further success and achievements.

Adriana Cruz Delgado
President of the Cruz-Diez Foundation and daughter of Carlos Cruz-Diez

Commitment and passion have always been the driving force behind the actions of the Directors and the teams that have carried the baton of the Cruz-Diez Foundation over the years. It is those same sentiments that inspire me today in my role.


My father’s work and the dialog that has grown up around the Foundation’s missions has never ceased to interest me and feed my curiosity. It is therefore with a great deal of enthusiasm that I approach the coming years.

My thanks go to my father for having been, and remaining, a source of inspiration for all of us; to the Cruz-Diez family for its unfailing investment in this adventure; to all the members of the Board and Advisors for their confidence and advice, for having backed us from the beginning, and for continuing to do so in the present and in the future.

The Team

The Cruz-Diez Foundation team is a young, fun, and vibrant group of art enthusiasts committed to preserving the legacy of Carlos Cruz-Diez.

Adriana - President

Favorite Carlos Cruz-Diez quote: 

I don't trust people who don't laugh.

Alejandro - Editorial Coordinator

Favorite Carlos Cruz-Diez quote: 

Do not complicate, simplify.

Alicia - Learning Lab Coordinator

Favorite Carlos Cruz-Diez quote: 

Art is not selfish, art is to share.

Inès - Project Manager

Favorite Carlos Cruz-Diez quote: 

Art is a universal language which needs no passport.

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Mariana - Office Manager

Favorite Carlos Cruz-Diez quote: 

Color becomes not merely a visual object to see but a space to be experienced.


Raphaëlle - Collection & Exhibitions Manager

Favorite Carlos Cruz-Diez quote: 

Art and life cannot be separated because they are one and the same thing.

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Shantal - Communications Coordinator

Favorite Carlos Cruz-Diez quote: 

Art is the most effective communication mechanism ever invented.

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