Season 1 Kick-Off party, November 1st 2017.  Left to right: Fernanda Frangetto (Artist), Grazi Gadia (Artist), Flávia M. Pecego (Project Co-Founder), Maria Fulfaro (Project Co-Founder).

Season 1 Kick-Off party, November 1st 2017.
Left to right: Fernanda Frangetto (Artist), Grazi Gadia (Artist), Flávia M. Pecego (Project Co-Founder), Maria Fulfaro (Project Co-Founder).

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world.

Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”

—Margaret Mead


About Us:

Maria Fulfaro | Director of Marketing and Strategic Alliances + Co-Founder 

Maria Fulfaro works as a Sales and Marketing Manager at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, one of the top 10 theaters in the world in ticket sales. She also manages marketing services at the Parker Playhouse and Aventura Arts & Cultural Center. Maria is on the board of advisors for several organizations including as a director of the Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce of Florida (BACCF), Member of Miami City Ballet committee and the International Brazilian Press Awards Committee.

"Anywhere, I will always have the Nation in my memory". In 2018, Maria was awarded by The Order of Rio Branco from The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Consulate of Brazil in Miami, which has the objective to distinguish meritorious service and civic virtues.


Flávia Macuco Pecego | Executive-Director and C0-founder

Flavia Macuco Pecego is the co-founder of The55project and Founder of Carré Art, an online platform that promotes and supports emerging Brazilian artists in the United States. She started her career working at a marketing agency, mainly involved with art projects sponsored by “Lei Rouanet." This law seeks support for large cultural projects in Brazil.

She has a Bachelor's Degree in Law and attended Sotheby’s Art Business and Art History Programs, in New York. Also, she is part of Committee of Programs for Brazilian Chamber of Commerce of Florida and the IWC - International Woman Committee of PAMM (Perez Art Museum Miami).

Lisbet Barrientos | Assistant Director

Lisbet is a Florida International University graduate where she double majored in English and Art History. She will be a Graduate Teaching Assistant at the University of Denver this Fall and she is currently pursuing her graduate degree in Art History with a Museum Studies concentration at the University of Denver in Colorado. She hopes to one day pursue her Ph.D and publish works which will renew our views on Feminist and LatinX visual cultures.