iesa alumni Marine Pariente di CarmineThe partnerships IESA has developed with highly regarded institutions in the arts are very unique. Being able to interact and study within the Whitechapel Gallery, the Sir John Soane's Museum, and attend various symposium series at White Cube and other top galleries is greatly beneficial at a postgraduate level. It gave me an opportunity to extend my network, discuss topics I was interested in pursuing after graduating, and also gain a very current and accurate perspective on the state of the art world.

The Masters Program at IESA combines the qualities of University teaching methods while allowing the students to develop in-depth relationships with professors and art professionals. The fact that every student came into the program with their own interests and objectives was acknowledged, and while the main area of study was contemporary art, we were able to orientate our research - and experience as a whole - according to our own interests. This flexibility allowed me to develop my interest in curatorial studies and intern for a few months at the Dia Art Foundation in New York, which considerably influenced the rest of my career. I am now assistant to the director at Marian Goodman Gallery in New York.