Jacqueline Miro was born in San Salvador, El Salvador. After attending Middlesex Boarding School she studied architecture at Tulane University in New Orleans, La., where she obtained a Masters in architecture. She moved back to El Salvador and worked for the ministry of public works.
In 1995, Miro moved to Paris where she got her Masters in urban policies at the Ecole Nationale des Ponds et Chaussees and joined Association Peripheriques. As part of her dissertation she curated the show “ 36 modeles pour une maison” and designed the exhibition space for the show in 2000 of said exhibit at the Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris. A book of the same title accompanied the exhibit and can still be found at amazon.com.
Upon returning to New York, she completed the Whitney Independent Studies Program and opened her design and architecture firm. Amongst her clients are a variety of restaurants, galleries and residences. Miro oversees designs for the physical environments and exhibition design. She also art directs websites and all identity and publicity for the shows she curates and produces. She continues to host the popular lecture series "Engaging the City" which focuses on urban issues around the world. Guests speakers have included Antony Vidler, Manuel de Landa, Vito Acconci, and many others.
As a natural outgrowth of her design and urban background she has joined forces with various collaborators over the last few years to create strong identities and sustained focus for art galleries and magazines. She also edits books and catalogues to record these various events. Her work has been featured in most major international design and art magazines and her curatorial work has received international acclaim. Summer 2010's show Swell got rave revues in various media including the New York Times art section. For more information on Swell please visit: www.swellshow.com.
Her recently completed project for Foundation 2021 Venice in Venice has been praised as one of the most brilliant events at the Venice Biennale for 2011 and was attented by more than 300 visitors a day in its 2 month duration. This project included the renovation of a 17th century Palazzo—four days of curated events (including a press conference—symposiums—a diner event attended by 900 people and a Nino Rotta concert with a 30 piece orchestra and guest appearance by Courtney Love—a skateboarding event in Campo San Polo ) as well as a seminal exhibit of Venice California art from the 1950’s to in situ installations commission especially for the Palazzo. For more information on Venice in Venice please visit: www.vinv.com.
Jacqueline is currently Editor of Man of the World Magazine, as well as its Art and Design Curator, and has created her own magazine RIPP MAG to join forces with artists, writers and photographers in order to redefine her own experience of living in New York City