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Yuneikys Villalonga graduated from Art History at the University of Havana, Cuba (2000) and went to serve as Curator at the Ludwig Foundation of Cuba, for the next four years. During this time, she was also teaching Contemporary Caribbean Art at the Instituto Superior de Arte (ISA) in Havana.

In 2004, she won the National Curatorship Award from the National Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba (UNEAC) with the exhibition, Së Bashku-Juntos-Tillsammans presented at the 2nd Tirana Biennial of Contemporary Art (Tirana, Albania, 2003) and at the Uppsala Museum (Uppsala, Sweden, 2004.)

As Visual Art Projects Manager at the British Council of Cuba (2004 – 2010) she organized several international exhibitions in Cuba and the UK. Her goal was inserting Latin American, Caribbean and Cuban art into a broader, international scene. She is one of the founders of the residency program, Havana Cultura (2010).

In 2011, she joined Lehman College Art Gallery in New York, where she worked as Curator for five years and was also involved in their broad arts education program for students of all ages. In 2016, she relocated to Miami, Florida where she worked as Associate Director of Exhibitions and Education at the Bakehouse Art Complex in Miami, for the following year.

Villalonga is currently the Chief Curator at the Coral Gables Museum in Miami, Florida. She also writes for several national and international art magazines.