CIFO, the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, is a non-profit organization, established in 2002 by Ella Fontanals Cisneros and her family to foster cultural exchange among the visual arts. CIFO is dedicated to the support of emerging and mid-career contemporary multidisciplinary artists from Latin America, who are challenging the established boundaries that define much of contemporary art today.
The foundation offers Grants and Commissions to contemporary artists from Latin America. Grants are awarded each year to up to six emerging artists and Commissions to up to three mid-career artists whose work is featured in a group exhibition at CIFO Art Space. In addition to supporting artistic production, CIFO manages the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection, a growing and world renowned collection of contemporary art.
The CIFO Art Space, the foundation's exhibition space hosts a programmed calendar of activities and exhibitions throughout the year.