Notable BIPOC Executives: Jacobo Lovo

Class of 2023

  • Category: Notable BIPOC Executives
  • Number of years working in your current industry: 22
  • Undergrad degree/university: BFA, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design (MIAD)

As the managing artistic director of Milwaukee-based Latino Arts Inc., Jacobo Lovo is responsible for curating visual art exhibits, planning authentic cultural arts educational programming and collaborating with Hispanic artists from around the world. 

Latino Arts’ gallery, exhibits and concerts attract audience members from around Wisconsin and Illinois, including more than 10,000 visitors in 2022.

Lovo collaborates with artists at various stages of their career. Two years ago, prior to his local fame with murals such as the Giannis Antetokounmpo mural in downtown Milwaukee, Lovo recognized the talent of Mauricio Ramirez and invited him to curate a solo exhibit at the Latino Arts gallery. 

“Jacobo is a treasure to the community, utilizing his artistic talents and relationships to help bring the mission of Latino Arts alive and authentically share the beauty of Hispanic culture in accessible and unique ways,” said Laura Gutierrez, treasurer of the Latino Arts board of directors.

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