Tanya Capriles Brillembourg was born to a well known family in Caracas, Venezuela. Tanya established the Friends of Children with Cancer Foundation in the 1980’s and would go on to found the SaludArte Foundation in 2003 with their headquarters located in Miami, Florida. The foundation goal is to increase participation in the visual and performing arts.
Tanya is an art collector  and owns the Brillembourg Capriles Collection,   composed of important Central American and Latin artists. The collection is currently on display at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. This collection includes prominent works from masters like Fernando Botero, Joaquín Torres-García, Diego Rivera, Wifredo Lam, Emilio Pettoruti, Roberto Matta, Armando Morales, Antonio Seguí, and many more. Tanya has also been a supporter of a number of cultural programs, art activities, and festivals.
Tanya was the feaured subject of a book titled Intersecting Modernities: Latin American Art from the Brillembourg Capriles Collection  which offers illustrations accompanied by essays that offer a context for the rarely exhibited works.
Tanya Capriles Brillembourg is the daughter of Miguel Ángel Capriles Ayala the head of Venezuela's Cadena Capriles media group and mother of David Brillembourg co-foundeder of CycleLogic Inc., the Emida Corporation, Bricapital LLC, and serves as a Director of the Babson College Latin American Institute.
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