The Carnegie Welcomes Sergio Aguillón-Mata as Deputy Director

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Sergio Aguillón-Mata

(COVINGTON, KY) Jan. 10, 2022 – The Carnegie is excited to announce the addition of Sergio Aguillon-Mata to its administrative team as its new Deputy Director. The Deputy Director is a co-leader of The Carnegie and responsible for several aspects of operations.

Specifically, the Deputy Director will work in conjunction with The Carnegie’s Executive Director as well as other department directors to implement the three-year strategic plan to grow the organization’s capacity. Additionally, Aguillón-Mata will work to help realize The Carnegie’s vision of being recognized as an artistic leader throughout Northern Kentucky, providing leadership, management and oversight to finance and rentals. He will also work with Best to co-manage fundraising activities while showcasing a clear vision, passion and commitment to organization’s mission and providing accessibility in the arts sector.

“Sergio is a talented, dedicated individual with a wealth of experience that will serve him and, in turn, The Carnegie, well in this role,” says The Carnegie’s Executive Director Kim Best. “We are excited to welcome him to our team and enjoy all of the wonderful contributions he is able to bring about on behalf of The Carnegie and our patrons.”

Born in Mexico City, Aguillón-Mata’s background is in Hispanic Philology and Literature. An author of three books of fiction published in Mexico, 2003 saw him receive the Punto de Partida award from the National Autonomous University of Mexico for his essay “Palingenesia.” He lived in Germany between 2008-2010 where he researched the work of Cuban poet Severo Sarduy through a grant via the German Service of Foreign Academic Exchange, also known as a DAAD. Coming stateside in 2010, he previously worked for the Workers Defense Project as a member of AmeriCorps in Austin. He would later move to Cincinnati in 2012, working for the local Feeding America affiliate, the Freestore Foodbank, prior to joining The Carnegie.

Joking that he is part of “the machinery behind the curtain” akin to The Wizard of Oz, Aguillón-Mata is excited to join “a fantastic team” to the benefit of The Carnegie.

“I want things to work seamlessly in the organization so people can perform at their best. I have my own artistic and intellectual curiosities as an audience member and am very much interested in contributing to new additions to the calendar when it comes to event planning,” he says. “We need to be a platform for local talent and we intend to help our artists amplifying their reach to other parts of the world.”

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About The Carnegie
The Carnegie is Northern Kentucky’s largest multidisciplinary arts venue providing theatre events, educational programs and art exhibitions to the Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati community. The Carnegie facility is home to The Carnegie Galleries, the Otto M. Budig Theatre, and the Eva G. Farris Education Center.  More information about The Carnegie is available at or by calling (859) 491-2030. 

The Carnegie receives ongoing operating support from Cincinnati International Wine Festival, The Greater Cincinnati Foundation, Kenton County Fiscal Courts, the Kentucky Arts Council and the City of Covington. The Carnegie is also supported by the generosity of more than 40,000 contributors to the ArtsWave Community Campaign.

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