Holly Blocks appointment in July 2006 to the directorship of The Bronx Museum of the Arts marks her return to the institution where she served as curator from 1985-88 before gaining an international reputation as a director, curator, and arts administrator. Before joining the museum staff, Block served as Executive Director of Art in General, and also served as a co-commissioner for the Department of State for the 2003 Cairo Biennial with the selection of the artist Paul Pfeiffer. Block wrote Art Cuba: The New Generation, a comprehensive survey on contemporary art from Cuba, and organized todo clandestino, todo popular, the first solo exhibition of Alberto Casado. In 2013, Block was appointed co-commissioner of the United States Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale and presented the work of artist Sarah Sze. She has been a dynamic force in the contemporary art world, having traveled widely and worked closely with artists. She is a firm believer in the arts and its impact on todays society.