Join Locust Projects and ArtCenter/ South Florida for a conversation with José Roca, Artistic Director, FLORA ars+natura in Bogota, and Curator, LARA Collection.
Roca is a Colombian curator based in Bogotá, currently working with FLORA ars+natura and LARA Collection in Singapore. From 2012-15, he was the Estrellita B. Brodsky Adjunct Curator of Latin American Art at Tate, London. For a decade, he managed the arts program at the Banco de la República in Bogotá. Roca was a co-curator of the 27th Bienal de São Paulo, Brazil (2006) and the Encuentro de Medellín MDE07 (2007), and was the artistic director of Philagrafika 2010, Philadelphia’s international Triennial celebrating print in contemporary art. He is the author of “Transpolitical: Art in Colombia 1992-2012” (with Sylvia Suárez), and “Waterweavers: A Chronicle of Rivers” (with Alejandro Martín), published by the Bard Graduate Center in New York in conjunction with the exhibition “Waterweavers: The River in Contemporary Colombian Visual and Material Culture” (2014).