Visiting Curator Programme: José Roca

Te Uru is delighted to host visiting curator José Roca in Tāmaki Makaurau. Roca is a Colombian curator, recently Artistic Director of rīvus, the 23rd Biennale of Sydney (2022). Join us at AUT for a special presentation from Roca which unpacks his curatorial research and exhibitions with a focus on nature, sustainability and the politics of curating. 

Thursday 9 November, 1pm
Auckland University of Technology
WG 126 lecture theatre 
Accessible from Mayoral Drive or Wellesley Street
This free event is open to all

From 2012 to 2022 Roca managed FLORA ars+natura, an independent space for contemporary art in Bogotá. He was also the Estrellita B. Brodsky Adjunct Curator of Latin American Art at Tate, London (2012-15), and curator of the LARA collection, Singapore (2012-20). Roca is the author of Transpolitical: art in Colombia 1992-2012 (with Sylvia Suárez); Waterweavers: A Chronicle of Rivers (with Alejandro Martín), published by the Bard Graduate Center inNew York in conjunction with the exhibition Waterweavers: The River in Contemporary Colombian Visual and Material Culture (2014); Time For Change: Art and Social Unrest in the Jorge M. Pérez Collection (with NAME editions); and rīvus: A Glossary of Water (with Juan Francisco Salazar), published as a companion to the 23rd Biennale of Sydney.

With thanks to Te Whare Hēra for supporting Roca’s travel to Aotearoa (@tewharehera) the School of Future Environments AUT (@aut_sofe)

Map of the WG 126 lecture theatre
Auckland University of Technology Campus
Building is accessible from Mayoral Drive or Wellesley Street

09 November, 1-2pm