José Roca is a Colombian curator working from Bogotá. He is currently the ArtisticDirector of FLORA ars+natura, an independent space for contemporary art in Bogotá,and Director of the LARA (Latin American Roaming Art) Collection. From 2012 to 2015 hewas the Estrellita B. Brodsky Adjunct Curator of Latin American Art at Tate, London,. Hemanaged for a decade the arts program at the Banco de la República in Bogotá. Rocawas a co-curator of the I Poly/graphic Triennial in San Juan, Puerto Rico (2004), the 27thBienal de São Paulo, Brazil (2006) and the Encuentro de Medellín MDE07 (2007), andwas the Artistic Director of Philagrafika 2010, Philadelphia’s international Triennialcelebrating print in contemporary art. He served on the awards jury for the 52nd VeniceBiennial (2007), and was the chief curator of the 8 Bienal do Mercosul in Porto Alegre,Brazil (2011). He is the author of Transpolitical: art in Colombia 1992-2012 (with SylviaSuárez), and Waterweavers: A Chronicle of Rivers (with Alejandro Martín), published bythe Bard Graduate Center in New York in conjunction with the exhibition Waterweavers:The River in Contemporary Colombian Visual and Material Culture (2014). Lives in Bogotá.
Photo by Alejandra Quintero.