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Columna de Arena

Art from Colombia, Latin America and elsewhere. Column by José Roca, including some other authors. Published 1998 - 2005.
Jun 2005

Publication by José Roca. Articles, exhibition reviews and other texts on current art in Colombia, Latin America and the international art scene. Includes contributions by other authors and some discussion forums.

Between May 1998 and June 2005, José Roca published in cooperation with Universes in Universe a total of 69 Columns, many of them with images. Even though this publication didn't continue because of lack of time, it is still a rich source specially for the contemporary art of Colombia.

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José Roca is a curator based in Bogotá, Colombia, where he is the Director of Art and Other Collections at the Luis Ángel Arango cultural center. Among his recent curatorial projects are: Phantasmagoria: Specters of Absence, Biblioteca Luis Ángel Arango, Bogotá, traveling exhibition co-produced with iCI (Independent Curators International), New York (2007-2009); Botánica política, Sala Montcada, Fundación La Caixa, Barcelona (2004); Traces of Friday, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (2003); TransHistorias, survey of the work of José Alejandro Restrepo, Biblioteca Luis Ángel Arango, Bogotá (2001); Define "Context", APEX Art Curatorial Program, New York (2000); Ruins; Utopia, survey of Cuban artist Carlos Garaicoa, Biblioteca Luis Ángel Arango, Bogotá, Bronx Museum for the Arts, New York and Museo Alejandro Otero, Caracas (2000-2001). He co-curated the Trienal Poli/gráfica de San Juan, Puerto Rico (2004) and the 27th São Paulo Bienal (2006).

Roca is currently the Artistic Director of Philagrafika, a quadriennial of contemporary printmaking to be held in different venues in Philadelphia in 2010.


Critical reflections
from Colombia

May 1998 - June 2005
by José Roca

in cooperation with
Universes in Universe

Related Content:

Interview with José Roca about the art space and program he has initiated together with Adriana Hurtado in Bogotá, Colombia. By Pat Binder & Gerhard Haupt, oct. 2013
The Tate Gallery in London has appointed the Colombian curator as Estrellita B. Brodsky Adjunct Curator of Latin American Art.
UiU Magazine
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