Tuesday 21 September 2021, 11:00am

The Drift - Kōrewa: José Roca

Date Tuesday 21 September 2021
Time 11:00am – 12:00pm
Location Zoom
Entry Free and open to all
Part of The Drift - Kōrewa

The Drift - Kōrewa: José Roca

Tuesday 21 September, 2021
11.00am - 12.00pm NZST
9.00am - 10.00am AEST


Artspace Aotearoa in collaboration with Massey University Whiti o Rehua School of Art present a new instalment of The Drift - Kōrewa with José Roca. This presentation will focus on José’s previous work with Flora (arteflora.org), a contemporary art space in Bogotá that centres the relationship between art, nature and the body. José will also speak to his vision for the 2022 Sydney Biennale. This event will take place on Zoom, the presentation will run for approximately 45 minutes with time for Q+A with José.

José Roca is the Artistic Director of the non-for-profit contemporary art space FLORA ars+natura in his home city of Bogotá. He was the Estrellita B. Brodsky Adjunct Curator of Latin American Art for the Tate, London (2012-2015) and for a decade managed the arts program at the Museo del Banco de la República (MAMU) in Bogotá, establishing it as one of the most respected institutions in Latin America. He was the chief curator of the 8th Bienal do Mercosul (2011) in Porto Alegre, Brazil and co-curator of the I Poly/graphic Triennial in San Juan, Puerto Rico (2004), the 27th Bienal de São Paulo, Brazil (2006) and the Encuentro de Medellín MDE07 (2007). He was the Artistic Director of Philagrafika 2010, Philadelphia’s international Triennial celebrating print in contemporary art, and served on the awards jury for the 52nd Venice Biennial (2007).