Bogotá ~ Colombia
José Roca, a Colombian curator working from Bogotá, is a member of the Awards Committee and is the Estrellita B. Brodsky Curator of Latin American Art at Tate Modern, London, and Artistic Director of FLORA ars+natura in Bogotá. He was Director of Arts at Bogotá’s Banco de la República Cultural Center (1994-2008). He co-curated the Trienal Poli/gráfica (Puerto Rico 2004), São Paulo Bienal (2006) and Encuentro de Medellín (2007) and curated Other Florae (Brazil 2008), Imprints for a Fleeting Memorial (Toronto, 2008) and Botánica política (Barcelona, 2004), among others. He was the Artistic Director of Philagrafika 2010 (Philadelphia) and Chief Curator of 8 Bienal do Mercosul (Porto Alegre). His writings include essays in Modern Painting and Sculpture (MoMA, New York), Vitamin Ph (Phaidon) and Muntadas: On translation (Museum of Contemporary Art, Barcelona). Guest lecturer at Art Basel, ARCO Madrid, VI Diálogos Iberoamericanos (Valencia) and member of the Golden Lions jury (Venice 2007), he is on the curatorial committee of Independent Curators International, New York, and the Fundação Iberé Camargo, Porto Alegre.