Launch of di'van Journal of Accounts & Public Program with José Roca

Launch | di'van - A Journal of Accounts
Tuesday 17 April, 6:00 – 6:30pm
Where | Level 2, Seminar Room 

Public Program | José Roca
José Roca public talk, moderated by Maria Fernanda Cardoso
When | Tuesday 17 April, 6:30pm
Location | Artspace, Level 2, Seminar Room


José Roca, supplied

José Roca, supplied


On Tuesday 17 April we will celebrate the launch of di'van, Journal of Accounts, followed by a Public Program with José Roca moderated by Maria Fernanda Cardoso.

José Roca will speak about FLORA, the independent space he manages in Colombia as a laboratory to articulate curatorial practice through the creation of community and local infrastructure. Roca will discuss FLORA's evolution from project space to an independent study program centered on studio practice, interaction, fieldwork and Indigenous thought.

José Roca is a Colombian curator working from Bogotá. He is currently the Artistic Director of FLORA ars+natura, an independent space for contemporary art in Bogotá and curator of the LARA collection, Singapore. From 2012 to 2015 he was the Estrellita B. Brodsky Adjunct Curator of Latin American Art at Tate, London. He managed for a decade the arts program at the Banco de la República in Bogotá. Roca was a 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), and was the Artistic Director of Philagrafika 2010, Philadelphia’s international Triennial celebrating print in contemporary art. He served on the awards jury for the 52nd Venice Biennial (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 Sylvia Suárez), and Waterweavers: A Chronicle of Rivers (with Alejandro Martín), published by the 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.