Jose Roca is a Colombian curator working out of Bogotá and Philadelphia, where he is currently Artistic Director of Philagrafika 2010. He managed the arts program at the Banco de la República in Bogotá for a decade, establishing it as one of the most respected institutions in the Latin American circuit.
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), the Encuentro de Medellín MDE07 (2007), and of Cart[ajena], a series of urban interventions in Cartagena, Colombia (2007). He was a jury for the 52nd Venice Biennial (2007).
Recent curatorial projects include: Muntadas: Mechanisms of the Image, Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, Brazil (upcoming 2010); Välparaíso, a series of urban interventions in Valparaíso, Chile (upcoming 2010); Other Florae, Galeria Nara Roesler, São Paulo, Brazil (2008); Phantasmagoria: Specters of Absence, traveling exhibition co-organized by iCI and the Museo de Arte del Banco de la República (2007-2009); Botánica Política, Sala Montcada/La Caixa, Barcelona (2004); Traces of Friday: art, tourism, displacement, ICA, Philadelphia (2003).