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Te Uru is delighted to host visiting curator José Roca in Tāmaki Makaurau. Roca is a Colombian curator, recently Artistic Director of rīvus, the 23rd Biennale of Sydney (2022). Join us at AUT for a special presentation from Roca which unpacks his curatorial research and exhibitions with a focus on nature, sustainability and the politics of curating.

From 2012 to 2022 Roca managed FLORA ars+natura, an independent space for contemporary art in Bogotá. He was also the Estrellita B. Brodsky Adjunct Curator of Latin American Art at Tate, London (2012-15), and curator of the LARA collection, Singapore (2012-20). Roca is the author of Transpolitical: art in Colombia 1992-2012 (with Sylvia Suárez); Waterweavers: A Chronicle of Rivers (with Alejandro Martín), published by the Bard Graduate Center inNew York in conjunction with the exhibition Waterweavers: The River in Contemporary Colombian Visual and Material Culture (2014); Time For Change: Art and Social Unrest in the Jorge M. Pérez Collection (with NAME editions); and rīvus: A Glossary of Water (with Juan Francisco Salazar), published as a companion to the 23rd Biennale of Sydney.

With thanks to the School of Future Environments AUT.

Auckland University of Technology Campus
Building is accessible from Mayoral Drive or Wellesley Street


  • Free & Open to All


  • Thu 09 Nov


  • 1:00 pm — 2:00 pm


  • Auckland University of Technology
  • WG 126 lecture theatre
  • Accessible from Mayoral Drive or Wellesley Street