Visiting Curator Talk: José Carlos Diaz

September 6, 2017 / 7:00pm

Free + open to all

José Carlos Diaz is Chief Curator at The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh and was recently included on Artsy's list of the “20 Most Influential Young Curators in the United States.” Diaz is currently working on the first solo museum exhibition of Iranian artist Farhad Moshiri. Diaz was the Curator of Exhibitions at the Bass Museum of Art in Miami Beach where he curated new artist commissions by Athi-Patra Ruga, Sylvie Fleury, and the travelling exhibition GOLD. At the Bass he organized the exhibitions: Rachel Harrison/Voyage of the Beagle; One Way: Peter Marino; Vanitas: Fashion and Art; and Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works by El Anatsui. Diaz organizes the Temporary Contemporary, a public sculpture program that partners with the Art Basel Miami Beach Public sector and in 2003 he started Worm-Hole Laboratory, a nomadic curatorial project. Prior to joining the Bass Museum, Diaz worked at the Tate Liverpool, the Liverpool Biennial, and served as a curatorial intern at The Rubell Family Collection. Diaz holds his MA in Cultural History from the University of Liverpool, and his BA in Art History from San Francisco State University.

During his visit to Cleveland, Diaz will conduct four studio visits with local artists. For more information on eligibility and applying for a visit, please visit the Visiting Curator Program page.

All MOCA Cleveland programs are supported in part by the residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, the Cleveland Foundation, the George Gund Foundation, and the continuing support of the Museum’s Board of Directors, patrons, and members.