Rita Gonzalez

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Rita Gonzalez is an American curator, author and media artist who is the head of the contemporary art department at LACMA, an institution she has worked at since 2004.[1] Many of her curatorial projects involve under-recognized Latinx and Latin American artists.[2] Her curatorial oeuvre at LACMA includes Phantom Sightings: Art after the Chicano Movement (2008), Asco: Elite of the Obscure, A Retrospective, 1972–1987 (2011), L.A. Exuberance: New Gifts by Artists (2016), and A Universal History of Infamy (2018), a collaboration with José Luis Blondet and Pilar Tompkins Rivas.[3] Gonzalez grew up in Whittier, CA, studied at UC Santa Cruz, UC San Diego and completed P.h.D. coursework in the UCLA film, television and digital media program on topics related to representation of Chicano art in contemporary art discourse.[4][5] In 2018 Rita Gonzalez participated in the Center for Curatorial Leadership program, with Anne Pasternak as her mentor at the Brooklyn Museum, and from 1997 to 1999 she served as the Lila Wallace Curatorial Fellow at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego.[6]

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  1. ^ Wagley, Catherine (2013-05-15). "Rita Gonzalez: LACMA Curator and Defender of Subtlety". L.A. Weekly. Retrieved 2019-03-09.
  2. ^ Durón, Maximilíano (2019-02-28). "Rita Gonzalez Appointed Head of LACMA's Contemporary Art Department". ARTnews. Retrieved 2019-03-09.
  3. ^ "LACMA Names Rita Gonzalez Head of Contemporary Art". www.artforum.com. Retrieved 2019-03-09.
  4. ^ Wagley, Catherine (2013-05-15). "Rita Gonzalez: LACMA Curator and Defender of Subtlety". L.A. Weekly. Retrieved 2019-03-09.
  5. ^ "12.10.2008 / Rita Gonzalez". CCA's Graduate Program in Visual + Critical Studies. 2014-01-17. Retrieved 2019-03-09.
  6. ^ "Roski Talk: Rita Gonzalez | Roski School of Art and Design". roski.usc.edu. Retrieved 2019-03-09.

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