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Ruth Estévez.
Ruth Estévez.

Rose Art Museum Names Ruth Estévez Senior Curator at Large

The Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts, has appointed Ruth Estévez as its new senior curator at large. Estévez will be responsible for organizing exhibitions and programming, expanding interdisciplinary research and scholarship, and advising the museum on key acquisitions.

“Ruth’s extensive knowledge of contemporary art practice and her experience questioning and mining existing structures will play a key role in shaping the museum’s future and will serve as a connector to the rest of the world,” said director and chief curator Luis Croquer. “I am thrilled to welcome her to the Rose where her unique perspective will enrich the Rose’s mission to exhibit, collect, and preserve important and prescient modern and contemporary art, as well as advance the values of freedom of expression, academic excellence, global diversity, and social justice.”

Estévez is an independent curator, writer, and stage designer based in Mexico City and Los Angeles, who is also currently cocurator of the performance program “Idiorritmias” at the Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona. She previously served as gallery director and curator at REDCAT/CalArts in Los Angeles, where she worked on projects with artists such as Javier Téllez, João Maria Gusmão & Pedro Paiva, Quinn Latimer, and Hector Zamora, among others, and curated group exhibitions such as “Agency (Assembly: Before and After the Split Second Recorded)” (2015), “Hotel Theory” (2015), and “Chalk Circles” (2017).

Commenting on her new post, Estévez said: “I’m delighted to join and advise the Rose Art Museum in this new phase, contributing to the creation of an experimental program that will touch political and social issues from a variety of perspectives and exhibition methodologies. I’m interested in creating multidisciplinary programs that cross boundaries between visual arts, performing arts, and spatial practice and plan to bring forward a plurality of voices, inspired by the longtime legacy of social justice at Brandeis University.”