Rita González is curator and department head of contemporary art at LACMA.
Gonzalez has been at LACMA since 2006 and has served as interim department head since 2016.
During her tenure at the institution, Gonzalez curated a number of exhibitions addressing topics in contemporary Latinx and Latin American art, including “Phantom Sightings: Art after the Chicano Movement” (2008); “Asco: Elite of the Obscure, A Retrospective, 1972–1987” (2011); and, more recently, “A Universal History of Infamy” (2018), in collaboration with José Luis Blondet and Pilar Tompkins Rivas. She has also assisted LACMA with acquisitions of contemporary art, spearheading the museum’s Fiftieth Anniversary Artist Gifts Initiative.
From 2005-2006, she served as Adjunct Curator of Contemporary Art at the Orange County Museum of Art. From 2002-2004, she was the Coordinator of Arts Projects at the University of California, Los Angeles Chicano Studies Research Center, where she contributed to A Ver: Revisioning Art History, the first...arts monograph series devoted to Latino artists. From 2001-2002, she provided editorial and research support to Los Angeles-based contemporary artist Mike Kelley. She has taught at several Los Angeles universities, including California Institute of the Arts, University of California, Irvine, and University of Southern California. Gonzalez received a C. Phil. from University of California, Los Angeles and an MFA from University of California, San Diego.
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