Curated by Roc Laseca
Pinta Miami "Crossing Cultures", in its 11th edition, launches for the first time Pinta Platforms, an innovative program for galleries curated by Roc Laseca, and devoted to provide additional visibility to modern and contemporary art contributions. Pinta Platforms serve as a group for cabinets of Solo Projects to highlight the work of a single artist, and mark an ever-experienced opportunity for gallerists to show their represented artists in a unique way.
Roc Laseca is an art theorist and curator. His research lies on the prevalence of institutional thought -as applied to art, architecture and museums, on the creation and fall of contemporary communities. A doctor in Art Theory and Cultural Prospective, he studied at Universidad de La Laguna, Universidad Complutense de Madrid and Helsinki University. Since 2013, he serves as Director of Los Encuentros Denkbilder, the biannual experimental artistic exchange program that takes place in the Canary Islands, for which he has devised each edition with the directors and academic directors of Tate Modern, London, École Nationale de Beaux-Arts, Paris and MoMA, New York, among others.
Laseca is currently Head of the International Exhibitions Program at Saludarte Foundation / Ideobox Artspace where he has launched the "Uprooting Architecture Exhibition Series" and the International Seminar "Latin Off Latin: Collecting Latin American Art Outside Latin America", in collaboration with the regional curators at the Guggenheim Museum, MOCA Los Angeles, and Museo del Barrio, New York.
Some of his most recent curating projects include solo exhibitions and site-specific programs by Jannis Kounellis, Jesper Just, Joseph Kosuth, Magdalena Fernández, Marcius Galan, Lydia Okumura, and Carlos Garaicoa, among others. In 2012, he curated the Bill Viola solo survey at MOCA North Miami that was critically acclaimed and awarded the New Times Best Museum Exhibit and for which he was recipient of a nomination for the AICA-USA Awards 2013.
His most recent book The Unstoppable Museum. On Soft and Genuine Institutionalism has been published by Ediciones Metales Pesados, 2015.