Rita Gonzalez

Rita Gonzalez

Terri and Michael Smooke Curator and Department Head of Contemporary Art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Biography

Rita Gonzalez is the Terri and Michael Smooke Curator and Department Head of Contemporary Art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. At LACMA, she has curated Phantom Sightings: Art after the Chicano Movement and Asco: Elite of the Obscure (during the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time festival), among other exhibitions and programs. Her essays appear in Still Moving: Between Cinema and Photography (Duke University Press), Recent Pasts: Art in Southern California from 90s to Now (JRP|Ringier Zurich), and California Video: Artists and Histories (Getty Publications). This past year, she has contributed essays to monographs on Wu Tsang, Alejandro Diaz, Rodney McMillian, and Kate Costello. She served as curatorial advisor for Prospect 3 New Orleans under the directorship of Franklin Sirmans and was part of the curatorial teams for the first Current L.A. Biennial in 2016 and Gwangju Biennial in 2018.