Kaitlin Garcia-Maestas is the Curator and Director of Exhibitions at Socrates Sculpture Park in Queens, NY, and co-curator of Desert X 2025. Born and raised in New Mexico, her curatorial practice explores themes of displacement, decolonial resistance, and cultural hybridity in the United States and the Americas. For over a decade, she has dedicated herself to advocating for and realizing large-scale, site-specific installations by historically underrepresented and early career artists.

Formerly, Garcia-Maestas was Associate Curator of Visual Arts at the Momentary, the contemporary satellite space of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, where she developed a robust exhibition program focused on site-specific, architectural interventions. While at the Momentary she also oversaw the artist-in-residency program and organized over a dozen exhibitions and outdoor installations, including new commissions by Martine Gutierrez, Matthew Barney, Nicholas Galanin, Xaviera Simmons, and Tavares Strachan.

Recent exhibitions include Mary Mattingly: Reflujo de una marea de primavera (2023, Socrates Sculpture Park); Yvette Mayorga: Que tiempo para ser (2022); Esteban Cabeza de Baca: Deja que la tierra respire (2022); Un paisaje dividido (co-curated with Neville Wakefield, 2022); Diana Al-Hadid: Ceniza en los vientos alisios (2021); y In Some Form or Fashion (2021), all at the Momentary. Prior to the Momentary, she held curatorial positions at the Denver Art Museum, the Biennial of the Americas, and MCA Denver.

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ArtDaily, 27 de noviembre de 2022. “El Parque de Esculturas Sócrates da la bienvenida a Kaitlin García-Maestas como nueva Curadora y Directora de Exposiciones"