BIOGRAPHY

 

Jorge Rojas (b. 1968, Cuautla, Morelos, Mexico; lives and works in Salt Lake City, UT) is a multidisciplinary artist, independent curator, and art educator. Rojas studied Art at the University of Utah and at Bellas Artes in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. His work and curatorial projects have been exhibited nationally and internationally in galleries and museums including White Box, Museo del Barrio, and Queens Museum of Art in New York; New World Museum and Project Row Houses in Houston; Diaspora Vibe Gallery in Miami; MACLA in San Jose; Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, and Woodbury Art Museum in Salt Lake City; Ex Convento del Carmen, Guadalajara; and FOFA Gallery at Concordia University, Montreal. His work is included in numerous private and public collections including The Mexican Museum, San Francisco; Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach; New Jersey State Museum, Trenton; and Salt Lake County. Rojas was named one of Utah's Most Influential Artists in 2019 by Artists of Utah/15 Bytes and his art is included in the 2020 Immigrant Artist Biennial out of NYC. 

 

He has received grants and fellowships from National Performance Network, Experimental Television Center, West Chicago City Museum, Vermont Studio Center, Project Row Houses, and the Taft Nicholson Center. Since January 2015, Rojas has served as director of education and engagement at Utah Museum of Fine Arts, where he oversees education, community engagement, and adult programming initiatives for the Museum. Rojas is actively involved in the Salt Lake community as an artist, educator, curator, and is a passionate advocate for advancing racial and cultural justice through the arts.