Kaitlin Garcia-Maestas has just been announced as the new co-curator of Desert X 2025. She will be joining the organization's curatorial team under Artistic Director Neville Wakefield and Executive Director Jenny Gil.
“I am honored to co-curate the fifth edition of Desert X, a biennial that not only commissions some of the most significant outdoor artworks being created today but also pushes the boundaries of art, nature, and community. Having grown up in New Mexico, my relationship to the desert landscape - as a home and as a colonial myth - has greatly informed my curatorial perspective. I look forward to collaborating with artists and immersing myself in the unique social and historical ecologies of the Coachella Valley" said Garcia-Maestas's.
Garcia-Maestas's will work in collaboration with Wakefield for the fifth edition of Desert X, continuing its mission of creating art exhibitions that engage with the desert environment through art installations created by acclaimed artists from around the world.
“It’s a rare and exciting opportunity to be able to continue the curatorial dialogue, exploration and journey that brought Kaitlin and I together with A Divided Landscape in the expanded field of Desert X,” said Wakefield. “Kaitlin’s intimate knowledge of the desert - its ecologies, cultures and conflicts - promises to be an invaluable part of the next edition.”
Desert X 2025 is set to open to the public March 8th - May11th, with its free art installations being placed throughout the Coachella Valley.