René Morales

René Morales

Class

CCL Class of 2019

Institution

Pérez Art Museum Miami

Title

Curator

René Morales is Curator at Pérez Art Museum Miami, where he has organized approximately 50 exhibitions. Recent curatorial projects at PAMM include Christo and Jeanne- Claude: Surrounded Islands, 1980–83; Dara Friedman: Perfect Stranger; Sarah Oppenheimer: S-281913; Marjetica Potrc: The School of the Forest; Bik Van der Pol: Speechless; Gary Simmons: Frozen in Time; Monika Sosnowska: Market; and Amelia Peláez: The Craft of Modernity. Morales has spearheaded numerous major acquisitions for PAMM’s permanent collection, including a set of nearly 400 works from the Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry, as well as over 50 works purchased through PAMM’s Collectors Council. He has written essays for various publications, including Cabinet and several exhibition catalogues. Morales is currently teaching Museum History and Theory/Curatorial Practices at Florida International University. Prior to joining PAMM (formerly Miami Art Museum), Morales worked at the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, where he co-organized Island Nations: New Art from Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico, among other exhibitions. Morales, who grew up in Miami, received his BA from Swarthmore College and his MA in Art History from Brown University.