René Morales (CCL 2019) named Chief Curator of Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

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René Morales (CCL 2019) has been named Chief Curator of the MCA Chicago! 

René is currently the director of curatorial affairs and chief curator at the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM). During his tenure at PAMM, Morales has curated over 50 exhibitions. Curatorial projects include Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Surrounded Islands, 1980–83 (2018), Dara Friedman: Perfect Stranger (2017), Sarah Oppenheimer: S-281913 (2016), Susan Hiller: Lost and Found (2016), Marjetica Potrc: The School of the Forest (2015), Nicolas Lobo: The Leisure Pit (2015), Global Positioning Systems: Selections from the PAMM Collection (2014–15), Amelia Peláez: The Craft of Modernity, A Human Document: Selections from the Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry, and Monika Sosnowska: Market (2013–14). Morales has also acquired over 300 works from the Sackner Archive for PAMM’s collection. Prior to joining PAMM, 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. 

Congratulations, René! Read more about the new role here