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Shaping the Art Landscape: Kaitlin Garcia-Maestas Joins Desert X’s Curatorial Dream Team

In an exciting announcement, the renowned outdoor art biennial, Desert X, revealed its latest addition to the curatorial ensemble for the much-anticipated 2025 exhibition. Kaitlin Garcia-Maestas, an esteemed figure in the art world, will step into the role of co-curator, adding her unique vision to the creative tapestry of Desert X.

Scheduled to grace the landscape from March 8 to May 11, 2025, Desert X 2025 promises an unforgettable experience spanning the majestic Coachella Valley. Over the years, Desert X has earned its place in the global art scene, captivating the hearts of art enthusiasts with four outstanding exhibitions since its inception in 2017. Drawing a staggering audience of over 1 million, this remarkable organization has showcased the work of more than 80 international artists, transforming the desert into a dynamic canvas of creativity. Desert X’s influence has extended beyond borders, with Desert X AlUla bringing its enchanting exhibitions to the arid landscapes of Saudi Arabia in both 2020 and 2022.

Kaitlin Garcia-Maestas’ appointment to Desert X marks a significant moment in the evolution of this prestigious institution. Working in collaboration with the artistic genius of Artistic Director Neville Wakefield and the dynamic leadership of Executive Director Jenny Gil, Garcia-Maestas brings a wealth of expertise to the table. Her tenure at Desert X will seamlessly complement her current role as the curator and director of exhibitions at Socrates Sculpture Park in the vibrant cityscape of Long Island City, New York. With a rich history in curatorial positions at renowned institutions like the Denver Art Museum, the Biennial of the Americas, and MCA Denver, Kaitlin Garcia-Maestas is a beacon of innovation and artistic exploration.

As the sun sets on the horizon and Desert X 2025 approaches, the world eagerly anticipates the artistic wonders that will unfold under the skilled guidance of Kaitlin Garcia-Maestas. With her unique perspective and a deep passion for art, she is set to leave an indelible mark on the canvas of Desert X, enriching our collective artistic journey and ensuring that this outdoor art biennial continues to be a beacon of creativity and inspiration for years to come.

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