Joseph Daniel Valencia

MA '20

Joseph Daniel Valencia

Joseph Daniel Valencia is an arts administrator, curator, and educator based in Los Angeles and Orange County, CA. He is invested in advancing a more inclusive museum workforce and art history that centers women, queer people, and people of color. He has independently organized exhibitions since 2016. 

As Exhibitions and Programs Coordinator at the Vincent Price Art Museum at East Los Angeles College, he organizes a variety of exhibitions, public programs, and artist and community engagement projects. He also manages the Smithsonian Undergraduate Internship Program, an innovative museum studies pipeline program aimed at increasing Latinx participation and representation in American art museums.

Between 2016-2018, Joseph served as curatorial assistant for Laura Aguilar: Show and Tell, an exhibition co-organized with the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center as part of the Getty's Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA initiative and on view at the Vincent Price Art Museum (2017-2018), Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum (Miami, 2018), the National Museum of Mexican Art (Chicago, 2019), and the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art (New York, 2020). 

He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Art History from California State University, Fullerton.

Joseph Daniel Valencia, "My SoCal Mixtape: Influential Chicanos Made Playlists Using the Songs That Shaped Their Youth," 2017
"Laura Aguilar: Show and Tell" installation view, Vincent Price Art Museum. Photo by Monica Orozco
"Liberate the Bar!" installation view, ONE Gallery, West Hollywood. Photo by Monica Orozco.
"noé olivas: Que sueñes con los angelitos" installation view, Gayle and Ed Roski Fine Arts Gallery, Los Angeles (2019). Photo: Star Montana.