Roski Talks: Joseph Daniel Valencia

Tue, Feb 8, 7pm

Roski Graduate Building
1262 Palmetto Street, LA


Reservations here.


COVID RESTRICTIONS for the safety of all attending

All visitors must have proof of full vaccination, wear a surgical, N95 or KN95 mask when indoors, complete a USC Trojan Check the day of the visit and prior to arriving on campus. For anyone not fully vaccinated against COVID-19, they must attest that they have a medical contraindication or religious objection to vaccination and as an alternative present a negative COVID-19 test collected within 72 hours of the start of this event. By attending this event, you are attesting that you meet one of these requirements.



Joseph Daniel Valencia is a curator, writer, and museum professional dedicated to building a more equitable and inclusive arts community. A rising expert in Latinx art and the contemporary art and history of Southern California, his work often addresses the importance of artist networks, alternative spaces, and issues of historical erasure and collective memory in contemporary art. His writing has appeared in Aperture, Contemporary Art Review Los Angeles, KCET Artbound, and the U.S. Latinx Art Forum, in addition to numerous exhibition catalogs and gallery texts. Recently curated exhibitions include one never remembers alone (2020) and noé olivas: Que sueñes con los angelitos (2019), both at USC’s Roski Gallery and Liberate the Bar! Queer Nightlife, Activism, and Spacemaking (2019) at ONE Gallery, West Hollywood. He currently serves as a curator at the Vincent Price Art Museum at East Los Angeles College, where he has organized numerous exhibitions and public programs, including celebrated solo exhibitions by Laura Aguilar, Patrick Martinez, Guadalupe Rosales, and Gabriela Ruiz. He holds an M.A. in Curatorial Practices and the Public Sphere from USC Roski School of Art and Design and a B.A. in Art History from California State University, Fullerton.