René de Guzman

René de Guzman is the senior curator of art at the Oakland Museum of California (OMCA). He joined OMCA’s staff in 2007 to complete the reinstallation of the Gallery of California Art. Previously, de Guzman was Director of Visual Arts at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) in San Francisco where he worked with emerging and mid-career local, national, and international artists for 15 years. De Guzman’s work both at OMCA and YBCA is marked by an ongoing commitment to experimentation and innovation, and the creation of community around cultural activity. De Guzman has been an active art educator and currently serves as Adjunct Professor in the Graduate Division of the Curatorial Studies Program at the California College of the Arts.