Kaitlin Garcia-Maestas

Kaitlin Garcia-Maestas is Assistant Curator at the Momentary in Bentonville, AR. In this role she organizes exhibitions and artist-driven projects throughout the Momentary’s campus. In 2020, she developed the first iteration of the Momentary’s outdoor art program, organizing projects with artists such as Iván Navarro, Tavares Strachan, Yayoi Kusama, and Gabriella Sanchez, among others. Recently, she curated "Diana Al-Hadid: Ash in the Trade Winds." Her forthcoming exhibitions include the Momentary’s presentation of "Garrett Bradley: American Rhapsody," and "In Some Form or Fashion," a site-specific group exhibition, featuring five artists who use found clothing and textiles to retell cultural histories of fashion, opening in November 2021.

From 2015 to 2018, Garcia-Maestas was the curatorial assistant of modern and contemporary art at the Denver Art Museum. Prior to that, she was the assistant curator of the Biennial Ambassadors artist residency program and exhibition, a collaboration between SOMA (Mexico City) and the Biennial of the Americas (Denver).

Garcia-Maestas was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Her research and curatorial interests have been primarily devoted to exploring themes of displacement, memorial, and cultural heritage in the United States and the Americas. She received her MA in Art History from
the University of Denver and she completed her bachelor’s degree in Peace and Justice Studies and Art History from Regis University in Denver, CO.