Luis A. Croquer MA ’03
Currently working as an independent arts consultant, Luis A. Croquer MA ’03 ( Modern and Contemporary Art, Criticism, and Theory) was the Henry and Lois Foster Director of the Rose Art Museum through June of 2020.
Prior to that, Croquer was the deputy director of exhibitions, collections, and programs at the University of Washington’s Henry Art Gallery in Seattle. Previously he was the inaugural director and chief curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Detroit.
He also held positions at Museo del Barrio, American Federation for the Arts, and the Drawing Center, all in New York.
A native of El Salvador who has lived and worked around the world, Croquer possesses deep curatorial expertise and knowledge of the national and international arts community. He combines intellectual rigor with boldness, and is regarded as a visionary thinker in the realm of contemporary art and ideas.
The son of a Venezuelan diplomat and a Salvadoran-born mother, Croquer lived in Austria, El Salvador, England, Gabon, India, Italy, Lebanon, Switzerland, the U.S. and Venezuela in his youth.
Before coming to Purchase to earn his MA in Modern and Contemporary Art, Criticism, and Theory, he studied anthropology and communications as an undergraduate at Goldsmiths, University of London.
He has been the recipient of Fulbright, Guggenheim Museum, and Warhol Foundation fellowships.