Jaime Rojo

New York / USA

Jaime Rojo is an art curator, photographer and expert in the field of street art and its related practices. Rojo has curated art exhibitions at galleries and museums in Los Angeles, New York, Moscow, and Berlin. He has lectured and directed symposia at universities, museums, and urban art festivals all around the world. […]

Biography / Jaime Rojo

Jaime Rojo is an art curator, photographer and expert in the field of street art and its related practices. Rojo has curated art exhibitions at galleries and museums in Los Angeles, New York, Moscow, and Berlin. He has lectured and directed symposia at universities, museums, and urban art festivals all around the world.

As a member of the original curatorial board at the founding of Urban Nation, Rojo has co-curated for three exhibitions at URBAN NATION Museum of Urban Contemporary Art (UN): Persons of Interest (2015), UNited. UNique. UNstoppable. (2017-18), and Martha Cooper: Taking Pictures (2020-2021).

Rojo’s photography has been published in international press, books, and on websites worldwide. He has shown his fine art photographs in galleries in New York City and Los Angeles, at exhibitions in Dresden and Stockholm, and his work has been auctioned at Phillips De Pury in New York.

Rojo has conducted live onstage interviews with recognized artists and authorities. He has lectured alongside recognized artworld experts such as Carlo McCormick, Dr. Sharon Matt Atkins, and Steven P. Harrington, his co-curator and co-founder of Brooklyn Street Art (BSA).

Rojo has co-authored two books Brooklyn Street Art (2008) and Street Art New York (2010), both published by Penguin/Random House and has appeared in documentary features including Banksy Does New York (2015) and Martha: A Picture Story (2019).

As co-founders of Brooklyn Street Art (BSA), Rojo is Editor of Photography and Harrington is Editor in Chief. Together they have published daily (4,200) postings from 140+ cities including an estimated 25,000 photographs documenting the evolving street art, graffiti, mural scenes, and urban fine art scenes since 2008, with a combined monthly readership and social media (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter) following of a half million. They have syndicated more than 350 articles in The Huffington Post. Their on-the-ground reportage includes traveling to international locations including Hong Kong, Marrakesh and Moscow.

In his other career as an interior designer, Rojo’s design work has been published in countless periodicals.

The combined total of artists whom Rojo and Harrington have curated into art exhibitions is approximately 150 artists and they have directly introduced artworks to UN audiences a number exceeding 70. Their total includes important artists from classic old-school New York graffiti writers to globally recognized street art names and new talents on the scene including Shepard Fairey, Swoon and Futura 2000.

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