Curator Renè de Guzman is moving from San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) to the Oakland Museum of California (OAM), where he will be senior curator of art. One of the first staff at YBCA, de Guzman helped establish its artistic vision and an audience for the start-up arts organization.
A longtime Bay Area resident, de Guzman, 43, immigrated to the U.S. from the Philippines in 1968 and grew up in Piedmont, CA. After earning a BFA in art practice at the University of California, Berkeley in 1987, he worked as an individual artist before deciding to pursue a full-time curatorial career. De Guzman’s mixed media sculptures are in private and public collections, including the Berkeley Art Museum and the San Jose Museum of Art.