Jorge F. Rivas Pérez
An art historian and industrial designer, Jorge F. Rivas Pérez (Caracas, 1964) is the Frederick and Jan Mayer Curator of Spanish Colonial Art at the Denver Art Museum and former curator of Spanish colonial art at the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros. He earned his architecture degree at Universidad Central de Venezuela, his specialization on industrial design at Universitá degli Studi di Firenze, and his M.Phil at the Bard Graduate Center, where he is pursuing his Ph.D. He has written widely and curated numerous exhibitions on Spanish colonial art and twentieth-century Latin American design. Among his recent design exhibitions are Moderno: Design for Living in Brazil, Mexico, and Venezuela, 1940–1978 (2015), and Cornelis Zitman: 1947-1957 la década del diseño (2011).