Juan A. Gaitán was curator at Witte de With from 2009 to 2012. He trained as an art historian and aesthetic theorist at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. Past exhibitions outside of Witte de With include Models for Taking Part (Presentation House, Vancouver and Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, Toronto, 2011) and Exponential Future (Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver, 2008). His most recent essays have been published in Afterall, The Exhibitionist, and as part of the series Ten Fundamental Questions of Curating in Mousse magazine. During his residency at Kadist, Gaitán was teaching in the Curatorial Practice program at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco.