Xavier Acarín Wieland
is a curator from Barcelona based in New York City. Acarín's academic and curatorial work is based on the intersection of art and social histories. His projects have addressed issues related to the effects of globalization on labor and living conditions, performativity of the object, interpersonal relationality, the legacies of minimalism dance and sculpture, radical architecture, and exhibitions as situations. He holds masters degrees in Museum Studies from the New York University and Curatorial Studies from the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College.
His exhibitions and projects have been presented at The New School for Social Research, Elastic City, Chez Bushwick, Peekskill Project 6, Java Projects, ESTE, and the Abrons Arts Center, where he was the 2016-17 Curator in Residency. He has also been in residency at HIAP, Helsinki (2016) and at La Ira de Dios, Buenos Aires (2018).
He has written texts for exhibitions at Galería ADN, Barcelona, and Participant Inc., New York. His articles, essays, and interviews have been published at A-Desk (2008-present
), Culturas-La Vanguardia, Esnorquel
, Terremoto, and BRAC (University of Barcelona). He has participated as author of the books Designing Experience
(Bloomsbury, 2014), and Dear Helen
(CCS Bard, 2014).