Xavier Acarín Wieland
is a curator interested in performativity as a mode of understanding social life and artistic practices. 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 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, The Hessel Museum-CCS Bard, Peekskill Project 6, Java Projects, ESTE, and the Abrons Arts Center, where he was the 2016-17 Curator in Residence.
He has also been in residency at HIAP, Helsinki (2016) and at La Ira de Dios, Buenos Aires (2018). In 2018 he was curator and panelist for the Miquel Casablancas Award, as part of a residency in collaboration between Sant Andreu Contemporani and Fabra i Coats in Barcelona. In 2018, he curated two exhibitions for the LOOP Festival in Barcelona. He is currently Part Time Faculty at Parsons School of Design.
He has written texts for exhibitions at Galería Rosa Santos, Galería ADN, and Participant Inc. 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).
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