Xavier Acarín Wieland is a curator working at the intersection of performance, architecture, and contemporary art.
His exhibitions and projects have been presented at Chez Bushwick, Le Petit Versailles, Elastic City, Parsons School of Design, The Hessel Museum, Peekskill Project 6, The Abrons Arts Center, ESTE Gallery, Knockdown Center and Unbag-Wendy's Subway in New York, La Ira de Dios in Buenos Aires, HIAP Suomenlinna and Muu Kaapeli in Helsinki, and the Mies van der Rohe Foundation, the Reial Cercle Artístic, and Caixaforum in Barcelona.
Xavier was the 2016-17 Curator in Residency at the Abrons Arts Center, where he developed a one-year program of exhibitions and events, and in 2018 he was Co-Curator of the LOOP Festival in Barcelona. In 2020 he was selected to develop an exhibition with works from the collections of 'La Caixa' Foundation and the Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona (Macba).
Xavier has written texts for exhibitions at Centre d'Art Tecla Sala, P.A.D. Gallery, Galería Rosa Santos, Galería ADN, and Participant Inc. His articles, essays, and interviews have been published at El Periódico, A-Desk (2008-2019), Culturas-La Vanguardia, Esnorquel, Terremoto, and BRAC (University of Barcelona). He has participated as author of the books Experience Design (Bloomsbury, 2014), and Dear Helen (CCS Bard, 2014).
Xavier holds a BA in Art History from the University of Barcelona, a MA in Museum Studies from New York University, a MA in Curatorial Studies from the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College and is a PhD Student in Advanced Practices at the Visual Cultures Department at Goldsmiths, University of London.
Xavier is currently part-time faculty at Parsons School of Design and the School of Visual Arts, and has lectured at Elisava and IED-Barcelona. He has also been a guest critic and panelist for BAU-Universitat de Disseny, Sant Andreu Contemporani-Premi Miquel Casablancas, Brooklyn Arts Council, Muu Gallery, Judd Foundation, Frieze New York, Residency Unlimited, Sinne Gallery, Can Serrat, Hampshire College, MFA Program at University of Syracuse, and NARS Foundation.