Xavier Acarín Wieland

Xavier Acarín Wieland

He is a curator and teacher. He holds a degree in Art History from the Universitat de Barcelona, an MA in Museology from New York University, an MA in Curatorial Studies from the Centre for Curatorial Studies at Bard College, and is currently a PhD student in the Department of Visual Culture at Goldsmiths, University of London.


As a teacher and researcher, he is interested in material performativity, urban studies, exhibition and museum history, radical pedagogies and visual culture.

He teaches at different local and international universities, such as Istituto Europeo di Design, School of Visual Arts and Parsons School of Design.

Professional experience

His projects and exhibitions have been presented at Elastic City, Parsons School of Design, The Hessel Museum, Peekskill Project 6, The Abron Arts Center, Knockdown Center, Wendy's Subway, and PS122 Gallery in New York; Chela in Buenos Aires; HIAP and Muu Kaapeli in Helsinki; and at the Mies van der Rohe Foundation and the Real Círculo Artístico, in the context of the Loop Festival, and at the Caixaforum and ADN Gallery in Barcelona. He has also been a juror for the Brooklyn Arts Council (2015-2017), Muu Gallery in Helsinki (2016), the Miquel Casablancas Prize (2018), and the Tarragona Biennal d'Art (2023).


He has written for exhibitions for Jorge López Gallery, Centre d'Art Tecla Sala, Rosa Santos Gallery, PAD Gallery and Participante Inc. And his articles and interviews have been published in Exibart, A-Desk, El Periódico, Culturas-La Vanguardia, Esnorquel y Terremoto, and BRAC (UB).

He is co-author of the books, Dear Helen (CCS Bard, 2014), Experience Design (Bloomsbury, 2014), Ante la Imagen (Comanegra, 2016), and the monograph, Itziar Barrio (Skira, 2024).

Awards, grants and i residencies

Honourable Mention for the MA Museum Studies thesis (NYU 2011). He has received grants from OSIC, Institut Ramon Llull, CIMAM, Goldsmiths, Bard College and New York University.

He has been resident curator at the International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP, New York, 2022), Can Serrat (2019), Sant Andreu Contemporani-Fabra i Coats (2018), La Ira de Dios, Buenos Aires (2018), Abrones Arts Center (2016-17), Helsinki International Art Program (2016).


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