Christian Viveros-Fauné

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Christian Viveros-Fauné is a New York-based writer and curator, former art dealer, and former art fair director. He is currently the curator-at-large and Kennedy Family Visiting Scholar at the University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum.

As a writer, Viveros-Fauné has published in Art in America, Art in Australia, artnet, Artnews, ArtNexus, Art Papers, Art Review (UK), Atlántica (Spain), The Baffler, Departures Magazine, El Mercurio (Chile), Frieze (UK), LÁPIZ (Spain), La Tercera (Chile), Life & Style (Mexico), Quién (Mexico), Newsweek, The New Yorker, Sotheby’s/Art Agency Partner’s in other words, The Paris Review Daily, The New York Press, and The Village Voice.

Between 2001 and 2018, Viveros-Fauné organized exhibitions at the Art Museum of the Americas (Washington, DC), the Bronx Museum of the Arts, the Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno (Las Palmas, Spain), CorpArtes (Santiago, Chile), the Douglas Hyde Gallery (Dublin, Ireland) the Amparo Museum (Puebla, Mexico), the Santiago Museum of Contemporary Art(Santiago, Chile), the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Lima (Lima, Peru), the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Monterrey (Monterrey, Mexico), the Museo de Arte Moderno (Mexico City, Mexico), the Chilean National Museum of Fine Arts (Santiago, Chile), and the National Gallery of Ireland.

He has worked with Thomas Hirschhorn, Yishai Jusidman, Jannis Kounellis, Teresa Margolles, Richard Mosse, Angel Otero, Tavares Strachan, Superflex, Jorge Tacla, and Lisa Yuskavage.

Viveros-Fauné was awarded the 2010 Creative Capital/Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant, named inaugural Critic-in-Residence at the Bronx Museum for 2010/2011, and served on the 2012 committee to select Chile’s representative to the 55th Venice Biennale.

Viveros-Fauné has lectured at Yale University, Pratt Institute, and Parsons School of Design, as well as a Visiting Critic at the Rhode Island School of Design and Holland’s Rietveld Academie. A collection of his criticism, Greatest Hits: Arte en Nueva York 2001–2011, was issued in Spanish by Metales Pesados, S.A., and Social Forms: A Short History of Political Art will be published by David Zwirner Books in Fall 2018.

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