The University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum (USFCAM) has announced that Christian Viveros-Fauné joined the museum as curator at large on August 7. He will also serve as the 2018–2019 Kennedy Family Visiting Scholar at the USF School of Art and Art History. The well-known critic, curator, and former dealer’s inaugural exhibition at USFCAM “Miki Kratsman: People I Met,” the Israeli conceptual photographer’s first solo show in the US, opened on August 20.
“Christian Viveros-Fauné’s distinguished record of critical writing and curatorial expertise will bring a new perspective to our programming,” USFCAM director Margaret Miller said in a statement. “His global reach will bring new artists and transformational exhibitions and projects to our students and community.”
From 2001 to 2018, Viveros-Fauné organized exhibitions at numerous international venues including the Art Museum of the Americas in Washington, DC; the Bronx Museum of the Arts; the Fundación CorpArtes in Santiago, Chile; the Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno in Las Palmas, Spain; and the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Lima in Peru.
In 2010, Viveros-Fauné was awarded the Creative Capital/Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant and was named inaugural Critic-in-Residence at the Bronx Museum for 2010–2011. His writing has been published in publications such as Art in America, Art in Australia, artnet, Artnews, Departures Magazine, and the New Yorker, and his latest book, Social Forms: A Short History of Political Art, will be released by David Zwirner Books in October. Viveros-Fauné has also served as a lecturer at Yale University and the Pratt Institute as well as a Visiting Critic at the Rhode Island School of Design and Holland’s Rietveld Academie.
Commenting on his new post, Viveros-Fauné said: “After years of working independently as a writer and curator, I look forward to bringing many projects to fruition in a supportive environment like the one I have found at USFCAM. I really couldnt be happier. I also look forward to serving as a bridge between the Tampa Bay area and the global art world.”