Gilbert Vicario is Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs and The Selig Family Chief Curator at the Phoenix Art Museum since October 2015. Gilbert has over 20 years of curatorial experience having worked at institutions, such as the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. He oversees a six member curatorial team in the departments of American art, Asian art, Fashion Design, Latin American art, Photography, in addition to his role as curator of modern and contemporary art.
Upcoming exhibitions include Stories of Abstraction: Contemporary Latin American Art in the Global Context. His most recent exhibition Agnes Pelton: Desert Transcendentalist, includes stops at the New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; and the Palm Springs Art Museum in California. In 2006, Vicario was named U.S. Commissioner for the International Biennale of Cairo by the U.S. Department of State for the exhibition Daniel Joseph Martinez: The Fully Enlightened Earth Radiates Disaster Triumphant, and he was a participating curator in the 2007 Lyon Biennial: The History of a Decade That Has Not Yet Been Named.
In addition to Phoenix Art Museum publications, Vicario has contributed internationally to numerous exhibition publications commissioned by Musea Brugge, Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, Heard Museum, Orange County Museum of Art, Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea di Milano, as well as with Radius Books, Santa Fe and Hatje Cantz Verlag. Vicario is a graduate of the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College (MA, 1996) and the University of California, San Diego (BA, 1989).