Javier Arellano Vences
Javier Arellano Vences is an independent curator and scholar of Latinx art history. His research considers the intricate relationship between vernacular and avant-garde art. More specifically, he has focused on the development and employment of artistic forms in response to the historicization and racialization of working-class communities within the U.S.
Between 2017 and 2020, he conducted research for over 20 exhibitions at the Vincent Price Art Museum (VPAM). This year he co-curated Sonic Terrains in Latinx Art at VPAM, which features an intergenerational roster of 30 artists and collectives and aims to establish new directions in the field of Latinx art history by foregrounding the conceptual and experimental nature of Latinx sound practitioners.
Arellano Vences is currently a Ph.D. student in the Department of Art & Art History at Stanford University.