Javier Arellano Vences is an independent curator and scholar of Latinx art history. His research examines the hybridization of vernacular and avant-garde art and the aesthetic, political, and philosophical concerns of anarchism within artistic practices. Between 2017-2020, he conducted research for over 20 exhibitions at the Vincent Price Art Museum (VPAM), including A Decolonial Atlas: Strategies in Contemporary Art of the Americas and Regeneración: Three Generations of Revolutionary Ideology, where he served as lead researcher and radio show and events producer. In 2019, he curated Angel Alvarado: Geovani’s Room at Human Resources Los Angeles (HRLA). He is currently a PhD student in The Department of Art & Art History at Stanford University and earned a BA in Art History from UCLA.