Gilbert Vicario

Gilbert Vicario is senior curator and division head for curatorial affairs at the Des Moines Art Center, Iowa. He organized Robyn O’Neil: The world has won. A final bow was taken.; and Single-channel 1: Elements of Displacement, a year-long video series featuring the work of Johanna Billing, Patty Chang, Ragnar Kjartansson, Jason Lazarus, Emily Jacir, Miguel Angel Rios, and Artur Zmijewski. Other exhibitions include Dario Robleto: Survival Does Not Lie in the Heavens (2011); Miguel Angel Rios: Walkabout (2012), in collaboration with the Carrillo Gil Museum in Mexico City; and Leslie Hewitt: Untitled (Structures) in collaboration with the Menil Collection and LACMA (2012).

Prior to coming to the Des Moines Art Center, Vicario worked at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Recent publications include Gabriel de la Mora: Drive and Method, published by Turner Publications (2011); Cosmopolitan Routes: Houston Collects Latin American Art, published by the Museum of Fine Art, Houston and Yale University Press (2011); and Daniel Joseph Martinez: A Life of Disobedience, published by Hatje Cantz (2009) with Hakim Bey, David Levi-Strauss, and Arthur C. Danto. Vicario is a contributor to Pigeons on the Grass, Alas: Contemporary Curators Talk About the Field, published by The Pew Center in 2013. He served as a Center exhibitions panelist in 2011 and a Pew Fellowships evaluator in 2011.

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Located outside of West Philadelphia, The Woodlands Trust for Historic Preservation is a 54-acre, 18th-century garden, cemetery, and mansion that offers the public one of the nation’s most architecturally sophisticated neoclassical houses from the years following the American Revolution.

Center-supported performance projects and exhibitions continue to have successful presentations after their initial premieres in our region.

Collaborators & Colleagues

The Institute of Contemporary Art set about organizing the first posthumous survey on the art of Jason Rhoades, consulting with the artist’s colleagues and collectors.

Grants & Grantees

The Crossing commissioned composers Chris Jonas, Gene Coleman, and Gabriel Jackson to write new choral works based on poems by French-American writer Pierre Joris.

Berlin-based visual artist Katharina Grosse will transform one of Philadelphia’s major transportation thoroughfares with a series of seven bright, bold installations.

Grants & Grantees

In 1999 the Center awarded Pew Fellowships to 12 Philadelphia-based artists, and grants to 46 dance, music, theater, and visual arts organizations and practitioners in the greater Philadelphia region.

The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education embarked on a comprehensive re-envisioning of its art program to align it more fully with its overall goals.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Roddy Bogawa’s work is known for its investigation of history and culture via lyrical lo-fi means and innovative narrative structures.

Grants & Grantees

Sarah McEneaney is a painter and a 1993 Pew Fellow.

Grants & Grantees

Eileen Beff is a visual artist and 1994 Pew Fellow.

Grants & Grantees

Judd Greenstein is a composer and music presenter based in Brooklyn, NY. He curates the Ecstatic Music Festival, an annual showcase of new collaborative concerts between artists from different musical worlds.