Christian Viveros-Fauné is a New York-based writer and curator, ex-art dealer and ex-art fair director (art fairs VOLTA and NEXT). As a writer, he has published in, among other venues, Art in America, Art in Australia, artnet, Artnews, ArtNexus, Art Papers, Art Review, The Baffler, Departures Magazine, El Mercurio (Chile), Frieze, Lapiz (Spain), La Tercera (Chile), Life & Style (Mexico), Quien (Mexico), The New Yorker, The Paris Review Daily and The New York Press (for which he was the weekly art critic between 1998-2003).
Viveros-Fauné has also contributed essays for various catalogs of contemporary art, among them “Zhao Gang, The Road to Serfdom” (Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China); “Ahmed Alsoudini” (Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, USA); “Authentic/Ex-centric: Conceptualism in Contemporary African Art (Biennale di Venezia 49); “Lisa Yuskavage” (Museo Tamayo de Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City, Mexico); “Beuys and Beyond” (Deutsche Bank Collection traveling exhibition); “Bronx Calling: The First Aim Biennial” (Bronx Museum, NY, USA); “Ahmed Alsoudani” (Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, USA).
Between 2001-2018 he has curated the exhibitions Miki Kratsman: People I Met / Gente que conocí (MAC Quinta Normal, Santiago, Chile); Camino de Servidumbre II (MAC Quinta Normal, Santiago, Chile); Superflex: The Corrupt Show and the Speculative Machine (MAC Quinta Normal, Santiago, Chile); Pintura Ascendente / Painting From the Bottom Up and Richard Mosse: The Devil You Know (CAAM Atlantic Modern Art Center, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain); Ricos y Famosos: Young Chilean Art in a New Millenium (Museo de la Solidaridad, Santiago, Chile); Armando Morales (Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Monterrey, Mexico); Jusidman: Paintworks (Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City and Museo Amparo, Puebla, Mexico), Plain Air: Extraordinary Landscapes (2nd Canary Island Biennial, Tenerife, Spain); Silencio para 5 + En la pampa (Museo de Bellas Artes, Santiago, Chile), as well as hundreds of gallery exhibitions in the U.S. Viveros-Fauné curated (together with Jota Castro) Dublin Contemporary 2011, the inaugural Irish biennial of contemporary art (dublincontemporary.com), which took place across multiple venues in Dublin including The National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, The Royal Hibernian Academy, and The Douglas Hyde Gallery.
Viveros-Fauné was awarded the 2010 Creative Capital/Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant, named inaugural Critic-in-Residence at the Bronx Museum for 2010/2011 and served on the 2012 committee to select Chile’s representative to the 55th Venice Biennale. He has been a Lecturer at Yale University and Pratt University, as well as a Visiting Critic at the Rhode Island School of Design and Holland’s Rietveld Academie. A collection of his criticism, Greatest Hits: Arte en Nueva York 2001-2011, has just been issued in Spanish by Metales Pesados, S.A. Greatest Hits, (Version Ampliada): Arte en Nueva York 2001-2016 will be published by Spain’s CENDEAC in 2017.