Michael Wellen to Join Tate as Curator of International Art

Tate announced today that it has appointed Michael Wellen as curator of international art. Wellen will focus on further developing the representation of art from Latin America in Tate’s collection and its exhibition program at Tate Modern. He will join the institution in December.

Wellen has served as assistant curator of Latin American and Latino art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston since 2011. He cocurated numerous exhibitions, including “Antonio Berni: Juanito and Ramona,” 2013–2014, and “Contingent Beauty: Contemporary Art from Latin America,” 2015–2016. Previously, Wellen worked as a researcher and writer for the Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art in Austin and a lecturer at Rice University where he taught a “Latin American Art and Film Since 1960” seminar. Wellen earned his BA in history and anthropology from Rutgers University and his MA and Ph.D. in modern and contemporary art from the University of Texas.