Michael Wellen

Michael Wellen


CCL Class of 2024


Tate Modern


Senior Curator, International Art

Institution at time of Fellowship

Tate Modern


Glenn Lowry, The Museum of Modern Art - MoMA

Michael Wellen is Senior Curator, International Art at Tate Modern, where he is in charge of  displays of the collection across the museum. He has curated the Philip Gustonretrospective (currently on view), Lubaina Himid (2021), and Takis (2019), together with Guy Brett. He is a specialist of modern and contemporary art from Latin America, and led Tate’s strategic planning, acquisitions, and display of works from Latin America and diasporas from 2016-2022.  He conceived of pivotal collection displays such as Cecilia Vicuña and Joseph Beuys, A Year in Art: 1973, and staged Ernesto Salmerón's Auras of War in Turbine Hall as well as live performances of Tunga’s work. From 2011-2016 he served as Assistant Curator of Latin American and Latino Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. He holds an MA and PhD in art history from the University of Texas at Austin.

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