The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis has announced the appointments of Adrienne Edwards as visual arts curator at large and Vincenzo de Bellis as visual arts curator.Edwards, who currently serves as a curator and head of programming at Performa and is in the process of completing a Ph.D. in performance studies, will continue to work out of New York. Her curatorial focus includes artists of the African diaspora and the global South, and she has curated programs, projects, and performances Edgar Arceneaux, Juliana Huxtable, Rashid Johnson, Senga Nengudi, Lorraine O’Grady, and Carrie Mae Weems, among other artists.
De Bellis, on the other hand, will be relocating to Minneapolis from Milan. He cofounded the Peep-Hole Art Center there in 2009, and has served as artistic dorector of the Milan International Fair of Modern and Contemporary Art—or Miart, as its styles itself—since 2012. At the Walker, de Bellis will lead grant and campus initiatives, including the forthcoming renovation of the Walker campus and the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, and will head the acquisition of works for the institution’s permanent collection.