Dr Mercedes Vicente is a curator, writer, and researcher. She is an Associate Tutor in Critical & Historical Studies at the Royal College of Art, London. She has held positions as interim Director of Education and Public Programmes at Whitechapel Gallery in London, Curator of Contemporary Art at Govett-Brewster Art Gallery in New Zealand, and Research Curatorial Assistant at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, among others.
Her AHRC-funded PhD at the Royal College of Art focused on the work of early video artist Darcy Lange. Mercedes has curated numerous exhibitions at institutions such as Tate Modern, Ikon Gallery, Camera Austria and CCA NTU Singapore. Her extensive writing and editorial credits include books, exhibition catalogues and art journals.
She is the editor of Darcy Lange: Study of an Artist at Work (Govett-Brewster Art Gallery and Ikon Gallery, 2008; Spanish edition EACC, 2012) and author of a forthcoming monograph on Lange (Palgrave MacMillan, 2022).
In 2017, Mercedes was CIRCUIT's Curator-at-large. She curated Thick Cinema, a series of new artist's works for cinema.