Gilbert Vicario is The Selig Family Chief Curator at the Phoenix Art Museum since 2015. Prior to joining the Phoenix Art Museum he was senior curator and division head for curatorial affairs at the Des Moines Art Center from 2009-2015. Vicario recently organized the exhibition and publication Agnes Pelton: Desert Transcendentalist (traveling to New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, and Palm Springs Art Museum, California), and Ragnar Kjartansson: Scandinavian Pain and Other Myths. In 2017, he organized the first mid-career survey and publication of the American artist Sheila Pepe titled Hot Mess Formalism (traveled to the Everson Museum of Art at Syracuse University, the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, and the de Cordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, Massachusetts). Past exhibitions include Phyllida Barlow: Scree (2013); Single-channel 1-4: featuring the work of Johanna Billing, Emily Jacir, Jason Lazarus, Ragnar Kjartansson, Patty Chang, Artur Żmijewski, Gilad Ratman, and Adel Abidin; In 2006, Vicario was named U.S. Commissioner for the International Biennale of Cairo by the U.S. Department of State for the exhibition Daniel Joseph Martinez: The Fully Enlightened Earth Radiates Disaster Triumphant; and he was a participating curator in the 2007 Lyon Biennial: The History of a Decade That Has Not Yet Been Named.