Mercedes Vicente is a curator, writer, lecturer and researcher. She teaches Critical and Contextual Studies at London Met and UAL and previously at the Royal College of Art (RCA). She has held positions as Director of Education and Public Programmes at Whitechapel Gallery, 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 in Critical Writing at the RCA 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 (2008) and author of a forthcoming monograph on the artist (Palgrave MacMillan 2023).