Xavier Robles Armas

  • Interdisciplinary
  • Queens, NY

Xavier Robles Armas is a multidisciplinary artist and curator with a keen interest in leisurely practices in public space, photography, Mexican-American literature, and the ways Mexican migration has shaped space and architecture throughout the United States. He is currently the Events and Arts Manager for the Latinx Project at New York University, where he curated Tinkuy: Converging Ecologies (2023) and supported the organization of the exhibitions Re-collections (2024) and Allow me to Gather Myself (2023).

Xavier was most recently part of the A&L Berg Foundation’s inaugural cohort of emerging Latinx curators. He has held fellowships at the Queens Museum and the Art Institute of Chicago and has worked as a curator, educator, and programmer at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago; ProArts Gallery, Oakland; Southern Exposure Gallery, San Francisco; Grand Central Art Center, Cal State Fullerton; and the Eric Carle Museum, Amherst, MA. Currently enrolled in the Performance Studies Master’s program at New York University, Xavier also holds an MFA in Photography from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a BA in Architecture Studies from Hampshire College. Born in Zacatecas, Mexico, Xavier made his way to Queens, New York—where he currently resides—by way of Santa Ana, California.

“My goal in attending is to foster a mutual exchange of knowledge for what we can collectively contribute to the field based on what we now know and continue to learn. As national interest in Latinx art grows and my experiences continue to challenge me––the time is now to be in communion with others to anchor our experiences and find sustainable ways to expand and make meaningful connections in the field.”