Xavier Tavera’s Borderlands at Somerset Public Library

Mike R. Curran writes about the exhibition touring libraries within the St. Croix Valley.

Mike R. Curran is an arts writer and curator living in Minneapolis. His essays and reviews have been featured in Art Papers, Public Parking, Mn Artists, MPLSART.COM, and St. Olaf College’s Flaten Art Museum. He has curated programming at artist-run galleries including Mirror Lab, Waiting Room, and Normal Residential Purposes. With his collaborator Tom Bierlein, he was awarded an Early-Career Artist Project Grant from Forecast Public Art, through which they organized Area of Concern—a public program at Crosby Farm Regional Park centered on ecological grief. He holds a B.A. in geography from Macalester College, and will begin a graduate program at the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College in fall 2024.