Wouter Welling is the curator of contemporary African art and the African diaspora at the Afrika Museum (Berg en Dal) as well as a guest curator of contemporary art at the Royal Tropical Institute (Amsterdam). Since the 80s he has been working as an art critic and a curator, occupying himself with work on globalization and interculturalism in the art world.
Welling has written numerous articles and publications about both western and non-western art. While at the Afrika Museum, he has published the books Ad Fontes! Een interculturele zoektocht naar verborgen bronnen (2001), >Kijken zonder Grenzen – hedendaagse kunst in het Afrika Museum, de collectie Valk en verder (2006) en Roots & More – De Reis van de Geesten (with Irene Hübner, 2009). For the Royal Tropical Institute, he has drafted a policy on contemporary art (2008). In 2009 he has published a monograph on Indonesian artist Heri Dono (with Helena Spanjaard).