Cassie da Costa
Andrea K. Scott
David L. Ulin
Andrew V. Uroskie
Seth Colter Walls
Robert Jackson Wood
Hilton Als is a staff writer for The New Yorker magazine. He is the author of White Girls and is the co-author of Robert Gober: The Heart Is Not a Metaphor, and was awarded the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Criticism. View articles by Hilton Als here.
Monica Amor is a professor of modern and contemporary art at the Maryland Institute College of Art. She writes and lectures regularly on postwar and contemporary art with special attention to interdisciplinary practices and the dynamics of global modernity. She is the author of Theories of the Nonobject: Argentina, Brazil, Venezuela, 1944-1969 (University of California Press, 2016) and is currently writing on Philippe Parreno's work. Her next book project is entitled Gego: Weaving the Space In-Between. View articles by Monica Amor here.
Saul Anton has written for Artforum, Frieze, Afterall, and many other publications. He is formerly senior editor of Bomb, and teaches at the Pratt Institute. He is the author of Lee Friedlander’s Little Screens (2015) and Warhol’s Dream (2007). View articles by Saul Anton here.
George Baker is a co-editor of October magazine, and a frequent critic for publications including Artforum, Aperture, Texte zur Kunst, and Frieze. He is completing a book on contemporary photography, entitled Lateness and Longing: On the Afterlife of Photography, and has recently worked closely with artists Paul Chan and Walead Beshty on their respective books of collected writings. He teaches modern and contemporary art at UCLA. Read articles by George Baker here.
Eric Banks is the director of the New York Institute for the Humanities at NYU. He is the former president of the National Book Critics Circle. He was previously editor-in-chief of Bookforum and a senior editor at Artforum. View articles by Eric Banks here.
Thomas Beller is the author of four books, most recently J.D. Salinger: The Escape Artist, which won the 2015 New York City Book Award for biography/memoir. His fiction has appeared in Best American Short Stories, The St. Ann’s Review, Ploughshares, and The New Yorker. A founder and editor of Open City Magazine and Books from 1990 to 2010 and the website Mrbellersneighborhood.com, he is currently an associate professor at Tulane University. View articles by Thomas Beller here.
Hannah Black is an artist and writer from the UK. She lives in Berlin. She has previously written for Artforum, The New Inquiry, Afterall, Texte zur Kunst, and a number of other publications. Her book Dark Pool Party was published by Dominica/Arcadia Missa in February 2016. View articles by Hannah Black here.
Liz Brown is currently at work on Twilight Man: The Strange Life and Times of Harrison Post, to be published by Viking. Her writing has appeared in Bookforum, frieze, London Review of Books, Los Angeles Times, New York Times Book Review, and elsewhere. View articles by Liz Brown here.
Jean-Christophe Castelli is a New York City-based producer and screenwriter, most recently on Ang Lee’s 2016 feature, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk. He is also the author of The Making of Life of Pi (Harper Design, 2012), and his writing has appeared in Vanity Fair, Esquire, Elle, The Village Voice, and other publications. Read articles by Jean-Christophe Castelli here.
Noah Chasin writes on the intersection of human rights and the built environment in the age of twenty-first-century urbanization. He teaches at Columbia University, where he is affiliated faculty at the Institute for the Study of Human Rights, and at The New School. He is executive editor at The Drawing Center. View articles by Noah Chasin here.
Sergio Chejfec is an Argentine author of novels and essays who lives in New York. Some of his novels have been translated into English and published by Open Letter. He teaches in the Creative Writing in Spanish Program at New York University. View articles by Sergio Chejfec here.
Hailing from London and now based in New York, Ashley Clark is senior programmer of cinema at BAM in Brooklyn. He is also a contributor to publications including Film Comment, Sight & Sound, The Guardian, and Vice, and a regular guest critic on BBC television and radio. His first book is Facing Blackness: Media and Minstrelsy in Spike Lee’s Bamboozled (The Critical Press, 2015). Read articles by Ashley Clark here.
Michael Connor is artistic director of Rhizome, where he is working on the ongoing online exhibition Net Art Anthology, which will re-stage 100 works of net art over the next two years. He has curated exhibitions and projects for Yarat, Baku, Cornerhouse, Manchester, the Museum of Moving Image, New York, ACMI, Melbourne, Bell Lightbox, Toronto, FACT, Liverpool, MocaTV, and BFI, London. His writing has appeared in anthologies such as You Are Here: Art After the Internet (Cornerhouse), Digital Video Abstraction (UCPress), and Television Becoming Unglued: The Emergence of Video Processing Tools (UChicago). Read articles by Michael Connor here.
Cassie da Costa is a member of The New Yorker’s editorial staff, and produces the magazine’s video podcast series, “The Front Row.” She has contributed writing to newyorker.com, Film Comment, and Feministing.com. View articles by Cassie da Costa here.
Geeta Dayal is an arts critic and journalist, specializing in writing on twentieth-century music, culture and technology. She has written extensively for frieze and many other publications, including The Guardian, Wired, The Wire, Bookforum, Slate, The Boston Globe, and Rolling Stone. She is the author of Another Green World, a book on Brian Eno (Bloomsbury, 2009), and is currently at work on a new book on music. View articles by Geeta Dayal here.
Born in Montreal, Canada, David Deitcher is a writer, art historian, and critic whose essays have appeared in Artforum, Art in America, Parkett, the Village Voice, and other periodicals, as well as in anthologies and monographs on such artists as Sherrie Levine, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Isaac Julien, and Wolfgang Tillmans. He is the author of Stones Throw (Secretary Press, 2016) and Dear Friends: American Photographs of Men Together, 1840–1918 (Abrams, 2001); and curator of its accompanying exhibition at New York’s International Center of Photography. Since 2003, he has been core faculty at the International Center of Photography/Bard College Program in Advanced Photographic Studies. He lives in New York City. View articles by David Deitcher here.
Eva Díaz is associate professor in the History of Art and Design Department at Pratt Institute. Her book The Experimenters: Chance and Design at Black Mountain College was released last year by the University of Chicago Press. She is currently at work on a project about R. Buckminster Fuller’s ideas about space exploration, and their legacy in contemporary art, titled “After Spaceship Earth.” View articles by Eva Díaz here.
Brian Dillon’s books include The Great Explosion (Penguin, 2015), Objects in This Mirror: Essays (Sternberg Press, 2014), The Hypochondriacs (Faber & Faber, 2009), and In the Dark Room (Penguin, 2005). He is the UK editor of Cabinet magazine and teaches at the Royal College of Art, London. He is writing a book about essays and essayists. View articles by Brian Dillon here.
Aruna D’Souza is a writer based in Western Massachusetts. Her writings on art, feminism, culture, diaspora, and food have appeared in Bookforum, Art in America, Time Out New York, and The Wall Street Journal. She is currently working on a volume of Linda Nochlin’s collected essays to be published by Thames & Hudson, and is a member of the advisory board of 4Columns. View articles by Aruna D’Souza here.
Andrea Fontenot is Faculty of Critical Studies at California Institute of the Arts and teaches courses on queer visual cultures, feminism and popular culture, and critical writing. Her work has appeared in Camera Obscura, Modern Fiction Studies, Artbound, and Artillery Magazine. View articles by Andrea Fontenot here.
Sasha Frere-Jones is a writer and musician from Brooklyn. He lives in Los Angeles. View articles by Sasha Frere-Jones here.
Rachel Haidu is an associate professor in the Department of Art and Art History and director of the Graduate Program in Visual and Cultural Studies at the University of Rochester. She is the author of The Absence of Work: Marcel Broodthaers 1964–1976 (MIT Press/October Books, 2010) and numerous essays, most recently on the works of Ulrike Müller, Andrzej Wróblewski, Yvonne Rainer, Sharon Hayes, James Coleman, Gerhard Richter, and Sol LeWitt. Her current book manuscript examines notions of selfhood that develop in contemporary artist’s films and video, dance, and painting. View articles by Rachel Haidu here.
Ed Halter is a founder and director of Light Industry, a venue for film and electronic art in Brooklyn, New York, and Critic in Residence at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York. His writing has appeared in Artforum, The Believer, frieze, Mousse, The Village Voice, and elsewhere. He is the recipient of the Thoma Foundation 2017 Arts Writing Award in Digital Art for an emerging arts writer, awarded by the Carl & Marilynn Thoma Art Foundation. View articles by Ed Halter here.
James Hannaham has published a pair of novels: Delicious Foods, a PEN/Faulkner Award winner and New York Times Notable Book, and God Says No, a Lambda Book Award finalist. He practices many other types of writing, art, and performance, and teaches a few of them at the Pratt Institute. View articles by James Hannaham here.
Tobi Haslett was born in New York. He has written about art, film, and literature for n+1, The New Yorker, Artforum, The Village Voice, and elsewhere. He is currently a doctoral student in English at Yale. Read articles by Tobi Haslett here.
Will Heinrich was born in Manhattan and spent his early childhood in Japan. His novel The King’s Evil, published by Scribner in 2003, won a PEN/Robert Bingham Fellowship in 2004. He currently lives in Queens with his wife and daughter and writes about art for The New York Times. Read articles by Will Heinrich here.
Jeanine Herman is the translator of ten works of fiction and nonfiction, including books by Julia Kristeva (The Sense and Nonsense of Revolt, Intimate Revolt, and Hatred and Forgiveness), Julien Gracq, Kettly Mars, Laure (Colette Peignot), and Nicolas Bourriaud. She is a Chevalier in the French Order of Arts and Letters. Read articles by Jeanine Herman here.
Hermione Hoby grew up in London and lives in Brooklyn. She writes about culture and gender for The Guardian, The New Yorker, The New York Times, and others. Her debut novel, Neon in Daylight, will be published next year. View articles by Hermione Hoby here.
Matt Hooley is a visiting assistant professor in the Consortium of Studies in Race, Colonialism, and Diaspora at Tufts University. He writes about Indigenous literary and visual arts modernisms, US colonialism, and the environment. He received a PhD in English and Native Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is working on a book project titled Ordinary Empire: Native Modernism and the Ecologies of Settlement. View articles by Matt Hooley here.
Nico Israel, a professor of English at the CUNY Graduate Center and Hunter College, is the author of two books, Outlandish: Writing between Exile and Diaspora (Stanford, 2000) and Spirals: The Whirled Image in Twentieth-Century Literature and Art (Columbia, 2015). He has published numerous articles on modernist and contemporary literature and literary theory and over seventy-five essays on contemporary visual art, many of them for Artforum. View articles by Nico Israel here.
Evan James’s work has appeared in Oxford American, Catapult, the New York Times, the New York Observer, Town & Country, Travel + Leisure, The Sun, and elsewhere. His essay “Lovers’ Theme” was selected by Eula Biss as the winner of the 2016 Iowa Review Award in nonfiction. He is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where he received an MFA in Fiction. He has received fellowships from Yaddo and the Carson McCullers Center. He lives in New York. View articles by Evan James here.
Nora Khan is a writer of essays, fiction, and criticism. She is a 2016 Thoma Foundation Arts Writing Fellow in Digital Art, a current Eyebeam Research Resident, and a contributing editor at Rhizome. She publishes frequently on digital art, electronic music, the philosophy of technology, and artificial intelligence, among other topics, in Rhizome, Art in America, The Village Voice, California Sunday, Conjunctions, After Us, and AVANT. She collaborates frequently with artists and musicians. She now lives in New York. View articles by Nora Khan here.
Alex Kitnick, Brant Family Fellow in Contemporary Arts at Bard College, is an art historian and critic based in New York. His writing has appeared in publications ranging from October to May. View articles by Alex Kitnick here.
Gia Kourlas was the dance editor of Time Out New York from 1995 to 2015. Since 2000, she has regularly contributed to The New York Times, where she writes dance reviews, news items, essays, and features. Her writing has appeared in numerous publications, including Dance Magazine, Dance Now, and Vogue. View articles by Gia Kourlas here.
Chris Kraus is the author of four novels and two books of art and cultural criticism, including I Love Dick, Summer of Hate, and Where Art Belongs. Her forthcoming biography of Kathy Acker will be published by Semiotexte in September 2017. Chris Kraus lives in LA, where she is a co-editor of Semiotexte, and teaches writing at European Graduate School. View articles by Chris Kraus here.
Sowon Kwon is an artist based in New York City. Her recent work includes contributions in Triple Canopy magazine and Broodthaers Society of America. She is currently working on forthcoming projects with Full Haus in Los Angeles, CA and Gallery Simon in Seoul, Korea. She also teaches in the Graduate Fine Arts Program at Parsons The New School. View articles by Sowon Kwon here.
Reinaldo Laddaga is a writer and critic who lives in New York. Among his latest books are Things that a Mutant Needs to Know. More Short and Amazing Stories, a collection of short stories and musical miniatures made in collaboration with eighteen composers; a memoir about growing up with an amateur writer as a father (Un prólogo a los libros de mi padre, A Prologue to my Father’s Books); a collection of short and partially fictional biographies titled Tres vidas secretas (Three Secret Lives): John D. Rockefeller, Walt Disney, Osama bin Laden; and an essay on collaborative production in the arts (“Estética de la emergencia,” Aesthetics of Emergency). His website is www.rladdaga.net. View articles by Reinaldo Laddaga here.
Nicolas Linnert is an art critic and historian living in New York. He is a regular contributor to Artforum, and was recently a Helena Rubinstein Critical Studies Fellow of the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Studies Program. View articles by Nicolas Linnert here.
Kevin McGarry is a New Hampshire-born writer based in Los Angeles. He contributes to several art and culture publications, and co-directs the Migrating Forms film festival at BAMCinématek. View articles by Kevin McGarry here.
M. Milks is the author of Kill Marguerite and Other Stories, winner of the 2015 Devil’s Kitchen Reading Award in Fiction and a Lambda Literary Award finalist, as well as three chapbooks, most recently The Feels, an exploration of fan fiction and affect. Milks is fiction editor at The Account, and editor of the books The &NOW Awards 3: The Best Innovative Writing, 2011–2013 and Asexualities: Feminist and Queer Perspectives. View articles by M. Milks here.
Daniel Penny is a critic, journalist, and poet with an MFA in creative nonfiction from Columbia University. His writing has appeared in Boston Review, the New Republic, The New Inquiry, The Rumpus, The Village Voice, Slice Magazine, and others. He teaches writing at Parsons and Columbia. You can follow him @dwpenny. View articles by Daniel Penny here.
Julie Phillips is the award-winning author of James Tiptree, Jr.: The Double Life of Alice B. Sheldon. She lives in Amsterdam, reviews fiction for the Dutch newspaper Trouw, and is working on a biographical book about creativity and mothering. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Ms., and The Village Voice, among others. She is a member of the advisory board of 4Columns. View articles by Julie Phillips here.
Alexander Provan is the editor of Triple Canopy and a contributing editor of Bidoun. He is the recipient of a 2015 Creative Capital | Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant and was a 2013–15 fellow at the Vera List Center for Art and Politics. His writing has appeared in Frieze, Artforum, Bookforum, Art in America, The Nation, and several anthologies and exhibition catalogues. His work as an individual and with Triple Canopy has been exhibited and performed at the fourteenth Istanbul Biennial: “Saltwater: A Theory of Thought Forms”; the Whitney Museum of American Art, in the 2014 Whitney Biennial; the New Museum, as part of “Surround Audience: The Generational Triennial”; Museum Tinguely (Basel); the Swiss Institute; the Museum of Modern Art; the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver; MoMA PS1; Artissima 18; and Centro Cultural Montehermoso Kulturunea (Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain). View articles by Alexander Provan here.
James Quandt is senior curator at the Toronto International Film Festival Cinematheque, where he has programmed hundreds of film series and organized several international touring retrospectives over the past twenty-five years. A frequent contributor to Artforum and to several anthologies of film scholarship, he has also edited monographs on directors Shohei Imamura, Kon Ichikawa, Robert Bresson, and Apichatpong Weerasethakul. View articles by James Quandt here.
Alissa Quart is the executive editor of the journalism nonprofit Economic Hardship Reporting Project, and the author of four books, Monetized and Branded and among them. Her forthcoming nonfiction book is about inequality. View articles by Alissa Quart here.
Ben Ratliff is the author of four books, including Every Song Ever. View articles by Ben Ratliff here.
Frances Richard is the author of Anarch. (Futurepoem, 2012), The Phonemes (Les Figues Press, 2012), and See Through (Four Way Books, 2003). She writes frequently about contemporary art and is co-author, with Jeffrey Kastner and Sina Najafi, of Odd Lots: Revisiting Gordon Matta-Clark’s “Fake Estates” (Cabinet Books, 2005); currently she is editing a volume of essays on Joan Jonas (Wattis Institute, forthcoming). She teaches at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco. View articles by Frances Richard here.
Lucinda Rosenfeld is the author of four novels, including What She Saw . . ., I’m So Happy for You, and The Pretty One. Her new novel, CLASS, will be published in January by Little Brown. Her fiction and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, Slate, Creative Non Fiction, and The New York Times. View articles by Lucinda Rosenfeld here.
Sukhdev Sandhu directs the Colloquium for Unpopular Culture at New York University. A former Critic of the Year at the British Press Awards, he writes for The Guardian, makes radio documentaries for the BBC, and runs the Texte and Töne publishing imprint. View articles by Sukhdev Sandhu here.
Martha Schwendener is an art critic for The New York Times and a visiting associate professor at New York University. She recently edited a book of Vilém Flusser’s writings for Artforum (São Paulo: Metaflux, forthcoming) and is working on a book, based on a dissertation completed at the CUNY Graduate Center in 2016, exploring Flusser’s philosophies of language, technical images, and communications and their relationship with art. View articles by Martha Schwendener here.
Andrea K. Scott is a writer and editor on the staff of The New Yorker magazine, where she has written on subjects ranging from a profile of the sculptor Sarah Sze to an appreciation of the downtown art maven Lia Gangitano. Her writing has also appeared in The New York Times, T Magazine, W, Parkett, Cabinet, and frieze, as well as in monographs and museum catalogues. In 2014, she was the recipient of the Creative Capital | Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant View articles by Andrea K. Scott here.
Aveek Sen studied and taught English literature at Calcutta and Oxford. He won the 2009 Infinity Award for writing on photography, given by the International Center of Photography, New York, and has written with artists like Dayanita Singh, Roni Horn, and Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster. He enjoys writing across literature, the visual arts, cinema, music, and everyday life. He is associate editor of The Telegraph, Calcutta, for which he writes a column called “Art & Life.” View articles by Aveek Sen here.
Helen Shaw writes about theater for Time Out New York and The Village Voice, and has contributed to Performing Arts Journal, American Theater, and TheatreForum. She also teaches theater studies at NYU, was twice curator of the Prelude Festival, and is working on a book about the diabolical genius of Mac Wellman and downtown theater. View articles by Helen Shaw here.
Brian Seibert is the author of What the Eye Hears: A History of Tap Dancing, which was a finalist for a National Book Critics Circle Award and won an Anisfield-Wolf Book Award. Since 2011, he has been a dance critic and features writer for The New York Times, and he has contributed to The New Yorker since 2002. His reviews, features, and essays have appeared in The Village Voice, The Los Angeles Times, Slate, Dance Magazine, and The Threepenny Review, among other publications. View articles by Brian Seibert here.
Judith Stein is a writer and curator specializing in postwar American art. Her biography, Eye of the Sixties, Richard Bellamy and the Transformation of Modern Art (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2016), earned an Athenaeum Literary Award. Her exhibitions include The Figurative Fifties: New York Figurative Expressionism, and I Tell My Heart, The Art of Horace Pippin, shown at the Metropolitan Museum. A longtime contributor to Art in America, she is a former arts reviewer for NPR’s Fresh Air. She is the recipient of a Pew Fellowship in the Arts in literary nonfiction, a Creative Capital | Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant, and a Lannan Residency Fellowship, Marfa, TX. View articles by Judith Stein here.
René Steinke is a 2016 Guggenheim Fellow. Her most recent novel, Friendswood (Riverhead), was shortlisted for the St. Francis Literary Prize and was named one of NPR’s Great Reads. Her previous novel, Holy Skirts, an imaginative retelling of the life of the artist and provocateur Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven, was a finalist for the National Book Award. She is currently the director of the MFA program in Creative Writing at Fairleigh Dickinson University. She lives in Brooklyn. View articles by René Steinke here.
Maxine Swann is the author of three novels: Flower Children, Serious Girls, and The Foreigners. She has received a Harold D. Vursell Memorial Award from the Academy of Arts and Letters and her stories have been featured in The Best American Short Stories, O’Henry Prize Stories, Pushcart Prize Stories, and the series Selected Shorts. Her New York Times Magazine article “The Professor, the Bikini Model and the Suitcase Full of Trouble” was chosen for Longform’s “Most Entertaining of 2013,” and was optioned for a feature film by Fox Searchlight. Born in Pennsylvania, she has been living in Buenos Aires since 2001 and is a founding editor of the bilingual cultural magazine The Buenos Aires Review. View articles by Maxine Swann here.
Ania Szremski is the managing editor of 4Columns. From 2011–15, she was the chief curator of Townhouse, a nonprofit contemporary art space in Cairo, Egypt; she was also a founding editor of Mada Masr, Egypt’s premiere platform for independent, progressive journalism. She is a recipient of a 2016 Creative Capital | Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant. View articles by Ania Szremski here.
Amy Taubin is a contributing editor for Artforum, Film Comment, and Sight and Sound magazines. She is the author of Taxi Driver in the British Film Institute’s Film Classics series and co-author of the monograph James Nares (Rizzoli, 2014.) She has been a member of the selection committee for the New York Film Festival since 2012. She teaches at the School of Visual Arts, NYC. View articles by Amy Taubin here.
David L. Ulin is the author of Sidewalking: Coming to Terms with Los Angeles, which was shortlisted for the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay. A 2015 Guggenheim Fellow, he is the former book editor and book critic of The Los Angeles Times. View articles by David L. Ulin here.
Andrew V. Uroskie is the author of Between the Black Box and the White Cube: Expanded Cinema and Postwar Art (University of Chicago Press, 2014). He serves as Associate Professor of Modern Art and Media at Stony Brook University in New York, where he directs the MA/PhD Program in Art History & Criticism. His new book project The Kinetic Imaginary was awarded a 2016 Creative Capital Arts Writers Grant. View articles by Andrew V. Uroskie here.
Seth Colter Walls is a critic and reporter whose writing on music, books, and film has appeared in The Guardian, Pitchfork, The Village Voice, and The London Review of Books. He is the author of the novel Gaza, Wyoming. View articles by Seth Colter Walls here.
Robert Jackson Wood is a Brooklyn-based freelance writer. He has written for The Brooklyn Rail, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, WQXR radio, and French Institute Alliance Française, among other publications and places. He holds a PhD in musicology from the CUNY Graduate Center, with a dissertation on modernism and composer Edgard Varèse. View articles by Robert Jackson Wood here.
Steven Zultanski is the author of four books of poetry, most recently Bribery (Ugly Duckling Press, 2014) and Agony (BookThug, 2012). His critical writing has appeared in Art in America, Convolutions, Los Angeles Review of Books, Mousse, and elsewhere. In January 2017, an art exhibition inspired by his writing, entitled You can tell I’m alive and well because I weep continuously., showed at the Knockdown Center in Queens. Read articles by Steven Zultanski here.