Adrian Dannatt has been, very occasionally, an actor, editor, curator, writer and artist. He has organized exhibitions at venues ranging from Frank Lloyd Wright’s Price Tower Arts Center in Oklahoma to Storefront for Art & Architecture (NY) and Paul Kasmin Gallery. His own work has been exhibited at institutions varied as the Whitworth Art Gallery and Deitch Projects in SoHo. For ten years he was New York columnist for The Art Newspaper and his books include The US Holocaust Memorial Museum (Phaidon), Jan Worst (Sperone) and Anthony Palliser (Editions du Regard). Described by Guy Debord as “ce héros journaliste”, he has also been called an “irritating animated Brit Twit” by Entertainment Weekly and was summed up by Malcolm McLaren himelf thus “ his reputation precedes him as a ‘trouble-maker’ and ‘mischief-maker’.”
Anthony Haden-Guest is a writer, reporter and cartoonist. He has published in leading magazines in Britain and America, most recently in Esquire and GQ (UK) and Britain’s Observer Magazine. An Emmy Award winner, Haden-Guest’s most recent books are True Colors: The Real Life of the Art World (Grove Atlantic), The Last Party: Studio 54, Disco and the Culture of the Night (William Morrow & Co,) and a book of cartoons, The Chronicles of Now (The Allworth Press), as well as the latest: In The Mean Time (Freight Volume).
Ajai Raj is a freelance journalist in New York City. In addition to writing about art for Artery NYC, he has contributed to COSMOS Magazine and Scientific American Mind, as well as the New York Daily News, City Limits and other local media. He is completing a Masters degree at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.
Alexandra Peers writes on culture for the Wall Street Journal, New York magazine and The New York Times, among other publications. As an editor, she oversaw significant expansions of culture coverage at the Wall Street Journal and the New York Observer and, as a reporter, she pioneered coverage of the modern-day art market. She’s spoken on arts issues at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Hermitage and the Smithsonian and on CBS, NBC and PBS. A lifelong New Yorker, she taught feature writing at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.
The son of a gallerist, Ben Austin grew up around contemporary art. After curating exhibitions at his mother’s Catto Gallery in Hampstead, he later founding CorporateCatto, a successful art for offices venture. Austin’s recent curatorial projects include Light Divided at the Blouin Institute, London, Unnatural Selection at Londonewcastle Project Space and, for the Frieze Art Fair, Decadence, Decay and the Demimonde at Home House in London. He is currently the owner and Director of Fluff PR, a small creative agency promoting galleries/dealers, independent artists and fashion designers. Fluff also stages events and shows.
Christopher Hart Chambers is a visual artist from New York City. His critical writings about current art have been published in numerous prestigious periodicals internationally. He also occasionally curates exhibitions. This winter a book about his artwork was published by d'Art International.
Candice Novak's investigative reporting and features have been published in The Boston Globe and U.S. News & World Report. Her culture writing and enterprise articles have been published by Der Spiegel and Deutsche-Welle. Candice holds a Master's in Journalism from Northeastern University and has lived and worked in Honolulu, Boston, Berlin and is currently based in San Francisco.
New Delhi based independent writer and curator Deeksha Naath has realized curatorial projects worldwide with both private and public institutions, most recently Step Across This Line: Contemporary Art from Pakistan, India and Bangladesh at Asia House in London. Her previous assignments have been with the Tate Modern in London and the National Gallery of Modern Art in New Delhi. Naath is Desk Editor at Art AsiaPacific (Hong Kong) and ArtEast (Kolkata). Her writing has been published widely in books, journals, magazines and exhibition catalogues.
Elizabeth Zimmer writes about dance, theater, and books for Ballet Review, Dance Magazine, Metro, and other publications. She served as dance editor of The Village Voice from 1992 until 2006, and reviewed ballet for the Philadelphia Inquirer from 1997 through 2005. Having earned a B.A. in Literature from Bennington College and an M.A. in English from SUNY Stony Brook, she has also studied many forms of dance, especially contact improvisation with its founders. She edited Body Against Body: The Dance and other Collaborations of Bill T. Jones and Arnie Zane (Station Hill Press, 1989) and Envisioning Dance for Film and Video (Routledge, 2002. Her one-woman show, North Wing, played at two off-off-Broadway theaters, and she has appeared in the work of Christopher Williams and Kriota Willberg.
Glenn O'Brien is a writer who often writes on the subjects of art, music and fashion. He has worked as an editor at a number of publications, and published the arts and literature magazine Bald Ego from 2003-2005. For 10 years, he wrote a monthly column for ArtForum magazine and he has written the column The Style Guy for GQ for twelve years. O’Brien is the author of “How to Be a Man” published by Rizzoli.
Gillian Sneed is a New York-based critic and curator currently pursuing a PhD in modern and contemporary art at the CUNY Graduate Center. She has written for Art in America, Flash Art, and Texte zur Kunst, and is one of the editors of Magazine Forté, an online magazine of sound. Sneed also teaches modern and contemporary art history courses in the adult education program at the Museum of Modern Art.
Goran Tomcic is Croatian-American artist, writer and curator, currently based in Berlin. His essays, reviews, interviews, translations and poems have been published in the United States, Israel, Croatia and Slovenia. His artwork has been exhibited in the United States, Israel, Slovenia, Croatia, and Germany.
Jonathan Goodman is a poet, writer and critic of contemporary art. He has written for magazines such as Art in America and Sculpture. Goodman currently writes for the internet journal artcritical.com and the magazine Art Asia Pacific and teaches at Pratt Institute and the Parsons School of Design.
Julia Ain-Krupa is a writer and multi-disciplinary artist. She has worked in fashion, film and television, and has contributed to the ACE magazine, Cinema Editor. Her short film, There is Only One Love, was officially selected by the IFP festival, and was also screened at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, in New York City. Her most recent work, Dancing With Brando, was performed at the Jung Society in New York, and at a Boudicca-hosted dinner party in honor of Paris fashion week. Roman Polanski: A Life in Exile (Praeger) is her first book.
Justin Mitchell is a freelance multi-media journalist and writer working in New York. Justin has written and produced audio content for Latitude News, The New York Daily News, and Feet in 2 Worlds.
Jason Slotkin is a writer, journalist, and editor based in New York. Originally training to be an illustrator, Jason stopped drawing and started dabbling in different disciplines, from literature and film to photography, before settling on writing. He’s also a trained journalist with a master’s degree from Columbia and has previously been published in the New York Times and Willamette Week.
Kathy Rae Huffman is a curator, writer and researcher. Her recent exhibition Exchange and Evolution: Worldwide Video Long Beach 1974-1999 was part of the Los Angeles-wide, Pacific Standard Time initiative. She is an American, based in Berlin since 2008.
Kristina is a New York based writer and freelance video editor. She was born and raised in Brooklyn and graduated with a bachelor of science in broadcast journalism from Brooklyn College. She is currently pursuing a career as a journalist for arts related publications. Her favorite past time is exploring the ever changing city that she loves and discovering new and unique experiences in her own backyard.
Larry Qualls was a Contributing Editor and regular columnist for Art on Paper for a number of years before it ceased publication; his column Between the Sheets, documenting happenings in the world of prints and drawings, appeared at the front of every issue. Prior to that, he was an Associate Editor of PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art (MIT Press) for more than a dozen years. Among many pieces for that journal, he and film critic Daryl Chin prepared an annual report on film festivals from San Sebastian to Fort Lauderdale and elsewhere around the world. Together Qualls and Chin also served as editors of Art + Cinema, the first publication to deal with the field of video art at its birth in the Seventies. For more than three decades Qualls has photographed the rise and fall and rise of the New York art scene.
Marcia Morse is an artist, professor of art, and arts writer and critic living and working in Hawai`i. She has written for local publications including the Honolulu Star Bulletin and Honolulu Weekly as well as national and international magazines Artweek, ArtNews, Art in America, ArtXpress, Art Asia and Pacific and Sculpture. She has also written numerous catalogue essays for major exhibitions at the Honolulu Academy of Arts and The Contemporary Museum.
Max Blagg is a performer and writer who has appeared at numerous venues in and out of New York City, including the Kitchen, Guggenheim Museum, Jackie 60, St Marks Church, Bowery Poetry Club, CBGB, KGB Bar, Performing Garage, and many other cultural landmarks. His writing has been published in numerous magazines, including Bomb, Shiny, Interview, Village Voice, Night, Verbal Abuse, Bald Ego, Open City, Aperture etc. Together with Glenn O’Brien, he co-edits Bald Ego, a 292 page full-color magazine of art and literature.
Matthew Shen Goodman is a writer and musician based out of New York City. He also helps run the Futureperfect Festival in Stockholm, Sweden.
Milica Lapčević is a visual artist and arts and culture journalist. She has exhibited at prestigious international venues including P.S. 1 and taken part in exhibitions, video and film festivals in Sweden, France, Germany, Italy, Great Britain, Serbia and Poland. Lapčević's main fields of expression are video art, photography, poetry and new media. In 1989 she co-founded the independant video production collective Artterror and in 2006 co-founded the new media group xtended.mind. Lapčević actively writes on art and contributes research on urban landscapes through Differentiated Neighbourhoods/Belgrade and REFF/Roma projects.
Nicholas Forrest is a Sydney/London based art market analyst, art consultant and writer. He is the founder of the Art Market Blog (artmarketblog.com) which offers independent commentaries as well as research and analysis on the current art market, and has recently been published in Fabrik magazine, Verve magazine, Visual Art Beat magazine, Australian Art Collector magazine, Art & Investment magazine and many others. Nic has made several radio appearances (both nationally and internationally) as an art market expert and has received press from the likes of the New York Times, Conde Nast Portfolio and Times of London.
Nat Roe is a music writer, music venue director and sound collagist. He is the editor of WFMU’s Beware of The Blog and has contributed to Wire, Rhizome, and Signal To Noise, among others. As an artist, he has released many “chartsweeps” of top-40 lists and uses these supercuts as a premise for collage improvisation, which he airs weekly on a radio show at WFMU. Nat also cooperatively directs the DIY music venue Silent Barn.
Paddy Johnson is the founding editor of Art Fag City. In addition to her work on the blog, she has been published in New York Magazine, More Intelligent Life, Art in America, The Daily, The Guardian, and many other publications. Paddy lectures widely about art and the Internet at venues including Yale University, Parsons, Rutgers, and South by Southwest to name a few. In 2007 she received a scholarship to attend iCommons conference in Croatia as the art critic. In 2008, she served on the board of the Rockefeller Foundation New Media Fellowships and became the first blogger to earn a Creative Capital Arts Writers grant from the Creative Capital Foundation. Two years later, Johnson was nominated for best art critic at The Rob Pruitt Art Awards and won The 2010 Village Voice award for Best Art Blog. In 2011 the blog once more earned Voice award. Paddy also writes a regular column on art for The L Magazine.
Robert G. Edelman is a writer and lecturer on art, independent curator, art advisor and artist. He has lectured at the Art Institute of Chicago and MoMA in New York. Mr. Edelman worked as a director of several art galleries in New York, including Sid Deutsch, BlumHelman, Shea & Beker, Annina Nosei and Anita Friedman Fine Arts. He has written on art for the New Art Examiner, Artnews, Art in America, ArtPress in Paris, Tema Celeste and Artnet, and curated The Food Show: The Hungry Eye at the Chelsea Museum in 2007.
Randy Gladman is a Toronto-based art critic and curator. His articles about art and culture have appeared in the pages of many publications including Artforum.com, Contemporary, Canadian Art, and C Magazine and he writes a regular art column in the Financial Times of London’s How To Spend It online magazine. He is the co-founder and co-director of The Ministry of Artistic Affairs, a social art education event series, member community, and blog.
Richard Porton received his M.A. and Ph.D (with honors ) in Cinema Studies from New York University. He has taught at many universities in the New York City area including NYU, College of Staten Island, Hunter College, Yeshiva University, and Rutgers. Since 1991, he has been an editor (as well as Book Review Editor) at Cineaste, an independent film magazine founded in 1967. During his time at Cineaste, Porton has published scores of feature articles, reviews, and interviews with leading directors and actors. His work has also appeared regularly in such magazines and websites as In These Times, Newsday, Nerve, Cinema Scope, Chicago Reader, The Daily Beast, Moving Image Source, and De Filmkrant (The Netherlands). Porton’s first book Film and the Anarchist Imagination, termed an “astute and engaging study,” by The New York Times Book Review, was published by Verso in 1999. It has since been translated into Spanish and Korean; the Spanish translation was awarded a prize for the best film book published in 2001 in Spanish by the Burgos Film Festival. His anthology, Dekalog 3: On Film Festivals, was published by Wallflower/Columbia University Press in 2009. Porton is currently collaborating with Prof. Robert Stam of NYU on a survey of radical film aesthetics (to be published by Blackwell). In 2009, Porton served on the jury of the Jeonju International Film Festival in South Korea and was, together with Adrian Martin and Raymond Bellour, invited to present a “master class” on film criticism.
Sara Blazej is a recent graduate of Pratt Institute and holds a Bachelor of Fine Art in Theory, Criticism and History of Art, Architecture and Design. Originally hailing from Miami, Florida, she has worked in a number of galleries and museums located in both Miami and New York City. In addition to writing art criticism, she is a visual artist whose work spans several disciplines including video, performance, printmaking and music. She is currently based in New York.
Smadar Sheffi is a writer, art critic and art historian, and currently a doctoral candidate at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. She publishes regularly in HAARETZ newspaper and has a weekly art program on public radio. Since 2008, Smeffi has won scholarships and awards from The Lafer Center for Women and Gender Studies, The Center for Austrian Studies, and The European Forum at Hebrew University. She has curated exhibitions, mainly of Israeli contemporary art, and lectured and taken part in numerous panels and symposia on art and culture in Israel and Europe.
Xiaokun Sunny Qiu is a curator and writer who has been publishing articles in major magazines and scholarly books in the United States and China, including Art In America, Art Finance, Art Investment and Oriental Art, as well as ProQuest. She is an international art adviser for the Today Museum in Beijing and World Chinese Collectors Convention.
Tony Zaza taught himself how to draw on rainy days in Hoboken, New Jersey when it was still a rough and tumble town of dockworkers and alcoholics. He studied painting, photography, printmaking, and graphic design at the School of Visual Arts and the New School during an era when it was embarrassing to admit one had artistic tendencies and Max’s Kansas City was still unknown. Most of his early work was destroyed by his first wife. He has recently re-invented his art inclination with hundreds of drawings of New York cafés and has initiated two series of paintings of which “May I feather Your Nest” is part.
Valery Oisteanu is a writer and artist with international flavor. Born in Russia and educated in Romania, he emigrated to New York City in 1972 and has been writing in English for the past 39 years. Oisteanu is the author of eleven books of poetry, a book of short fiction and a book of essays: The AVANT-GODS (in progress). A new collection of poetry with collage illustrations titled Perks in Purgatory appeared in Fly by Night Press, New York, 2009. For the past 10 years he is a columnist at NYArts magazine and art critic for Brooklyn Rail and www.artnet.com. He is also a contributing writer for French, Spanish & Romanian art and literary magazines (La Page Blanche, Art.es, Viata Romaneasca, Observatorul Cultural, Contemporanul, Romania Literara etc.) As an artist he exhibits collages and assemblages on a regular basses at the galleries in New York and also creates collages as covers and illustrations for books and magazines.
Wolfgang Becker is the Former Founding Director of the Ludwig Forum for International Art in Aachen, Germany. Becker has curated important solo exhibitions of Roy Lichtenstein, Duane Hanson, Luciano Fabro, A. R. Penck, Georg Baselitz, On Kawara, Imi Knoebel, Katharina Fritsch, Frédéric Bruly-Bouabré, Chéri Samba, Richard Tuttle, Nan Goldin, Christian Boltanski, Keith Haring and others. A distinguished critic and writer, Becker became a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in Paris in 1990.
Xiomara Martinez-White is a lifelong New Yorker, with a few stints abroad in Spain, France, and South Africa. She began in journalism at the Smith College Sophian newspaper, writing the music review column "It's Only Rock 'n' Roll," and has continued as a writer, editor and reporter in the arts and entertainment field. Her work has been published in Marie Claire, People.com., The Frisky.com and The New York Times' In Transit blog.