Doing Time, Floating Opera Press, March 2021.
Doing Time, the main essay in the collection, was first written in 2016 and is structured around my correspondence with Michael, then an inmate in a California prison. What follows from this premise are extended reflections on the nature of our relationship as it developed over almost five years; what it means for us to be so different, what we share in spite, and what stands between us: the insidious logic of the carceral state. Joined by four related texts from the subsequent years, the book makes a portrait of an unlikely friendship, but is also a personal account of a decade of identity politics, and getting to grips with the ethical implications of being a writer.
I am the proud winner of the Broken Dimanche Press Writing Prize 2020. An excerpt of my novel, to be published in early 2022, is part of the reader available through their website.
Misc. writing for art publications
"Art criticism is too easy", feature for Paletten, print, winter 2019.
Reporting from India Art Fair, Harper's Bazaar Arabia, February, 2019 (Print only)
Curated By Florian Pumhösl, Meyer Kainer, Vienna, Die Springerin, Winter 2019.
Kochi-Muziris Biennial, ArtNews, March 2019.
Exhibitions & Catalogues
"Life is sad and art is vapid" on the comics of Jaakko Pallasvuo for Det Grymma Svärdet, Lystrings Forlag, summer 2020.
On the work of Leiko Ikemura for Sainsbury Art Centre, 2020.
On Mark Rothko's Seagram Murals for the Colour Journal's "Red" issue, 2020.
On Alvaro Siza for Nanushka's Portugal book, 2020.
Catalogue essay:Travelling Light: on the contents of Jong Oh’s backpack, Jochen Hempel, Fall 2019
Catalogue Essay: Invisible Pictures: On the late Paintings of EW Nay for Aurel Scheibler, Summer 2019.
Exhibition Text: Kirstine Roepstorff and Matyas Chochola for Cermak/Eisenkraft, Prague, May 2019.
Profiles: Elaine Reichek, Anne Wilson, Reena Kallat in Vitamin T: Threads and Textiles, Phaidon, 2018.
Exhibition Text: Peter Voss-Knude at Grimmmuseum, Berlin, April 2018.
A drama-free sublime: On the work of Andreas Johnen, Catalogue essay, 2018.
Exhibition Text: Simon Brejcha & Martin Velisek at Cermak/Eisenkraft, Prague, March 2018.
Catalogue Essay: "Apocalypse, Style, Play: On the Art of Milan Kunc and Jiří Černický, Cermak / Eisenkraft Gallery, Prague, August 2017.
Artist's biographies: "Soft g", Schwules Museum, Berlin, 2017.
Wall Texts: "Gosh! Is it alive?", ARKEN Museum for Modern Art, Copenhagen, 2017.
Artist's Biographies: "The 8th Climate: What does art do?", Gwangju Biennial, 2016.
Talks, lectures and teaching
Lecture-seminar: Art criticism between description and fiction, Konstfack, Stockholm, September 2020.
Tutor, Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm, May 2020.
Berlin Program for Artists tutor, April 2020.
Conversation with Vivian Greven, Galerie Aurel Scheibler, Berlin, October 2019.
Artist talk with Sandra Vaka Olsen, Stavanger Kunsthal, October 2019.
Writing workshop: "Art criticism as auto-fiction" at Bergen Kunsthal. October, 2019.
Panel discussion: Art criticism and a different view on Vienna's art scene, at Vienna Contemporary, 2019.
Talk: The Disintegration of the Critic, On Jill Johnston at Bergen Kunsthal, with Axel Wieder, Fiona McGovern and Megan Francis Sullivan.
Talk: "Art Criticism is Too Easy" at the conference Punctum Caesura: Art Criticism in the New Public Sphere, Nya Småland and the Swedish Art Foundation, November 2018.
Lecture: "Why I Can't Write Fiction": On real-life experiences and the question of presence in art and writing, for Nordens Biskops Arnö's Debutant Seminar. June 2018.
Lecture: "Using People": On appropriation of experience in art and literature, for the Museum of World Culture and Glänta, Gothenburg, November 2017.
This lecture was given subsequently at Grimm Museum, Berlin, Last Tango, Zürich, and the Index Foundation, Stockholm.