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The Critics

Alejandra Villasmil

Alejandra Villasmil

Born in Maracaibo (Venezuela) in 1972, she is the Director and Founder of Artishock. She has a degree in Social Communication, audiovisual mention, from the Andrés Bello Catholic University (Caracas, Venezuela, 1994), with free training in contemporary art (theory and practice) in schools in New York (1997-2007). In New York, she worked as a senior correspondent for the magazine Arte al Día International (2004-2007) and as a Culture correspondent for the Spanish news agency EFE (2002-2007). In Chile she was in charge of press communications for the Museum of Visual Arts (MAVI), Gabriela Mistral Gallery, Moro Gallery and the Biennial of Video and Media Arts.

Andrew Russeth

Andrew Russeth

Andrew Russeth is an art critic based in Seoul, South Korea. He has been an editor at ARTnews, Surface, and The New York Observer. He was awarded the Rabkin Prize for visual arts journalism in 2019. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, W, New York, T, Architectural Digest, Paper Monument, Bijutsu Techo, Blau, Parkett, Art+Auction, October (the beer site, not the art journal), ArtReview, Atlas Obscura, Apollo, and Modern Painters, as well as in catalogs for exhibitions at museums and galleries. In 2005 he started 16 Miles of String, a blog about contemporary art and art history in New York that has been supported by the Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant Program. In 2013, he was named Critic of the Year in the Rob Pruitt Awards. He has a B.A. in art history and political science from Columbia University and an M.S.T. in early childhood and special education from Pace University.

Pablo Helguera

Pablo Helguera

He is a New York based artist and educator. He has worked since 1991 in a variety of contemporary art museums, most recently as head of public programs at the education department of the Guggenheim Museum in New York (1998-2005). Since 2007, he is Director of Adult and Academic Programs at the Museum of Modern Art. He is the author of, among others, the following books: The Pablo Helguera Manual of Contemporary Art Style (2005, Spanish edition; 2007, English edition), Artoons 1, 2, and 3 (2009-10), and Education for Socially Engaged Art (2011). In 2021 he is launching a new publication titled Beautiful Eccentrics.

Paddy Johnson

Paddy Johnson

Paddy Johnson is the founder of VVrkshop, an online platform offering high-level professional training to artists through coaching and classes. With William Powhida she co-hosts Explain Me, a podcast on the intersection of art, money, and politics. She is the editor of the forthcoming book Impractical Spaces and the co-founder of the collaborative national publishing project Impractical Spaces (2017-present.) She is the founding editor of the contemporary art blog Art F City (2005-2018). Johnson was the first recipient of the Arts Writers Grant for blogging in 2008. In 2014, she was the subject of a VICE profile. Johnson has contributed to The New York Times, New York Magazine, The Economist, CNN, VICE, Gizmodo, Observer, Frieze Magazine, The Christian Science Monitor, The Art Newspaper, and Hyperallergic. She lives in New York with her partner.

Sky Goodden

Sky Goodden

Sky Goodden is the founding Publisher and Editor of Momus, and co-producer and co-host of Momus: The Podcast, one of The New York Times top art podcasts of 2020. She has published in multiple catalogues and art books, as well as in Frieze, Art in America, Modern Painters, Canadian Art, C Magazine, The National Post, and Art21. She currently hosts the Momus Emerging Critics Residencies in collaboration with Concordia University (Montreal), OCAD University (Toronto), and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Tamara Díaz Bringas

Tamara Díaz Bringas

She is a Cuban independent researcher and curator. She was general curator of the X Central American Biennial, San José y Limón, Costa Rica, 2016. Between 1999 and 2009 she served as adjunct curator and editorial coordinator at TEOR / éTica, San José. She has collaborated with publications such as the Art Journal, Artefacto, Tercer Texto, ArteContexto, Atlántica, Art Nexus, and Bomb Magazine. TEOR / éTica recently published a selection of her essays in the book titled Crítica Nearby, the first volume of the series Local Writings: Critical Positions from Central America, the Caribbean and their Diasporas.

Mastheads

Christian Viveros-Fauné

Co-founder and editorial adviser

Christian Viveros-Fauné

He has worked as a gallerist, art fair director, art critic and curator since 1994. He co-founded The Brooklyn Rail in 1999; between 2008 and 2016 he wrote art criticism for the Village Voice. Presently, serves as the Chief Critic for Artland and writes regularly for The Art Newspaper. Is the author of several books; his most recent, “Social Forms: A Short History of Political Art”, was published by David Zwirner Books in 2018.

Juan José Santos Mateo

Founder and chief editor

Juan José Santos Mateo

Art critic, researcher and independent curator. He is a contributor of Momus, Berlin Art Link, or ArtNexus, and on the Spanish newspaper El País. He has been contributing-editor of Momus and editor-in-chief of "Arte al Límite". He's the author of “Juicio al postjuicio. ¿Para qué sirve la crítica de arte hoy?” (2018), and “Curaduría de Latinoamérica”, vol. I and II (2018, 2020).

Collaborating Team

Danila Ilabaca

2021 illustrator

Blanca Bonet

“The Project” illustrator

Imma Santiesteban

Commercial advisor

Juan Gama de Cossío

Audiovisual advisor

Javo Landskron

Digital marketer

Ana Palma

Logo and web designer

Héloïse Maréchal

Web developer

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