BURNAWAY and Pelican Bomb, an online art magazine based in New Orleans, have selected the three critics for their inaugural Critic-in-Residence Program.
They are Eva Díaz, a New York-based critic who teaches at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn; Erin Dziedzic, curator and head of adult programs at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City, Missouri; and Noah Simblist, an artist and associate professor at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.
Together with Pelican Bomb, we invited art writers from across the country to submit applications. We received over 70 submissions, which were carefully whittled down by our independent selection committee.
The three critics will travel individually to each city for one week. They will make studio visits and take tours of museums, galleries, and private collections, give a public lecture, conduct a student writers’ workshop, and participate in a peer-to-peer discussion group.
Díaz received a Creative Capital / Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant in 2012 for her book-in-progress, The Fuller Effect: The Critique of Design in Postwar Art. Her book The Experimenters: Chance and Design at Black Mountain College will be in stores this fall, published by the University of Chicago Press.
Dziedzic is the founder of the online publication artcore journal and has contributed essays to numerous exhibition catalogues and books, including those on Steve Locke, Clare Rojas, and Hung Liu. Her critical interests include regionalism, exile, and the immigrant experience.
Simblist has contributed to various print and online publications, including Art21 Magazine, Modern Painters, Glasstire, and Art Papers, and has organized and participated in panels at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and Southern Methodist University on such topics as race and sexuality in the work of Glenn Ligon, and labor and class in the arts.
Stay tuned for updates about their visits!
The critic-in-residence program is generously supported by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, Lambent Foundation, the Joan Mitchell Foundation, Possible Futures Foundation, City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs, and Fulton County Arts and Culture.