Our hearty thanks go out to Mathias Jansson for his excellent series of guest blog posts exploring the history of videogame art and the genre’s current practices. You can keep up with Mathias’s latest writings on his personal website.
Next up is Aldrin Valdez, is artist and writer based in New York City. His writing has been published in the Brooklyn Rail, ArtSlant, and Degree Critical. He studies art criticism and writing at the School of Visual Arts. Aldrin’s personal website can be found here.
Valdez is currently a fellow at Queer/Art/Mentorship (Q/A/M), an experience he describes as “intimate, supportive, and open.” A year-long program founded by Lily Binns and Ira Sachs, Q/A/M brings together emerging and established queer-identified artists—a diverse group of performers, poets, filmmakers, painters, photographers, and writers—to foster growth and collectivity.