New Guest Blogger: Emily Colucci, Writer and Curator, NY


Emily Colucci standing in front of a painting by Mark DeMaio.

Our huge thanks to Nina Horisaki-Christens for her wonderfully in-depth series of posts on the relation of performance art to the object! We hope to have Nina back on the blog again soon.

Next up, we’re pleased to introduce Emily Colucci as our newest blogger-in-residence. Emily is a New York-based arts writer who writes primarily as a contributor for Hyperallergic but has also published articles in Bomb Magazine, White Hot Magazine, Cacao Magazine, 22 Magazine, Anamesa and has also contributed to the Art 21 Blog. Her main interests lie in New York art from the 1970s and 1980s and current artists that maintain that same punk, Do-It-Yourself aesthetic. In addition to writing for several publications, she has also curated a Brooklyn Arts Council Regrant-awarded performance of Michael Alan’s Living Installation, a New York staple for 7 years in which artist Michael Alan turns performers into living sculptures.

Emily also focuses on issues of AIDS activism and LGBTQ issues in the arts. Graduating from New York University with an interdisciplinary Master’s in Art History and Gender/Sexuality Studies, she organized a panel discussion on the issues surrounding David Wojnarowicz’s film “A Fire In My Belly” with panelists Dr Thomas Crow, Karen Finley and Leon Hilton, as well as published an academic article on David Wojnarowicz’s representations of his mentor and lover Peter Hujar. She has also worked in various art-related institutions including the Andy Warhol Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, the Grey Art Gallery, Artnet, Cuchifritos Project Space and Sikkema Jenkins & Co but has always considered writing, particularly writing about art, her real passion.