Amy Zion

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I am a writer and curator living in New York City. From 2007-15, I served as an editor at Fillip, a contemporary art magazine based out of Vancouver, Canada. In 2012, I graduated from the Center for Curatorial Studies (CCS) at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY. While at CCS, I reviewed the artist Danh Vo's 2010 exhibition at Artists Space for Issue 14 of Fillip. Subsequently, I curated a solo exhibition of his work for my graduate thesis exhibition, which included artworks by Vo and Martin Wong; the exhibition had separate, related presentations by Julie Ault and James Benning. From 2012-15, I had the privilege of working closely with Vo on countless exhibitions, including as co-curator and co-editor of Tell it to my heart—Collected by Julie Ault (2013), published by Hatje Caantz, along with Ault, Martin Beck, Nikola Dietrich, Heinz Peter Knes, Rasmus Røhling, Jason Simon, and Scott Weaver; as co-author along with both Vo and Knes of Hannah Arendt's Library (2013), an artist book we began collaboratively in the Special Collections at Bard College. From 2014-15, I lived in Berlin and spent two months in Venice, Italy. During that time, I edited Vo's monographic exhibition catalogue, Go Mo Ni Ma Da (2014), co-published by the Musée d’art moderne de la ville de Paris and Dilecta and I worked as Assistant Curator of the Danish Pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennale (2015). Concurrently, I worked as Curatorial Assistant on the exhibition Slip of the Tongue for the Pinault Foundation at Punta della dogana, Venice (co-curated by Vo and Caroline Bourgeois). Later in 2015, I curated A.U.T.O.E.N.U.C.L.E.A.T.I.O.N., an exhibition of older and new works by Rasmus Røhling which developed out of our dialogue on Tell it to my heart; that exhibition took place at Sismógrafo, an artist-run space in Porto, Portugal.

I have written texts for exhibition catalogues, including Interiors (ed. Johanna Burton, Lynne Cooke, Josiah McElheny) published by Sternberg Press, and Uma e Outra Vez, published by the Pavilhão Branco do Museu da Cidade, Lisbon. I contribute articles and criticism to magazines including: frieze, Fillip, Witte de With journal, FUSE, and Set-Up, among others. Currently, I have texts forthcoming in Rhizome, Art Journal, Momus, and have/not. I have lectured in classes and given public presentations at institutions including: Eugene Lang (The New School), Cooper Union, Cornell University, CCS Bard Visitor's Talks, Galerie Quadro Azul (Porto), The Kitchen (NYC), and e-flux (NYC).

Documentation will be available here at some point… please feel free to contact me: firstnamelastname [at] gmail.com.