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Brian Droitcour

Writing Fellow

Brian Droitcour (b. 1980, Warwick, RI) earned an MA from New York University (2013) and a BA from Carleton College (2002). He lived in Moscow from 2002 to 2007 where he wrote on art for the Moscow Timesand art magazine Artchronika, and translated essays for a number of exhibition catalogues. Droitcour currently works as associate editor and online editor at Art in America. His critical writing has appeared in Art in America, Parkett, Rhizome, Artforum, Art Papers, DIS, and other publications. In 2017, he edited Provision, a temporary magazine of critical writing, as part of Converge 45, an annual art festival in Portland, OR. In 2015, he edited The Animated Reader, a poetry anthology accompanying “Surround Audience,” the New Museum’s third triennial. Droitcour has been a resident at the Shandaken Project in Phoenicia, NY (2013) and the Luminary in St. Louis, MO (2018), where as part of the organization’s “Commoning the Institution” program he led a workshop with Alison Burstein about institutional voice and communications between art institutions and their audiences. With Christine Wong Yap, he is editing The People’s Guide to the Queens International (2018), a project at the Queens Museum to collect and publish audience responses. He lives in Jackson Heights, Queens.