Writer, Editor, Researcher, Curator

I come from an academic background, as a doctoral candidate, tutor, and lecturer in German and Linguistics at the University of Oxford, and an Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow at the Humboldt University in Berlin. I am also a qualified and experienced CELTA tutor.

In September 2010, after an extended period of illness, I decided to  transfer my research skills to the art world, beginning with a research internship at Turner Contemporary, Margate. From May - September 2011, I held an exhibitions assistant internship at Matt Roberts ArtsMay 2011 saw my debut curatorial effort, with [ Word Incarnate ] at Trinity Arts Centre, Tunbridge Wells. My recent curation, Anything Goes? Contemporary British Painting, at Art Bermondsey Project Space, made FAD magazine's list of top 6 shows to see in London. I have also co-curated internationally in Gdansk, Poland, and, in March 2020, in Iasi, Romania.

Since January 2011, I have been a regular contributor to the online art journal Studio International, for whom I write and present video interviews and reviewsFrom March 2017 to December 2019, I was Assistant Editor for Art Quarterly (Art Fund), but sadly had to step down due to health issues. I am also former Deputy Editor for State media and former Arts Editor for DIVA magazine. I write catalogue essays, reviews, interviews and profiles for various online and print publications, including PhotomonitorElephant, The Burlington MagazineArt Zip, RA MagazinePlatea, the Mail on Sunday and the Guardian. I work as a freelance editor and was part of the original SLIK magazine team. Links to most of my work can be found on this site and  on my blog

I am a member of the NUJ and WiJ and AICA (for whom I served on the executive committee and as Web Editor for five years). I am NCTJ certified. In autumn 2013, I completed an MA in History of Art at Birkbeck, University of London. 

Read more about me in this short interview with Feral Horses.

Twitter: @annamcnay