Kaelen Wilson-Goldie is a writer and critic who divides her time (unevenly) between Beirut and New York. She is a contributing editor for Bidoun and writes regularly for Artforum, Bookforum, and Frieze. She has traveled extensively in the Middle East and North Africa to report on the relationship between art and politics, writing for newspapers, magazines, and journals including Afterall, Aperture, Parkett, The New York Times, The Village Voice, and The Times of London. She has also written essays for books and monographs on subjects ranging from video art, experimental music, and the loss of public space in postwar Lebanon to the work of artists such as Etel Adnan, Eric Baudelaire, Saloua Raouda Choucair, Iman Issa, Rabih Mroué, Walid Raad, and Akram Zaatari. She earned a BA from the University of Virginia, an MS from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, and an MA from the American University of Beirut’s Center for Arab and Middle Eastern Studies. In 2007, she was a fellow in the USC Annenberg Getty Arts Journalism Program, and in 2014, she won a grant from the Creative Capital Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Program. She teaches in the Department of Fine Arts and Art History at the American University of Beirut and the School of Visual Arts at the Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts.
This person was part of Sharjah Biennial 13.