Vanessa Thill


My poetry book was published in 2020 by Pacific Press.


Selected published writings:


What is Normal? Looking Back Series, Performance, BOMB Magazine, December 21

Monolith Reef: Form-Making and Making-Form, From Object to Practice and Back, Catalog essay for “Monolith” exhibition at Southern Exposure San Francisco, September

Tenant of Culture, Interview by Vanessa Thill, Found Work Dialogues, July 13


Fighting the Megatowers: A Tale of Two Bridges, Op-Ed by Alessandra Ametrano, Steph Kranes, and Vanessa Thill. Left Voice, October 23

Bigtime Outlaws, Interview with Osgemeos, Cultured Magazine, October issue

New artist resale rights contract in the US has a charitable twist, The Art Newspaper, June 11

Stealth Mode & Spiritual Shelter with Hanaé and Vanessa Thill, Pond Mag, May 15

Garrett Bradley’s Archive for a New Era Cultured Magazine, March

Interview: Kim Westfall on traumatic cuteness and social reproduction Artforum, February


First section of Miami’s $100m Underline public art park to open in summer 2020 The Art Newspaper, December 7

Theater as Convergence: Lucas Baisch Interviewed by Vanessa Thill BOMB Magazine, December 6

Art Basel in Miami Beach: Diaries Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4 co-authored with Gareth Harris, The Art Newspaper December 4 – 7

Now or Never: Guan Xiao and the Art of Contradiction Cultured Magazine, December 3

The Extraordinary Sidepiece: Xandra Ibarra at the Center of the Action Cultured Magazine, October 26

Time Pressure, with Liz Magic Laser and Zahid Iqbal, L’Officiel, October

I crawled down New York’s streets for Pope.L’s Conquest performance The Art Newspaper, September

Petro-Queen, and introduction in Speed of Resin published by Cooperative Editions & dispersed holdings launched at NYABF

We need to fight the gentrification blight Op-Ed in The Art Newspaper, September issue

Introduction to Liz Magic Laser, Cori Kresge & Hanna Novak’s ‘User Friendly’ in Spanish and English, Terremotto Magazine, Mexico City, in Issue 15: Cuerpo pólvora / Gunpowder Body, August

Interview: Juliana Cerqueira Leite on Pompeii and planetary motion Artforum, August

Can You Make the Bad Good Again? A return to nature at SFER IK Tulum Frieze, August

Dispatch from Two Bridges for the “Skyline” column in the New York Review of Architecture, Issue No. 3, July and Issue No. 5, October

Getting Well Together: NIC Kay Interviewed by Vanessa Thill Bomb Magazine, July

Radio Session: Arnette Scott & Vanessa Thill Talk About Two Bridges Montez Press Radio, June 4

Reading Space, Drawing Time: A Conversation Around Mirtha Dermisache’s Selected Writings and Renee Gladman’s Prose Architectures between Vanessa Thill & Lewis Freedman, Tripwire 15: the Narrative/Prose issue, a journal of poetics, Oakland, CA, May

Sunday in Chapultepec Park with Carsten Höller The Art Newspaper, April

Lessons from the Afghan Women Who Weave Modern War into an Ancient Tradition Artsy, March


Inside the Effort to Write Women into Art History Artsy, December

Honey Harvest in Oasis, Issue 4:Landfill of Advice an anticapitalist journal in the desert, Holum Press, Phoenix, AZ, October

Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven, the Dada Baroness Who Invented the Readymade Artsy, September

Catalog essay for “Between Now & Then: Life in the Bardos” September

Şükran Moral’s Humorous Scrutiny of Patriarchal Traditions Frieze, August

Catalog text for “O” by Nicholas Sullivan Catbox Contemporary, May

Catalog essay for “Radial Blur: Barnard College Visual Art Thesis Exhibition” April

Against the Tide: When Eva Hesse Said ‘Fuck That’ to Trends and Got Real Vice – Garage Magazine, April

Season Zero: Making Time at Beeler Gallery at Columbus College of Art and Design, interview with Jo-ey Tang, Art & Education, February

Doreen Garner and Kenya Robinson at Pioneer Works Artforum, February


Making and Unmaking the Curator at the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College Art & Education, December

Thessaloniki Biennale 6 Frieze, November

Neighborhood Associations: Art and the City at the 15th Istanbul Biennial Art in America, October

At the Borderline of Uncontrollability: Six Lessons from Eva Hesse Art in America, August

The Trauma of Political Engagement: Lynn Hershman Leeson’s Tania Libre Art in America, May

Elaine Cameron-Weir: Viscera Has Questions About Itself Artforum, May

Uncontrolled Violence: A Chris Burden Documentary Art in America, April

Bad Blood, Honest Work: Blood on the Mountain The Brooklyn Rail, April

Bearing Witness: Mendieta Now The Brooklyn Rail, February


Monthly introductions to The Air Sheets Sorry Archive, December 2016 to December 2017

how did we get to where we are going and other poems in Packet Biweekly Issue 080, June

No Gains on Sacrifice, press release and catalog text Sorry Archive, Spring/Break Art Show, March

Lucha and other poems in Packet Biweekly Issue 073, February

Standing Still in the Crowd, short fiction in Double Spar by Slow Youth, February

Contribution to catalog, Plain Sight organized by Tom McGlynn, Sorry Archive, Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Western Michigan University, January


Blazing Past, edited mini-section in Packet Biweekly Issue 066, October

Maybe I’m Amazed press release Sorry Archive, Knockdown Center, October

Packet Biweekly Poetry Special: Smart, Pretty, Emotionally Stable (Pick Two), edited by Nicole Reber, Issue 061

Shoal Survivor broadsheet Sorry Archive, TSA Annex, June

Shelf Life broadsheet designed by Claire Mirocha, Sorry Archive, Spring/Break Art Show, March


Interphase press release with footnotes by Claire Mirocha, Sorry Archive, Select Art Fair, Miami, FL, December

“Abstract” and collage pages in And the Villagers Never Liked You Anyway catalog Sorry Archive, Knockdown Center, November

Review: Julia Westerbeke’s Morphology at A.I.R., On-Verge alternative art criticism, November

Catalog editor, Lucid Gestures: An Exhibition of Barnard Alumnae 138 pages, October

Antimony in Just in Time Magazine, June

Review: Other Primary Structures Jewish Museum, Daily Serving, June

Review: Jumana Manna: Menace of Origins at Sculpture Center Daily Serving, May

Trip to the Museum: A Reckless Review of Mike Kelley at MoMA PS1 Brio Pop Magazine, February

Catalog text for Jin Joo Chae’s The Choco Pie-ization of North Korea, Julie Meneret Contemporary Art, January


Lethal Beach, or, How to Reconcile with Mythic California: an essay about State of Mind: New California Art Circa 1970, Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago, Brio Pop Magazine

Catalog text for Zakaria Ramhani’s May Allah Forgive Me, Vols. 1 and 2, Julie Meneret Contemporary Art, November 2013


The Art of Painting Fringe Festival review, Time Out New York, August

The Zebra Shirt of Lonely Children Fringe Festival review in Time Out New York, August