Independent Writer & Curator based in New Orleans, LA.

About

 

Dan Munn is an independent writer & curator based in New Orleans, LA. His reviews, artist profiles, and features have appeared in Kaleidoscope, Randian, C Magazine, Art Asia Pacific, Art New ZealandThis is Tomorrow, and Le Roy and in publishing by David Roberts Art Foundation, The Moving Museum, Union Pacific, Kunstraum, Minerva, and Bowerbank Ninow.

 

He received his MA in Fine Arts from Goldsmiths College, London and is currently Director of Development & Communications at Alabama Contemporary Art Center.

 

Dan Munn is an independent writer & curator based in New Orleans, LA. His reviews, artist profiles, and features have appeared in Kaleidoscope, Randian, C Magazine, Black Art in America, Art Asia Pacific, Art New ZealandThis is Tomorrow, and Le Roy and in publishing by David Roberts Art Foundation, The Moving Museum, Union Pacific, Kunstraum, Minerva, and Bowerbank Ninow.

Munn has lectured at The Architectural Association School of Architecture, LUX Critical Film Forum, Stuart Hall Library at Iniva, Goldsmiths College, and Gasworks and was a grant panelist for Alabama State Council on the Arts. He received his MA in Fine Arts from Goldsmiths College, London and is currently Director of Development & Communications at Alabama Contemporary Art Center.
 

 
 


Résumé

EDUCATION

2013
Master of Fine Arts, Goldsmiths College, The University of London

2008
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Elam School of Fine Arts, The University of Auckland

WORK HISTORY

2017
Director of Development & Communications, Alabama Contemporary Art Center, Mobile
Grant Panelist, Visual Arts, Alabama State Council on the Arts, Montgomery
Editor and Project Assistant, The Moving Museum, London

2016
Scottish and National Services Manager, Gallery Support Group, London
Studio Manager, Indre Serpytyte Studio, London

2015
Curatorial Assistant, David Roberts Art Foundation, London
Gallery Assistant, Cole, London
Editor, Kunstraum, London

2014
Editorial Assistant, This is Tomorrow, London
Press Assistant, Frieze Masters Fair, London
Outdoor Clerk, Goodman Ray Family Solicitors, London

2013
Teaching Assistant, Vibe, London

2011
Teaching Assistant, Elam School of Fine Arts, The University of Auckland

EXHIBITIONS

2015
The Violet Crab at DRAF, David Roberts Art Foundation, London

2011
Out of a stone, Banner Repeater, London

2010
The Hand of Man, Y3K, Melbourne
I try to help them give form to the many options available to them, A Center for Art, Auckland

PUBLICATIONS

2018
Review of Kara Walker's Prospect 4 project The Katastwóf Karavan, Black Art in America, Columbus, GA

2017
Over 20,000 words on 50+ commissioned projects in close conversation with artists and institutions, online at Google Arts & Culture and The Moving Museum.

2016
Essay for the artist book Chemical Objects by Paul Cullen, AUT University, Auckland

2015
Auction catalogue essay on Peter Peryer's The Wind at Whenuapai for N˚1, Bowerbank Ninow, Auckland
Review of Jon Rafman at Zabludowicz Collection, London, Randian Magazine (2) and Online, Hong Kong
Artist profile on Shen Xin, New Currents, Art Asia Pacific (96), Hong Kong
Review of Shen Xin's Shoulders of Giants project at Senate House, London, UK Now (British Council), Shanghai
A collection of texts around the work of Kate Newby, with contributions by Celia Archer, Matthew Harris, Heather Phelps-Lipton, Sriwhana Spong, Nick Waterson and Sue-Li Tasker Yeo, Le Roy 3: Softness
Catalog essay for Barbara Visser's solo presentation at Kunstraum, London
Artist profile on Than Hussein Clark, Highlights, Kaleidoscope Magazine, Milan
Review of Dean Levin and Oliver Perkins at Rod Barton, London, Matters (5), New Zealand

2014
Catalogue essay for the gallery's inaugural exhibition Union, Union Pacific, London and Mousse, Milan
Catalogue essay for Guy Benfield's solo presentation at Minerva, Sydney
Review of Chronovisor: Archive at South Kiosk, London, C Magazine (123), Toronto
Book review of Le Roy: Issue 1, published by DDMMYY, Auckland, Eyecontact, Auckland
Review of Fulfilment Centre at The Sunday Painter, London, C Magazine (122), Toronto
Review of Sophie Jodoin's solo show at Acme Project Space, London, Esse Journal, Montreal
Two part review of Hito Steyerl's solo show at the Institute of Contemporary Art, London, Eyecontact, Auckland
Review of Kate Newby's solo show Maybe I won't go to sleep at all at La Loge, Brussels, Art New Zealand (148), Auckland
Artist pages A conversation with Michelle Ussher around Balfron Tower, Magasine [sic] (3), Auckland

LECTURES & INTERVIEWS

2015
On the shadow theatre of François Dominique Séraphin, LUX Critical Film Forum, London
Cabaret, theatre, and the Violet Crab at DRAF, Interview with Than Hussein Clark, AAActions, Architectural Association, London

2014
Interviewed by Daniel Satele on the work Postcard Choreographies, The Pantograph Punch (Art Profiles, May 22), Auckland
Where in time is Europe's last wilderness? with curator Laura Preston, Stuart Hall Library Research Network, Institute of International Visual Arts (InIVA), London

2013
Getting close to nature in Norway's indigenous capital, Utopia Forum, organized by MoreUtopia!, chaired by Kyra Kordoski with an introduction by Dr. Richard Noble, Goldsmiths College, The University of London

2011
On the exhibition Out of a Stone, Supply Lines, organized by Ursula Biemann, Gasworks, London