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 a writer & arts professional based in New York City. 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 exhibition catalogues and publications for 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, UK.

 
 

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

WRITING

2019
Review of Spilling Over: Painting Color in the 1960s at Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, Mousse Magazine, Milan, IT

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, NZ

2015
Auction catalogue essay on Peter Peryer's The Wind at Whenuapai for N˚1, Bowerbank Ninow, Auckland, NZ
Review of Jon Rafman at Zabludowicz Collection, London, Randian Magazine (2), HK
Artist profile on Shen Xin, New Currents, Art Asia Pacific (96), HK
Review of Shen Xin's Shoulders of Giants project at Senate House, London, UK Now (British Council), Shanghai, CN
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, UK
Artist profile on Than Hussein Clark, Highlights, Kaleidoscope Magazine, Milan, IT
Review of Dean Levin and Oliver Perkins at Rod Barton, London, Matters (5), NZ

2014
Catalogue essay for the gallery's inaugural exhibition Union, Union Pacific, London, UK
Catalogue essay for Guy Benfield's solo presentation at Minerva, Sydney, AU
Review of Chronovisor: Archive at South Kiosk, London, C Magazine (123), Toronto, CA
Book review of Le Roy: Issue 1, published by DDMMYY, Auckland, Eyecontact, Auckland, NZ
Review of Fulfilment Centre at The Sunday Painter, London, C Magazine (122), Toronto, CA
Review of Sophie Jodoin's solo show at Acme Project Space, London, Esse Journal, Montreal, CA
Two part review of Hito Steyerl's solo show at the Institute of Contemporary Art, London, Eyecontact, Auckland, NZ
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, NZ
Artist pages A conversation with Michelle Ussher around Balfron Tower, Magasine [sic] (3), Auckland, NZ

LECTURES & INTERVIEWS

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

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

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, UK

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

WORK HISTORY

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

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

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

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

2013
Teaching Assistant, Vibe, London, UK

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

EXHIBITIONS

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

2011
Out of a stone, Banner Repeater, London, UK

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