Alex A. Jones will write a series of articles that will aim to forge new language and critical frameworks to address contemporary art in the age of ecological collapse. Her writing will explore topics in the mycelial network of art and ecology, including eco-activism, world-building, and the convergence of art and science. Combining interdisciplinary historical research and creative writing, Jones’s essays will focus on contemporary art practices in the US while reckoning with global contexts of extractive capitalism and the destruction of indigenous lifeways.    

Alex A. Jones is a writer from Atlanta who is currently based in Brooklyn. Her writing and research focus on art, ecology, environmental history, and the poetics of nature. Her art criticism appears regularly in the Brooklyn Rail. Before becoming a freelance writer and independent scholar, Jones worked as curatorial research assistant at the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, DC. Jones is also an itinerant gardener and currently cultivates a green space in Brooklyn.