Ana Tuazon will write a series of essays on politically engaged artist collectives in North America since the 1960s, aiming to reveal transhistorical links between myriad articulations of community formation, critical pedagogy, and acts of solidarity with disempowered groups outside of the art world. She will consider how collective models, though often short-lived in their activation, have accumulated power over time—presenting mounting challenges to institutional status quos. 

Ana Tuazon is a writer and independent curator based in Brooklyn. Since 2015, she has written on the political dimensions of art and cultural production in the U.S., surveying how interconnected liberation movements have deeply influenced artists’ lives and practices. Tuazon’s writing first appeared in online publications including Temporary Art Review, Hyperallergic, and Art Practical. She has contributed to print magazines such as ARTnews, frieze, and Art in America, and to exhibition publications including, most recently, a full-length monograph on Houston-based artist Jamal Cyrus. Tuazon holds a graduate degree in art history and teaches part-time at Parsons School of Design, The New School.