Christian Viveros-Faune was the art critic at the Village Voice and previously contributed to the Goings On Around Town section at The New Yorker. As a weekly critic for The New York Press from 1998 to 2003, he wrote more than 100 exhibition reviews. As a founder of the gallery Roebling Hall, he played a fundamental role in the development of the Brooklyn arts scene in the mid-1990s. Starting out as a literary translator, he moved on to work in journalism, art criticism, and, eventually, curatorial projects, which resulted in a ten-year career as a gallerist. He received a BA in English and political science from Rutgers University in 1989.