Dan Fox’s writing melds art criticism with a variety of other literary genres. His work has appeared in art magazines and exhibition catalogues, in artist’s books and zines, but also as theater monologues, memoir, short fiction and radio comedies, as liner notes to albums, film voiceovers, and spoken word records. Driven by experiences as a musician and filmmaker, his work reflects a long-standing interest in interdisciplinary forms of art, and in writing criticism that goes beyond the conventions of the genre, speaking to audiences outside the art system. Fox continues to be drawn to the work of artists who move between creative fields, and will pursue his interest in how artists’ lives are shaped by factors such as class, jobs, families and friends, the media portrayal of art, and the professionalization of the art industry.

Dan Fox is a writer, editor, filmmaker and musician based in New York. Fox has worked as co-Editor and as a staff writer for frieze magazine, where he continues to publish both features and reviews. He is the author of two books—Pretentiousness: Why It Matters (Fitzcarraldo Editions and Coffee House Press, 2016) and Limbo (Fitzcarraldo Editions, 2018)—and has contributed to a wide range of exhibition catalogues and institutional publications, most recently for the artists Athanasios Argianas, Than Hussein Clark, Camille Henrot, and Ron Nagle. He has written extensively on cinema and music, including contributions to the forthcoming books Excavate!: The Wonderful & Frightening World of The Fall (Faber & Faber, 2021) and Ladies & Gentlemen, The Liberated Film Club (Tenement Press, 2021). He co-runs the record label Junior Aspirin Records, and has performed internationally as a musician. This year his band, The God in Hackney, released their second album, Small Country Eclipse. Fox is the co-director of the documentary Other, Like Me: The Oral History of COUM Transmissions and Throbbing Gristle, which will be screened in 2021.