Emily Watlington is a critic, curator, and assistant editor at Art in America.
She writes on topics including art, architecture, disability justice, and feminism. A Fulbright scholar who holds a master’s degree in the History, Theory, and Criticism of Architecture and Art from MIT, she has held curatorial positions at the MIT List Visual Arts Center and at the MassArt Art Museum. In 2018, she received the Vera List Writing Prize in the Visual Arts, and in 2020, the Theorist Award from C/O Berlin. Recently, she contributed to the exhibition catalogues Before Projection: Video Sculpture 1974-1995, All I Want: Portuguese Women Artists from 1900 to 2020, and An Inventory of Shimmers: Objects of Intimacy in Contemporary Art, among others. She has given talks at a number of institutions including New York University; Rhode Island School of Design; the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; Harvard University; and Museo Reina Sofia. Her has appeared in publications including Artforum, The Baffler, Mousse, Frieze, The Believer, and Another Gaze; assigned on syllabi at universities including Oberlin, New York University, The New School, and Harvard; and translated into German, French, Portugese, and Croatian.