About

Emily Watlington is a 2018-2019 Fulbright Scholar based in Berlin, Germany and Cambridge, USA. Her work as a critic and curator of contemporary art focuses primarily on video through the lenses of affect theory, feminist theory, and disability studies. Previously, she was the curatorial research assistant at the MIT List Visual Arts Center. She holds a SMArchS in the History, Theory, and Criticism of Architecture and Art from MIT, and has given talks at a number of institutions including the University of California, Berkeley; Rhode Island School of Design; the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; and the Courtauld Institute of Art. In addition to being a regular contributor to Mousse, her art and film criticism has appeared in publications including Frieze, Art in America, Another Gaze, Spike, and Art Review, and has been translated into German, French, Italian, and Croatian. Recently, she contributed to the exhibition catalogues Sheida Soleimani: Medium of ExchangeAn Inventory of Shimmers: Objects of Intimacy in Contemporary Art, and Before Projection: Video Sculpture 1974-1995. In 2018, she received the Vera List Writing Prize in the Visual Arts.