Alex Kitnick

Alex Kitnick completed his B.A. at Wesleyan University, attended the Whitney Museum’s Independent Study Program in New York, and received his Ph.D. from the Department of Art & Archaeology at Princeton University in 2010. Before coming to Bard, he taught at Otis College of Art and Design, School of Visual Arts, Vassar College, and UCLA. His research interests focus on imbrications between art, architecture, design, and media in the postwar period, particularly in the US and England. He has edited a number of books including The Expendable Reader: Articles on Art, Architecture, Design, and Media, 1951-1979, which assembles key writings by the artist and critic John McHale, and an October File on the artist Dan Graham. His scholarly articles have appeared in journals including Art Journal and October, and he is currently preparing a book based on his dissertation for publication. In addition to his work as a scholar, Kitnick is also an active critic of contemporary art, and has published essays and reviews in venues such as Artforum, Fillip, May, Parkett, and Texte zur Kunst.