Alex Zafiris

Alex Zafiris

Writer in Residence

Alex Zafiris is a writer and editor with a focus on art and culture. She has worked in both print and digital publications for over fifteen years. As a writer, Zafiris pays particular attention to emotion, intimacy, and freedom in the context of creative innovation, old and new. This extends to her editorial and management style, which is informed by curiosity, teamwork, and experimentation. She has profiled, conducted interviews, and sourced stories about forward-thinking artists for publications such as Bomb, The Paris Review Daily, T: The New York Times Style Magazine, Mixte (Paris) and Nowness. 

As an editor, Zafiris most recently collaborated on Other Fields, a book project, symposium, and exhibition on technology, landscape, and perception with Dana Karwas and Gabriel Winer; she was Editorial Director at Mana Contemporary; Senior Art Editor at Guernica; the Editor-in-Chief of Tokion; and an editor at Paper. She consulted for Immaterial, the online journal for the Marina Abramovic Institute, and Osmos, an art magazine examining the use and abuse of photography. She works as an editor at the International Labour Organization (ILO) agency at the United Nations, and is an elected member of PEN America. She holds a BA in Art History and French Literature from the University of Manchester in the UK.

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