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Anna McNay

Assistant Editor, Art Quarterly (Art Fund) and Web Editor AICA UK

I come from an academic background, as a doctoral candidate, tutor, and lecturer in German and Linguistics at the University of Oxford, and an Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow at the Humboldt University in Berlin. In autumn 2013, I completed an MA in History of Art at Birkbeck, University of London, writing papers on the Contemporary Sublime; Art Nouveau, Rodin and Hysteria; imagery of the Madonna and Child in Renaissance Art; a research project on LGBT art; and a dissertation on Presence and Absence in the Representation of the Female Body in the Work of Marina Abramović and Ana Mendieta.

Since January 2011, I have been working as a freelance art writer and editor. In March 2017, I became full-time Assistant Editor at Art Quarterly magazine (with Art Fund). I am former Arts Editor for DIVA magazine (2012-2016) and Deputy Editor for State media (2013-2017). I still freelance and write catalogue essays, reviews, interviews and profiles for various online and print publications, including Studio International, Photomonitor and Elephant. I also conduct interviews to camera (for Studio International) and live, at in conversation events, in galleries and art schools.

An archive of my writing, with links to full articles where appropriate, can be found on my blog, art-Corpus.

I am an NCTJ qualified production journalist.

My particular interests lie in art that relates to representations of the body, gender and sexuality.



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