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June 2019

About the Fellow

Darren Jones is a Scottish-born art critic, based in the United States. He gained a BA (Hons) from Central Saint Martins College of Art, London; and an MFA from Hunter College, New York. He writes reviews, and essays about the art world's hierarchies, structures, and failings; the value, and responsibilities of criticism; and the unreliable construction and promotion of art history. 

Jones’ texts have been published extensively, including in Artforum, ArtUS, Artsy, Artslant, and New Art Examiner. His projects have been noted in The GuardianThe Los Angeles Times, ArtforumHuffington PostThe Advocate, and Scotland on Sunday.

His book, The Contemporary Art Gallery: Display Power and Privilege, written with David Carrier, was published in 2016. In 2018, Jones received a Creative Capital / Andy Warhol Foundation Art Writers Grant. In 2020, Jones will be the Art Writer-in-Residence at SPACES in Cleveland.

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