News & Events,Fall 2020

Wednesday 10/14/2020


Alumni Panel: Writing About Art For Readers in 2020

Tune in to our first event of the semester!

Writing about art for readers in 2020: Who is paying attention and how?
Thursday, October 15, 6:30 p.m.

Alumni Hakim Bishara, Juliet Helmke, Lee Ann Norman, and Terrence Truoillot will join us in a panel discussion addressing the role and reaches of art criticism in 2020. Tune into Zoom to hear them discuss these topics and more:

About the alumni:

Hakim Bishara is a writer, curator, and artist. He is a staff writer with the art publication Hyperallergic and co-director at Soloway Gallery, an artist-run space in Brooklyn, New York. His critical writing often focuses on issues at the intersection of art and politics, from artwashing and labor rights to museum funding and underrepresentation and inequality in the art world. He previously wrote for other publications including BOMBGlobesCalcalistAl JazeeraEuronews, +972 Magazine, and TOHU Magazine, among others. He is a recipient of the 2020 Andy Warhol Foundation | Creative Capital Arts Writers Grant and he holds an MFA in Art Writing from the School of Visual Arts in New York.    

Based in New York, Juliet Helmke is the senior arts editor at She previously held editorial positions at Modern Painters and The Artist Catalogue, and her writing has also appeared in Art+Auction, Artinfo, Gothamist, Brownstoner, Editorialist and others. Raised in Brisbane, Australia, she graduated from SVA's Art Criticism and Writing program in 2012.

A published art critic and essayist, Lee Ann Norman's writing has appeared in Art Papers, The Brooklyn RailBOMB, the Chicago Reader, Studio: The Studio Museum of Harlem Magazine, JSTOR Daily, Newcity, and Sixty among others. She earned an MFA in Art Criticism & Writing from the School of Visual Arts (New York), a MA in Arts Management from Columbia College Chicago, and a Bachelor of Music Education from Michigan State University.

Terence Trouillot is a writer and editor based in New York City. He is a contributing editor at BOMB Magazine and has written about contemporary art and visual culture for magazines including BOMBMomusThe Brooklyn RailThe Village VoiceArts.BlackArtnet NewsArt in AmericaArtforumart-agenda, and Eye on Design, among others. He is currently an associate editor at frieze.