Lillian Davies, United States / France
Originally from Austin, Texas, Lillian Davies is a writer and curator based in Paris, France. A regular critic for Artforum, she has also published articles, reviews and interviews in Art in America, La Belle Revue, Flash Art, Interview, Objektiv, Le Quotidien de l’art and V. Author of Suspect Language: Mounir Fatmi (Skira), she is contributor to museum catalogues and books on modern and contemporary art published by JRP Ringier, Musée d’art contemporain Lyon, Mousse and Phaidon. She has curated exhibitions of painting and sound in Paris and London, and has worked as exhibition assistant at Artangel, Gagosian, the Guggenheim and Tate Modern. Former faculty member at Parsons Paris and Paris College of Art, she has taught at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Lillian has a BA in Art History and Comparative Religions from Columbia University, an MA in Curating Contemporary Art from Royal College of Art, and has recently conducted doctoral research in a Troisième Cycle at Ecole du Louvre, presenting her work on modern and contemporary art in the Arab World at conferences hosted by École des hautes études en sciences sociales (Paris), Université de Genève and Akademie der Künste der Welt (Cologne).