Christian Viveros-Faune Appointed Full-Time Art and Culture Critic of artnet News

Viveros-Fauné will write a mix of reviews and reported pieces.

Christian Viveros-Faune.
Image: Courtesy of Christian Viveros-Faune
Christian Viveros-Faune.Image: Courtesy of Christian Viveros-Faune.

Christian Viveros-Faune.
Image: Courtesy of Christian Viveros-Faune.

Christian Viveros-Fauné has been appointed art and culture critic of artnet News.

Since 2014, Viveros-Fauné has been a freelance art critic for artnet News. He also co-wrote and appeared in the artnet News video series Strictly Critical with artnet News critic at large Blake Gopnik. He now joins the team as a full-time staff writer. Viveros-Fauné was formerly the art critic for the Village Voice and from 1998-2003 was the weekly critic for the New York Press. In 2010, he received an Arts Writers Grant from Creative Capital/Andy Warhol Foundation. Additionally, he has been the critic-in-residence at the Bronx Museum of the Arts.

“I look forward to writing a mix of reviews and reportorial pieces,” said Viveros-Fauné, “and to helping to keep artnet News the web’s best art publication.”

Apart from his years of experience as a critic, Viveros-Fauné has also done stints as an art dealer and art fair organizer. In the 1990s, he founded the gallery Roebling Hall, which helped establish the Brooklyn arts scene. He was the managing director of Volta (in New York) and the organizer of NEXT (in Chicago), both from 2007-2009. Since May 2009, Viveros-Fauné has focused exclusively on his writing and curatorial projects.

In his role at artnet News, Viveros-Fauné will continue to review art exhibitions and provide the criticism he is known and regarded for and will also write reported stories on the art world in New York and beyond.

“Christian is a respected art critic and art world personage but also an astute reporter,” said artnet News editor-in-chief Rozalia Jovanovic. “I’m thrilled he’s joining the team and look forward to working with him to keep up our high standard of art criticism while bringing more hard-hitting reporting to the site.”

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