Steven Henry Madoff

Steven Henry Madoff served as Executive Editor of ARTnews magazine from 1987-1994, where he is a Contributing Editor. He is also a Contributing Editor at Modern Painters magazine. He has written widely for many other publications, including Artforum, the New York Times, Art + Auction, Art in America, and Tate, etc..

His writings have been translated into many languages. He has served as an art critic for Time magazine and held the position of president and editorial director of a division of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. He has also served as an editorial director of Time Inc.

His books include Art School (Propositions for the 21st Century) published by MIT Press; Pop Art: A Critical History, from University of California Press; Christopher Wilmarth: Light and Gravity, from Princeton University Press, along with monographic works on such artists as Marina Abramovic, Ann Hamilton, and Rebecca Horn, among many others.

He is the recipient of various grants and awards, among them from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Academy of American Poets.He has been a curator throughout Europe and the United States, including at the Venice Biennale and his most recent project, a nine-exhibition program held at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art in May–June 2013. He is at work on a book on the theory and history of interdisciplinary art. He has served as Senior Critic at Yale University’s School of Art and is on the founding faculty of the MFA in Art Practice at the School of Visual Arts in New York. He is the founder and chair of the forthcoming M.A. in Curatorial Practice at the School of Visual Arts.

He received his B.A. at Columbia University and his Master’s and doctoral work at Stanford University. He is on the College Art Association’s committee that will draft its position on the doctorate in artistic practice.
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