Writer and Senior Editor of Bidoun
Negar Azimi is a writer and Senior Editor of Bidoun, an award-winning arts magazine and curatorial platform (www.bidoun.org). Her writing has appeared in Artforum, Frieze, Harper’s, The Nation, The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal Magazine among other venues. Azimi was a 2014-2015 Fellow at the New York Public Library's Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers and is a past winner of the Andy Warhol Foundation's Arts Writers Grant. She sits on the boards of Artists Space in New York and Orhan Pamuk's Museum of Innocence in Istanbul. As a member of the Beirut-based Arab Image Foundation, she is at work on a long-term exhibition project around the late Armenian-Egyptian photographer Van Leo. Her most recent curatorial project is an exhibition, co-curated with Klaus Biesenbach, Tiffany Malakooti, and Babak Radboy, on the life and art of the late Iranian avant-garde theater director Reza Abdoh at MoMA/PS1 in New York. She studied biology and international relations at Stanford University, government at Harvard, and anthropology at Columbia University. Currently, she is at work on a book about Iran in the 1960s and 70s, to be published by Penguin Random House.