Niele Toroni. New York: Swiss Institute
“The Black Paintings.” Ad Reinhardt. New York: David Zwirner Gallery
"Image and Surface: Joe Zucker's Painterly Process." Joe Zucker. London: Thames & Hudson
Michael Staniak. St Louis: Contemporary Art Museum, St Louis
Rodolfo Arico. London: Luxembourg & Dayan
Stanley Whitney: Radical Times. London: Lisson Gallery
Alex Bacon is a scholar, writer, and curator based in New York City. He is a regular contributor to the Brooklyn Rail, has taught at the School of Visual Arts, and has served as a guest critic in the graduate painting department of the Rhode Island School of Design and AKV/St. Joost. He has curated several exhibitions, including: Correspondences: Ad Reinhardt at 100 (Ad Reinhardt Foundation, New York); Politics of Surface (Berthold Pott, Cologne); 173 E. 94th St./ Chaussée de Waterloo 550 (Paul Kasmin in collaboration with Middlemarch, Brussels); 24/7 (Monte Carlo, Miami Beach); and Lumination (Patricia Low Contemporary, Gstaad). His most recent exhibition is Morris Louis/Landon Metz (Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York). He has spoken at numerous institutions, including Harvard; Princeton; the ICA, London; The New Museum; RISD; the Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt; and the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. He has been writer-in-residence at the Miami Rail, and a judge for the Wynn Newhouse Awards, and part of the nominating committee for the Rema Hort Mann Foundation Emerging Artist Grant. He is currently finishing up his PhD in art history at Princeton, with a dissertation on the first decade of Frank Stella’s career. Among his publications Bacon is co-editor, with Hal Foster, of a collection of essays on Richard Hamilton (MIT Press, 2010), as well as the author of texts in catalogs and edited volumes on artists such as Francis Alÿs, Richard Pousette-Dart, Gilbert & George, Al Held, Simon Hantai, Kenneth Noland, Zak Kitnick, Stella and Reinhardt.