Courtney Malick

United States, 1983


born   1983, United States
live in Los Angeles


Courtney Malick is a writer and curator based between Los Angeles and San Francisco. Her work focuses on video, sculpture, performance, installation and the intersections therein. Through such media, she aims to parse current sociological issues, behavioral tendencies and cultural shifts through in depth, research-based exhibitions, publications and discursive events.


Malick received her MA from the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College in 2011 and her BA in Art History from the New School University in 2006. Since 2009 she has curated exhibitions, performances, screenings, and various other kinds of discursive events in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco.

In addition to her curatorial practice, Malick is also an art writer, critic and editor. A founding member of Dis Magazine, she is also contributes to art publications such as Artforum, Art in America, Art Papers, Flash Art and SFAQ. Additionally, she has been a commissioned essayist for institutional platforms such as Viralnet in association with California Institute for the Arts, and Daata Editions in association with the Zabludowicz Collection. In 2015, Malick was editor of the catalog essay for the historical, group exhibition, Science and Surrealism, at Gallery Wendi Norris in San Francisco, and also edited the catalog essay for the exhibition, Man Ray and Sherrie Levine: A Dialog Through Objects, Images and Ideas, at Jablonca Maruani Mercier Gallery in Brussels.

Her most recent, completed curatorial project, In the Flesh, is divided into two parts. The first, sub-titled, Subliminal Substances, took place at Martos Gallery in Los Angeles in the fall of 2015 and included artists, Ivana Basic, Encyclopedia Inc., Nicolas Lobo and Sean Raspet. The second part, sub-titled, Potential Adaptations, took place at Gallery Diet in Miami and included artists, Ivana Basic, Hannah Black, Megan Daalder, Cecile B. Evans and Martha Friedman. A publication documenting and joining the two halves of In the Flesh, which will include commissioned essays and an extended artist list, is slated for release in 2017.

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