About Hyperallergic

Our logo as a stamp, designed by one of our readers, William Everston, as a submission to our Mail Art Bulletin series.

Hyperallergic is a forum for playful, serious, and radical perspectives on art and culture in the world today.

Our incisive coverage of art and its discontents has been cited in outlets ranging from The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Guardian, and The Atlantic to The New Yorker, The Nation, WNYC, Gawker, Kottke, Andrew Sullivan, and Felix Salmon, among countless others.

In early 2013 we partnered with Tumblr to co-produce the first-ever Tumblr Art Symposium, and our curatorial efforts with Tumblr and elsewhere have been praised by WiredPaper Magazine, BULLETT, The Content Strategist, and leading Swedish newspaper Sydsvenskan.

Hyperallergic LABS, our tumblelog, was named by Time magazine as one of the “30 Tumblrs to Follow in 2013.”

The Hyperallergic Newsletter is sent out weekly to a subscriber base of twenty thousand, and includes a letter from the editor with a recap of the most popular and important stories from the week. Subscribers also get first dibs on Hyperallergic events, which include discussions, parties, screenings, and performances.

Hyperallergic also publishes a Weekend edition edited by a collective of leading writers and journalists, including John Yau, Thomas Micchelli, and Albert Mobilio.

“There’s no question that we need — art needs — an influx of new commentators who don’t mistake attitude for ideas, who move easily between cultures and geographies. Regular gigs in mainstream print journalism have all but dried up, but the Internet offers ambitious options in a growing number of blogazines including … Hyperallergic (edited by Hrag Vartanian), which combine criticism, reporting, political activism and gossip on an almost-24-hour news cycle.” (Holland Cotter, art critic, New York Times)

Hyperallergic [is a] witty, provocative, artblog-meets-magazine that is at once playful and serious and impossible to stop reading.”  (Artsy)

Hyperallergic, by the way, is that rare thing, deeply informed, up-to-the-minute and often an irresistible read. I look at it most days.” (Mary Louise Schumacher, art critic at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

Brooklyn’s foremost venue for art news and criticism” (Ben Sutton, The L Magazine)

For a sense of the problem and a seasonal feast of pity and fear, see my favorite list, “The 20 Most Powerless People in the Art World,” at the infectiously ill-tempered blog Hyperallergic.” (Peter Schjeldahl, art critic, The New Yorker)

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Publisher
VEKEN GUEYIKIAN

Editor-in-Chief
HRAG VARTANIAN

Managing Editor
MOSTAFA HEDDAYA

Senior Editor
JILLIAN STEINHAUER

Producer
TIERNAN MORGAN

Hyperallergic LABS
JANELLE GRACE

Writers
ALLISON C. MEIER, ALICIA ELER

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Who are we?

Co-founder & Publisher
Veken Gueyikian is the co-founder and publisher of Hyperallergic. He left behind careers in chemical engineering and medicine to pursue his passion in interactive marketing. He works with clients in the real estate, pharmaceutical, nonprofit, and culture industries to help them reach audiences around the world. His agency, Going Off Script, was named by Adweek as an up-and-coming Brooklyn ad agency. (@veken)
Co-founder & Editor-in-Chief
Hrag Vartanian is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of Hyperallergic. He has been invited as a guest commentator on Al Jazeera, WNYC, and has been quoted in the New York Times, New York Observer, Daily News, and elsewhere. His work has appeared in countless publications and he regularly lectures on the art world online. (@hragv)
Managing Editor
Mostafa Heddaya is the managing editor of Hyperallergic. His reporting and criticism has appeared in the New York ObserverParis Review Daily, Syria Deeply, and Salon, and he has spoken on political culture and cultural politics at the National Endowment for Democracy, Triple Canopy, and Eyebeam. He also edits American Circus, a Pushcart Prize-winning web journal he co-founded in 2011. (@mheddaya)
Senior Editor
Jillian Steinhauer is senior editor at Hyperallergic. She is a Brooklyn-based writer and editor who likes art, comics, cheese, and baked goods, in no particular order. Her work has appeared in The Paris Review Daily, the Los Angeles Review of Books, the Jewish Daily Forward, the Awl, and other places. She lives in Brooklyn with her cat, Lady, and is, like the rest of you, on Twitter (@jilnotjill).
Producer
Tiernan Morgan is the Producer at Hyperallergic. He is a graduate of the Courtauld Institute of Art in London. He served as the chairman of the ninth East Wing Biennial and previously worked for the Karsten Schubert Gallery. His middle name is Bam-Bam (@tiernanbambam).
Hyperallergic LABS Managing Editor
Janelle Grace is the managing editor of Hyperallergic’s tumblelog Hyperallergic LABS. In some of her previous professional lives, she’s written essays for the Studio Museum in Harlem, coordinated gallery talks at MoMA, and checked coats at the Museum of Sex. She’s also known for her role as @RudyHuxtable on Twitter.
Writer
Alicia Eler is a writer and art critic whose projects focus on American pop and consumer culture, the invention of childhood, and queer histories. Her recent reviews investigate anthropomorphism. In addition to her work for Hyperallergic, Eler is a contributing critic for Artforum.com and RAW Vision Magazine. You can follow her adventures on Twitter at @aliciaeler.
Writer
Allison C. Meier is a freelance and fiction writer based in Brooklyn. Originally from Oklahoma, she has been covering contemporary visual art for print and online media since 2006. You can read about her New York and world travel adventures on her website. You can follow her adventures on Twitter at @allisoncmeier.

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Hyperallergic Weekend Editorial Collective

Thomas Micchelli
Albert Mobilio
John Yau

Consulting Editors

Lyra Kilston (LA)

An Xiao (LA & Kumpala)


Poetry Editor

Joe Pan

Correspondents

Philip Hartigan (Chicago)

Regular Contributors

Claire Breukel (Miami & NYC)
Brendan C. Carroll
Alexander Cavaluzzo
Alexis Clements
Alissa Guzman
Howard Hurst
Carren Jao (LA)
Carolina A. Miranda (LA)
Lauren Purje
Mark Sheerin (Brighton, UK)
 Ben Valentine (Berkeley, CA)

Additional Contributors

Stephanie Bailey (London)
Man Bartlett
Lindsay L. Benedict (Turin)
Emily Colucci
Peter Dobey
John Fekner
Mark S. Holsworth (Melbourne)
Daniel Larkin
Erin Lindholm
Lynn Maliszewski
Patrick Neal
Chloe Pantazi
Ellen Pearlman
William Powhida
Alessandro Rolandi (Beijing)
Samuel Rowlett (Boston)
Jocelyn Silver
Benjamin Snyder (San Diego)
Harry Swartz-Turfle
Kate Wadkins
Sarah Walko
Cat Weaver
Rachel Wetzler

Additional Hyperallergic Weekend Contributors

Siobhan Burke
Lucas Fagen
James Gibbons
Morten Høi Jensen
Michael Leong
Carl Little
Jennifer Samet
Barry Schwabsky
Christine Shan Shan Hou

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