On view at Art in General until Monday, July 30
Mira Dayal is an artist, critic, and curator based in New York. She is the founding editor of the Journal of Art Criticism, co-director of the collaborative artist publication prompt:, and an assistant editor at Artforum. Dayal’s studio work has focused on the routines and materialities of language and the body. Past shows include Material Metaphors at NARS Foundation, Spectral Imprints at A.I.R. Gallery on Governor’s Island, and Volley at Abrons Art Center. Extending and researching these interests, Dayal has previously curated programming and exhibitions on the subjects of intimacy, material residues, and commemoration, for venues including Helena Anrather Gallery, A.I.R. Gallery, the Pfizer Building, and Barnard College; she also assisted New Museum curator Margot Norton with her organization of Sequences VIII: Elastic Hours, a biennial in Reykjavik. Dayal’s curatorial practice primarily engages the work of emerging and underrepresented artists.
At the intersection of curation and criticism, Dayal has contributed to several museum catalogues, and has also published her writing online and in print with Artforum, The Brooklyn Rail, CUE Art Foundation, Hyperallergic, Performa, SFAQ / NYAQ / AQ, and other publications. Recent articles have focused on the work of Constance DeJong and Tony Oursler, Zoe Leonard, Cathy Wilkes, Christie Neptune, and Justin Berry.