Carlos Kong, Critic in Residence 2018

© Carlos Kong

Residency Period
May 21 – June 12, 2018

a cooperation with EIKON – International Magazine for Photography and Media Art.

Carlos Kong is a writer and art historian based in New York and Berlin. His critical writings on contemporary art most often engage with questions of gender, queer culture, migration, geopolitics, urban space, and cultural memory, while his broader academic interests include 20th-century European art and literature, theories of photography and media, and relations between sexuality, aesthetics, and politics. His work has been published by art journals and cultural institutions, including The Brooklyn Rail, Migrant Journal, esse arts+ opinions, Photogénie Magazine, East European Film Bulletin, and the Jan van Eyck Academie. He was commended by the Art & Culture Art Criticism Prize in 2016.

Carlos is currently pursuing a PhD in Art History at Princeton University. He studied Art History, Comparative Literature, and German Studies at Cornell University and in Heidelberg and Berlin, before receiving an MA in History of Photography and Film at The Courtauld Institute of Art in London.

In the course of his residency in Vienna, Kong wrote a detailed exhibition review of Timotheus Tomicek’s “double take” at das weisse haus.