Emily McDermott is a Berlin-based writer and editor who focuses on visual art and culture. Her writing has been published by numerous magazines, including Frieze, ArtReview, Artsy, Wallpaper*, New York Magazine’s Vulture, artnet News, Vice’s Garage, i-D, W Magazine and Elle.com, among others. She is an editor at Spike Art Magazine and has worked on editing projects with companies and institutions such as David Chipperfield Architects; SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin; Berlin Art Link; and Iwalewahaus, Universität Bayreuth, Germany. Branded content clients include Art Basel, the BMW Art Guide, Carbon 12 (Dubai), Drdova Gallery (Prague), Mic.com, Twyla.com and more. She was a Fulbright fellow in 2016–17 and was previously the digital art, music and nightlife editor at Interview magazine in New York.
Emily graduated summa cum laude from New York University, receiving highest honors in both her journalism and self-designed honors major entitled “Images in Society,” with a minor in art history. She was presented with the Anna and John Peter Zenger Award for overall excellence in journalism and graduating as the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute’s valedictorian. Her journalism thesis was a finalist in 2015’s Hearst Multimedia Enterprise Competition.
She runs a Berlin reading group of contemporary art magazines that meets the last Monday of every month at Ashely Berlin, Contemporary Fine Arts, and Spike Berlin. If you’re interested in joining, send her an email with the subject line “Reading Group.”
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