Emily Colucci is a writer, curator and co-founder of Filthy Dreams, a blog analyzing art and culture through a queer lens and a touch of camp. Emily is the recipient of a 2016 Creative Capital|Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant for Filthy Dreams.
Writing for print magazines, online venues and exhibition catalogues, Emily has contributed to VICE Magazine, POZ Magazine, Flaunt Magazine, Muse Magazine, ArtVoices Magazine, Salon, LA Review of Books, Art Papers Magazine, Hi-Fructose Magazine, Malibu Magazine, Art F City, Ms Magazine, Frontrunner Magazine, CRUSH Fanzine, New York Magazine’s Bedford and Bowery, WhiteWall Magazine, among others.
In 2017, she curated a group exhibition Night Fever at Pittsburgh’s Future Tenant on disco and its aesthetic legacy. She also co-curated Visual AIDS’s annual exhibition Party Out Of Bounds: Nightlife As Activism Since 1980 at LaMaMa Galleria, as well as its satellite installation Courtship Disorder by John Walter in London’s White Cubicle Toilet Gallery at the late George & Dragon Pub. Party Out Of Bounds was featured in I-D Magazine, OUT Magazine, Hyperallergic, The Art Newspaper, Unicorn Booty, New York Magazine’s Bedford + Bowery, Posture Mag, Paper Magazine and Sang Bleu.
Deemed (by herself) the “art critic of trash,” told that she writes from a “contrarian personal sensibility” and that she represented “everything stupid about the Internet in 2017 in one tweet,” Emily is interested in nightlife, trash, AIDS activism and queer activism in art.