Emily Colucci is a freelance art 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, 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.
She will be curating a disco exhibition Night Fever at Pittsburgh’s Future Tenant, opening July 7, 2017. Previously, she 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,” as well as told that she writes from a “contrarian personal sensibility,” Emily is interested in nightlife, Downtown New York artwork from the 1970s and 1980s and its legacy, AIDS activism and queer activism in art and any type of edgy, experimental contemporary art.