Alice Bucknell

Alice Bucknell is an artist, writer, and editor raised in Florida and based in London. She reports on art, architecture, and digital culture among other things, and contributes to a range of online and print publications including the ArchDaily, Artsy, artnet News, frieze, Elephant, Metropolis, PIN-UP, and Wallpaper.

Her writing follows the connecting threads of high art and pop culture, mysticism and technology, spirituality and late capitalism, among other apparent contradictions. She uses her training as a social anthropologist to dig into subcultural movements occuring online and away from the screen to better understand the direction that contemporary art and architecture (and their dissidents) are moving.

She earned dual BA degrees in anthropology and fine art from the University of Chicago and has since worked in publishing houses, artist collectives, galleries, and institutions in the US, the UK, and Europe, including Log in New York and the Agora Collective in Berlin. She is currently a staff writer and editor for Elephant Magazine and is completing an MA in Contemporary Art Practice at the Royal College of Art in London.

For commissions and collaborations, please get in touch.

Recent and upcoming print features:

A Near-Future Obituary for Jargon
Essays on the Blurred Edges of the Urban Environment (February 2019)

Features on Audrey Large + Messgewand
PIN-UP Issue 26 (Spring 2019)

Interview with Babi Badalov
Mousse Magazine (Spring 2019)

Tropical Modernism
Icon (Dec 2018)

No Free Rides
Harvard Design Magazine (November 2018)

Exit Strategies: Spirituality and Space Tourism in Late Capitalism
Migrant Journal : Dark Matters (2018)