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 Architectural Review, Artsy, artnet News, frieze, Elephant, Metropolis, VICE, and Wallpaper.

Her research interests include the crossover 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.

Her research on urban voids has been taught in university courses in New York and Berlin, and she has presented research on internet culture, art activism and alienation in the urban commons at conferences in Lisbon, New York, and Chicago. Her work has appeared as installation, moving image, sculpture, audio, and as print and digital text, and has been exhibited in galleries in London, Berlin, Chicago, and Detroit.

She graduated with degrees in social anthropoloy and contemporary art practice 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.
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Recent print features:

Future Love
Elephant: Issue 34 (March 2018)

Forensic Architecture: Practising Activism
Icon Eye (April 2018)

Agenda: Paul Maheke at Chisenhale
Mousse Magazine (April 2018)

Tropical Hangover: Florida's Alt-Real Art Party
Art Papers : Virtual Reality (March 2018)

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

Night Fever: Designing Club Culture
Metropolis Magazine (May 2018)

Body talk: Stine Deja
CURA 28 (June 2018)