Interviews, Reviews & Essays


“Dots and Dashes, Crumbs and Ashes: Traces of Trauma’s Abstraction” in Intervalla, v. II, 2014/15.


Tactical Response: Art in an Age of Terror (Agon Press, 2014).

Tactical Response: Art in an Age of Terror investigates works by Hans Haacke, Krzysztof Wodiczko, and Alfredo Jaar to elucidate the intricate relationship between representation and real life, particularly as regards art’s effectiveness in articulating conditions of atrocity. While these artists do not document war, terror, and catastrophe, they speak to the conditions of its existence and the impact of its experience, offering a vantage point from which viewers can critically address the causes and consequences of suffering.

unnamed“Migratory Aesthetics: Interstices in the Utopian Real,” discussion for “Utopias and Realities” – a video screening and panel discussion presented by TransborderArt for Anthology Film Archives, Monday, September 29, 2014, 6:30-8:30. Aired on Brooklyn Public Network.

“A Landscape of Tragedy: New Debates in Alfredo Jaar’s ‘Politics of Images’,” feature essay for Afterimage 42:2 (Sep-Oct, 2014).

“Alfredo Jaar,” an interview for BOMB Daily (April 30, 2014).


“Pablo Helguera,” an interview for BOMBlog (October 30, 2013).

“The Strength To See” in Flash Art International (May-June, 2013): 122-127.

Through an exploration of the Chilean artist, architect and filmmaker Alfredo Jaar‘s recent survey shows in three Berlin institutions, New York-based writer Kathleen MacQueen highlights the political tone of the artist who’s representing Chile at the 2013 Venice Biennale.


“Daniel Canogar: Between Dreams and their Extinction” in Latidos (Espacio Fundación Telefónica, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2012).

Kathleen MacQueen and Jo Ractliffe “As Terras do Fim do Mundo: Silence as an act of recovery” in über(W)unden: Art in Troubled Times, ed. Sean O’Toole (2012).

“Silent Speech and a Politics of Intimacy” for Strategies of (un)SilencingAmerican University of Armenia, October 26 and 27, 2012.

“Nayda Collazo-Llorens: The Consistency of Chaos” in An Exercise in Numbness and Other Tales (Richmond Center for VIsual Arts, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 2012).

“dOCUMENTA (13) – when too much is not enough” for BOMBlog, August 6, 2012.

“A Review of the Armenian Pavilion, the 54th Venice Biennale, Ararat Magazine, October 3, 2011.

Subtle Intensities of the Unexpected” in Peter Campus, ed. By Chance: A Video Show

“Face-to-face: A Conversation with Hans Haacke,” Seachange Journal, Spring.

“Face-to-face: Hans Haacke confronts war, democracy, and the State of the Union,” Seachange Journal, Spring.

Review of Alfredo Cramerotti’s Aesthetic Journalism,The Art Book 17:4 (Nov 2010): 62.

Review of Krzysztof Wodiczko’s City of Refuge,The Art Book 17:3 (August 2010): 50-52.

Review of Iranian Photography Now, The Art Book 16:2 (May 2009): 58-59.

Review of The Image and the Witness, The Art Book 15:3 (August 2008): 72-73.

Review of Beautiful Suffering: Photography and the Traffic in PainThe Art Book 14:4 (November 2007): 66-67.

“Survival in a Post-Apocalyptic World: Joseph Beuy’s Performance and Pedagogy,” Art Criticism 19: 2, 7-21.

2000 and earlier
Review of Talking Visions: Multicultural Feminism in a Transnational Age, Journal of Multicultural and Cross-cultural Research in Art Education, vol. 17, 119-122.

“1998 Survey on the Status of Women and People of Color in the Arts” – a survey of 230 institutions of higher education co-authored with Marjorie Och and produced by the Committee for Women in the Arts for the College Art Association.

“The Myth of Self-Identity: Mona Hatoum – Silence, Exposure, Rupture and Suture,” in Valör 2 (1997): 3-19.

“HIS/HER,” Time Capsul, edited by Robin Kahn (New York: Creative Time and S.O.S. International, 1995), 254-255.

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