Gilda Williams Artforum Act Programme

Gilda Williams

Book Author and Art Critic at Artforum. 


Gilda Williams teaches Module 2: 'How to write an art statement (or how to write about contemporary art)'

Gilda Williams is an art critic, London correspondent for Artforum magazine and Senior Lecturer on the MFA Curating programme at Goldsmiths, where she teaches art writing.

Williams has written for The Guardian, Sight and Sound, frieze, Time Out, and Art Monthly, and more. Catalogue essays include Phyllida Barlow, Christian Marclay, Yayoi Kusama, among many others. From 1994-2005 Williams was Editor and Commissioning Editor (from 1997) for contemporary art at Phaidon Press, producing some 55+ monographs in the Contemporary Artists series including Francis Alys, Jimmie Durham, Isa Genzken, Roni Horn, On Kawara, and Lorna Simpson.

Her books include The Gothic (2007) and On and By Andy Warhol (2016); Williams' How to Write about Contemporary Art (2014) is published in seven languages.

She regularly lectures on the MA programmes at the Ruskin School of Art, Oxford University, and Sotheby's Institute of Art, London. In 2020 she was an evaluator for the Andy Warhol Foundation/Creative Time Arts Writers Grants.