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Anicka Yi

Selected Articles and Reviews
Feldhaus, Tim. “Portrait: Anicka Yi,” Monopol Magazine, December 2021
“Top 100,” Monopol Magazine, December 2021
Jeffries, Stuart. “The tyranny of the visual,” The Spectator, November 6, 2021
Godfrey, Mark. “The Politics of Air,” Tate Magazine, September 2021
Desaive, Pierre-Yves. “Anicka Yi Gladstone Gallery / Brussels,” Flash Art, June 24, 2019
Mee-yoo, Kwon. “Venice Biennale empowers women, diversity,” Korea Times, May 12, 2019
“10 Artists at the Venice Biennale We Know & Love,” Cultured Magazine, May 7, 2019
Blythe, Finn. “Five artists for the future from Art Brussels 2019,” Hero Magazine, May 2, 2019
Gavin, Francesca. “Six artists to discover during Art Brussels,” Twin Factory, April 28, 2019
“Five to see: Brussels,” Art Review, April 27, 2019
Bukuts, Carina. “The Best Shows to See in Brussels,” Frieze, April 25, 2019
Russeth, Andrew. “Weird Science,” W Magazine, September 2018
Rosenberg, Karen. “Please Smell the Art: Anicka Yi Will See That You Do,” The New York Times, May 2017
“Guggenheim Museum NY Celebrates 80th Anniversary,” Asian Art, March, 2017
Tittiger, Annie. “A Whiff of Culture Fine Art that Really Grows on You,” Wired, April, 2017
Pys, Pavel. “A Rancid Portrait of a Practice,” L’Officiel Art, March, 2017
Smith, Roberta. “Why the Whitney’s Humanist, Pro-Diversity Biennial is a Revelation,” The New York Times March 16, 2017
Fox, Dan. “Whitney Biennial 2017,” Frieze, March 14, 2017
Halle, Howard. “Review: 2017 Whitney Biennial,” Time Out New York, March 14, 2017
Saltz, Jerry. “The 2017 Whitney Biennial Is the Most Politically Charged in Decades,” Vulture, March 14, 2017
Davis, Ben. “The Whitney Nails a Balancing-Act Biennial,” artnet news, March 14, 2017
Sutton, Benjamin. “An Omnivorous Tour of the 2017 Whitney Biennial,” Hyperallergic, March 13, 2017
Gregory, Alice. “Anicka Yi is Inventing a New Kind of Conceptual Art,” T Magazine, February 14, 2017
Fujimori, Manami. “Anicka Yi,” Elle Japan, January 28, 2017
Crow, Kelly. “Artists to Watch at Art Basel in Miami Beach,” The Wall Street Journal, November 30, 2016
Pfefffer, Susanne. “Non-Science-Fiction,” Frankfurter Allgemeine Quarterly, November 17, 2016
Stansfield, Ted. “Fragrance artist Anicka Yi wins major art prize,” Dazed, November 2016
Pechman, Alexandra. “Hugo Boss Prize Winner Anicka Yi is Forcing the Art World to Take Scents Seriously,” W Magazine, October 28, 2016
Kennedy, Randy. “Artist of Olfactory Appeal Wins Hugo Boss Prize,” The New York Times, October 20, 2016
Schillinger, Jakob. “Post-Humannerism,” MAY, June 2016
“Collective Consciousness: A Roundtable,” Artforum, Summer 2016

Sharp, Chris. “Anicka Yi’s Allegorical Bouquets,” Cura, June 6, 2016

“At M.I.T., Science Embraces a New Chaos Theory: Art,” The New York Times, March 04, 2016
Bier, Arielle. “Molecular Materiality,” Sleek, Winter 2015

“The Top 15 Emerging Artists of 2015,” Artsy, December 16, 2015
“The Most Influential Museum Shows of 2015,” Artsy, December 16, 2015

“Artist’s Favourites by Anicka Yi,” Spike Art Magazine, #45 Autumn 2015

Bell, Kirsty. “Anicka Yi Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland,” Frieze, September 2015

Kalb, Peter R. “Anicka Yi 6,070,430K of Digital Spit,” ArtAsiaPacific, Sept/Oct 2015

“A Viral Petri-Dish of Potent Senses,” Bijutsu Techo, August 2015

“Anicka Yi at Kunsthalle Basel,” Contemporary Art Writing Daily, August 13, 2015

Engelm Xymma. “Was bleibt und was wird,” Monopol, August 8, 2015

Creahan, D. “Basel, Switzerland - Anicka Yi: ‘7,070,430K of Digital Spit’ at Kunsthalle Basel Through August 16th, 2015,” Art Observed, August 2, 2015

“Anicka Yi’s 7,070,430K of Digital Spit on view at Kunsthalle Basel,” Dallas Art Dealers Association, August 1, 2015

Quackenbush, Casey. “An ‘Olfactory Art Installation’ From an MIT-Trained Artist,” Observer, July 20, 2015

Graf, Jody. “ANICKA YI: 6,070,430K of Digital Spit,” The Brooklyn Rail, July 13, 2015
Borcherdt, Gesine. “Jetzt rieche ich es auch,” Die Welt, July 4, 2015

Bier, Arielle. “Visions of a Fractured Self: THEM at Schinkel Pavillon,” Sleek, June 19, 2015

Carlson, Eryn. “Anicka Yi Creates Art for All of the Senses at MIT List Center,” The Boston Globe, June 18, 2015

Russeth, Andrew. “Unforgettable: Anicka YI at Kunsthalle Basel,” ARTnews, June 15, 2015

Bailey, Stephanie. “The Best Exhibitions to See in Basel,” Ocula, June 12, 2015

Henry, Joseph. “Anicka Yi at The Kitchen,” Art in America, June 10, 2015
Rutland, Beau. “Anicka Yi: 6,070,430K of Digital Spit,” Artforum, May 2015

Hattrick, Alice. “Olfactory Fatigue,” Frieze, May 22, 2015

Shulan, Alexander. “Anicka Yi,” Kaleidoscope, May 2015
Piejko, Jennifer. “Anicka Yi The Kitchen / New York,” Flash Art, May 12, 2015

Dafoe, Taylor. “Viral Feminism: Anicka Yi at The Kitchen,” Artcritical, April 16, 2015

Eason, Emily. “Feminism as an Organism: Anicka Yi at the Kitchen,” Snack Art Review, April 8, 2015
Vogel, Wendy. “What’s that Smell in the Kitchen? Art’s Olfactory Turn,” Art in America Magazine, April 8, 2015
Yong Kim, Jane. “Feminist Fumes,” The Paris Review, April 6, 2015

Cole, B. “New York - Anicka Yi: ‘You Can Call Me F’ at the Kitchen Through April 11th, 2015,” Art Observed, April 4, 2015

Scott, Andrea K. “Scent of a Woman,” The New Yorker, April 3, 2015

Russeth, Andrew. “Shrimp, Female Bacteria, and the Smell of Gagosian: Anicka Yi at the Kitchen,” ArtNews, April 3, 2015
Wyma, Chloe. “Girls Gone Viral: Anicka Yi’s Pathological Feminism,” Momus, March 24, 2015

Kirsch, Corinna. “In Praise of the Virus: Anicka Yi’s You Can Call Me F at the Kitchen,” Art F City, March 24,2015

Kuo, Michelle. “Portfolio: Anicka Yi,” Artforum, March, 2015

Brooks, Katherine. “What Bacteria And Smell Have To Do With Feminism,” The Huffington Post, March 20, 2015

Walker, Elspeth. “Anicka Yi: You Can Call Me F at The Kitchen,” Daily Serving, March 19, 2015
Stamler, Hannah. “The Sights (and Smells) of Anicka Yi’s Bacteria Art Show,” The Creators Project, March 17, 2015

Archey, Karen “Anicka Yi on the power of smell, bacteria, and feminism,” e-Flux Conversations, March 13, 2015

Rosenberg, Karen. “The Scent of 100 Women: Artist Anicka Yi on Her New Viral Feminism Campaign at the Kitchen,” Artspace, March 12, 2015

“The Flavor Genome by Anicka Yi,” Engine Institute, March 10, 2015

O’Neill-Butler, Lauren. “Critic’s Picks,” Artforum, March 2015
Ballard, Thea. “Willfully Metabolizing: Anicka Yi Mixes Bacteria and Feminism at the Kitchen,” Blouin ArtInfo, March 04, 2015

Rood, Jenny. “Microbial Masterpieces: Artist Anicka Yi Explores the Beauty of Bacteria,” The Scientist, February 12, 2015

Burton, Johanna and Cornell, Lauren. “Alongsideness: Intimacy in Art,” Mousse Magazine, February 2015

Smith, Roberta. “15 Group Shows Not to Miss: Art Exhibitions Fro Chelsea to the Lower East Side,” The New York Times, January 29, 2015
Preston, Laura. “Elusive Earths Établissement D’en Face Projects, Brussels, Belgium” Frieze, January- February 2015
Latimer, Quinn. “Essential Loneliness Taylor Macklin Zürich” Frieze d/e, December 2014

“Julia Wachtel and Anicka Yi ‘Death’ at Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland” Mousse Magazine, November 2014

Prickett, Sarah Nicole. “Anicka Yi,” Interview, October 2014

McLean-Ferris, Laura. “Chatbots, tongues, denial & various other abstractions,” Frieze, September 16, 2014

Mclean-Ferris, Laura. “The Great Acceleration: Art in the Anthropocene,” Art Agenda, September 15, 2014
Burton, Johanna. “Split Subjects,” Texte Zur Kunst, September 2014

Busta, Caroline. “Taipei Biennial 2014: ‘The Great Acceleration,’ Artforum, September 2014

Creahan, D. “Anicka Yi: ‘Divorce’ at 47 Canal Through June 8th, 2014,” Art Observed, June 9, 2014
Rosenberg, Karen. “Anicka Yi: ‘Divorce,” The New York Times, May 22, 2014

“Goings on About Town: Art,” The New Yorker, May 15, 2014

Armstrong, Patrick. “Anicka Yi Lars Friedrich/Berlin,” Flash Art, March/April 2014
Howe, David Everitt Howe. “Anicka Yi FutureGreats 2014,” ArtReview, March 2014
Scrimgeour, Alexander. “Anicka Yi Lars Friedrich,” Artforum, March 2014

Horn, Daniel. “Critics’ Picks,”, January 2014

Rittenbach, Kari. “Narratives of Scent and Material Decay,” Frieze, January 2014.
McGarry, Kevin. “12th Biennale de Lyon,” Frieze, November 2013
Archey, Karen. “Beginnings + Ends,” Frieze, November 2013

Tschida, Anne. “First show under new MOCA leadership delivers clear vision,”, September 2013

D’Aurizio, Michele. “Meet New York-based artist Anicka Yi,”, September 2013
McLean-Ferris, Laura. “Some End of Things,” Frieze D/E, September 2013 

Sanchez, Michael. “2011,” Artforum, Summer 2013

Russeth, Andrew. “New York Artists Now,” GalleristNY, February 20, 2013

Halpern, Clara. “A Disagreeable Object,” Modern Painters: Review, January 2013

Rutland, Beau. “Openings,” Artforum, January 2013
Chamberlain, Colby. “A Disagreeable Object,” Artforum, December 2012

Rossenberg, Karen. “A Throwaway? Not from This Angle,” The New York Times, October 5, 2012
Chan, Katherine. “Interview with Anicka Yi,”, September 15, 2012

Gartenfeld, Alex. “First Look,” Art in America, September 2012

“Portfolio,” Bomb Magazine, Summer 2012

“Chat,” Zing Magazine, June 2012 

Russeth, Andrew. “When a Cat is Not a Cat? When It’s a Sculpture,”, April 10, 2012
Bircken, Alexandra “Feminine Airs and Awkward Remainders,” BOMBlog, January 2, 2012
Thomas Baker, Allese. “Critics’ Picks,”, November 10, 2011 

Everett Howe, David. Art Review, Issue 55, December 2011

Diamond Hamer, Katy. Flash Art, November/December 2011
The New Yorker “Goings On About Town: Art,” October 13, 2011

Russeth, Andrew. “Top Ten Gallery Shows,” The New York Observer, September 15, 2011

Sherwood Pundyk, Anne. “179 Canal/Anyways,” The Brooklyn Rail, November 1, 2011

Asfour, Nana. “The Art of Giving,” The Paris Review Daily, January 27, 2011
Chamberlain, Colby. “Critics' Picks,”, November 18, 2010

Kitnick, Zak. “not so autonomous maybe: 179 Canal at White Columns,” Idiommag, November 10, 2010
Fiduccia, Joanna. “Critics’ Picks,”, April 20, 2010
Granata, Francesca. “Fashion Projects,” X-Initiative II, August 10, 2009

Clary, Katherine. “On High Alert: Shigenobu Twilight,” Interview Magazine Blog, February 2, 2009