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Esmé Hogeveen is a writer and editor based in Tkaronto/Toronto. She is currently a staff writer at Another Gaze (London) and an ArtSeen and Film contributor at The Brooklyn Rail (New York).
Her work has appeared in Artforum, Bookforum, The Baffler, BOMB, Frieze, Hazlitt, Hyperallergic, GARAGE, Texte zur Kunst, Canadian Art, C Magazine, Border Crossings, cléo film journal, and The LA Review of Books, among others. Esmé has participated in residencies at the Banff Centre for the Arts and Creativity (Banff, AB), Caldera Arts Center (Sisters, OR), the Khyber Centre for the Arts (Halifax, NS), White Rabbit (Red Clay, NS), the Plug In ICA (Winnipeg, MB), and was a Research Fellow at Images Festival in 2018 and a Media Mentee at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2019. She is also a previous member of the MICE (Moving Image Culture, Etc.) Magazine Collective and currently co-facilitates Writing Goop, an experimental art writing group with Emma Sharpe.
Her academic studies have focused on auto-theory, scrutiny as a paradigm of gendered visual judgment, and feminist art histories. In 2015, she received the Best Research Thesis Award and an Arché Award from the Pacific Northwest College of Art (Portland, OR), where she completed a MA in Critical Theory and Creative Research. Subsequently, she studied at Cornell University’s School of Criticism and Theory, where she was a scholarship holder, and York University, where she was an Art History and Visual Culture PhD candidate and a Graduate Research Assistant to Canada’s Research Chair in Digital Performance. More recently, her cross-disciplinary work has led to speaking engagements and writing commissions for various art spaces.
Esmé takes on copywriting, editing, writing coaching, and content development contracts. Previous clients include the Canadian Film Centre (CFC), the National Film Board of Canada (NFB), SSENSE, and lululemon, among others. She has also developed editorial collaborations with small businesses such as 100% Silk Shop. To inquire about rates and availability, please send an email.
MA, Critical Theory and Creative Research, Pacific Northwest College of Art ‘15
BA Honours, English Literature and Contemporary Studies, University of King’s College ‘13