Rachel Valinsky is an independent curator, writer, and translator based in Brooklyn, New York.
Recent projects include the International Festival of Text-Sound Poetry, organized with ISSUE Project Room, Itself Not So at Lisa Cooley, In and Around Collaborative Projects, Inc at Spectacle Theater, User Agent at Judson Memorial Church, and Un, Deux, Trois at Home Alone 2 Gallery. She was a curator for the Segue Reading Series in April and May 2016. In 2017-2018 Rachel will be a Friday Night Reading Series curator at the Poetry Project and a Curatorial Fellow at The Kitchen, New York.
Her writing has appeared in Art in America, BOMB, East of Borneo, Millennium Film Journal, C Magazine, and The Third Rail, and she is the editor of Warm Equations (Édition Patrick Frey, 2016). Translations are forthcoming from Semiotext(e) and Éditions Lutanie. She was an art writer in residence at the Banff Centre in 2015 and an art critic in residence at CUE Art Foundation and Art21 Magazine in 2016.
Rachel is a co-founder of Wendy's Subway, a library, reading room, and writing space in Bushwick and a contributing editor at Éditions Lutanie, Paris.
Rachel holds a BA in Art History and Comparative Literature from Columbia University and is a doctoral student in Art History at The Graduate Center, City University of New York. She teaches in the department of Art History at Hunter College, New York.