Andrew Berardini – WIR – The Institute for Art and Olfaction

Andrew Berardini
In residence at the IAO
Dates: June 15- November 15, 2016




The Institute for Art and Olfaction and writer Andrew Berardini are teaming up for a freeform writer-in-residence collaboration, starting on June 15, 2016 and running through November, 2016. The residency will result in the publication of a chapbook, containing Berardini’s essays and thoughts, as penned during the course of his time at the IAO. All other results are to be determined.


Residency Dates: June 15 – November 15, 2016



Andrew Berardini writes about the permeability between imagination and reality in mostly fictive essays and essayistic fiction, as well as often about the art of Los Angeles where he lives with his daughter.

Berardini has been a teacher at the Mountain School of Arts since 2008 and the last two years a residency leader on the subject of art writing as literature with Quinn Latimer at the Banff Centre.

An occasional curator, Andrew has organized with collaborators a metaphysical disco at the Church of the Holy Shroud in Turin, skywriting with Bruce Nauman over Pasadena at the Armory Center for the Arts, and a slightly anarchistic metafictive pseudo-play at the UKS in Oslo. Formerly an assistant editor at Semiotext(e), he is currently a contributing editor for Momus, Art-Agenda, and Mousse as well as a founding editor of The Art Book Review, in addition to having been a regular contributor to the LA Weekly, Artforum, and Art Review, amongst other periodicals. A finalist for the Premio Bonaldi Award for young curators and winner of an Andy Warhol/Creative Capital Grant for Art Writers in 2013, he was recently awarded with Martha Kirszenbaum and Jesse McKee a 221a Curatorial Resident Grant.

Berardini has a memoir-ish book forthcoming from Mousse Publishing on the artist Danh Vo, and is currently at work on another about color.

Learn more about Andrew Berardini here