Dan Fox

I’m a writer, filmmaker, musician, and the author of Limbo (Fitzcarraldo Editions, 2018) and Pretentiousness: Why It Matters (Fitzcarraldo Editions, 2016), which was a New York Times Notable Book. My essays and reviews on art and culture have appeared in n+1, the Paris Review, the Financial Times, the Guardian, GQ, the World of Interiors, and a wide variety of exhibition catalogs, monographs, and anthologies. For twenty years I was an editor and staff writer for Frieze magazine (from 2014–18 as co-editor) and have been a juror for the Tate Museum’s Turner Prize and the Guggenheim’s Hugo Boss Award. In 2021 I was the recipient of an Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant. I’m currently a senior editor for The Yale Review.

In 2022 my BBC-commissioned film Other, Like Me: The Oral History of COUM Transmissions and Throbbing Gristle (co-directed with Marcus Werner Hed) premiered in the US at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, as part of Doc Fortnight. The film has played in festivals across the world and was nominated for a 2022 Grierson Award.

In 2001 I co-founded the record label Junior Aspirin Records (with Andy Cooke and Nathaniel Mellors), and as a musician I have performed on nearly twenty albums and singles, most recently with The God in Hackney, Das Audit and Eve Essex & The Fabulous Truth. Over the past two decades I’ve played in concerts around the world, including at the Centre Pompidou, Paris; the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London; The Kitchen, New York; and the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles. 

Together with Michael Portnoy, I am the co-creator of the sci-fi comedy show Extra Extra Radio for NTS Radio, and I write a regular substack on music, literature, cinema and art called Keep All Your Friends. I can be found at danlukefox [at] gmail [dot] com.