Stephanie Cristello

Artistic Director, EXPO CHICAGO Editor-in-Chief, THE SEEN

Stephanie Cristello is a curator, writer, and contemporary art critic living in Chicago, IL. She is the founding Editor-in-Chief of THE SEEN, Chicago’s International Journal of Contemporary & Modern Art, currently serves as the Artistic Director of EXPO CHICAGO, and Director / Curator at Chicago Manual Style. She was previously the Senior Editor US for ArtSlant (2012–2018), and her writing has been published in the London-based publications ArtReviewElephant Magazine, and Frieze Magazine, as well as BOMB MagazineOSMOSMousse Magazine, and Portable Gray, published by the University of Chicago Press. Her texts have been published numerous exhibition catalogues nationally and internationally. She graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2013 with a Liberal Arts Thesis in the Visual Critical Studies Department. Her forthcoming books are Theodora Allen: Saturnine (Motto, 2020) and Barbara Kasten: Architecture and Film 2015–2020 (Skira, 2021). She is currently serving as the Curatorial Advisor for the Busan Biennale 2020, and a Guest Curator at Kunsthal Aarhus 2020–21.