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Saelan Twerdy

I am a writer, editor, and cultural worker based in Tiohtià:ke/Montréal. My doctoral research at McGill University focused on the notion of “dematerialization” in art since the 1960s in relation to information technology, political economy, and artistic labour. These topics continue to inform my writing as a critic.


I am currently Editorial Coordinator at Concordia University Press.


I am also the Managing Editor of RACAR, the official journal of the Universities Art Association of Canada. From 2014 to 2021, I was a contributing editor at Momus, and my writing has appeared in venues such as BesideCBC ArtsCanadian Art (RIP), Esse, C magazine, Border Crossings, Blackflash, and The New Inquiry.


I have also contributed to books and exhibition catalogues published by Fonderie Darling, Concordia University’s FOFA Gallery, Fogo Island Arts/Sternberg Press, and the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (now MOCA Toronto), among others.


As a freelance editor, I provide services for artists, scholars, and institutions, including editing and proofreading artists’ statements, biographies, grant proposals, exhibition texts, catalogues, press releases, and academic articles and books. 

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