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 the Managing Editor of RACAR, the official journal of the Universities Art Association of Canada. Since 2014, I have been a contributing editor at Momus, and my writing has appeared in venues such as Canadian Art, 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.


I also provide editing services for artists, including writing, editing, and proofreading artists’ statements, biographies, grant proposals, exhibition texts, and publications, and for institutions, including writing and editing press releases and brochures and editing and proofreading exhibition catalogues.