Quinn Latimer is a poet, critic, and editor based in Basel and Athens. She is the author of Rumored Animals (2012), which won the American Poetry Journal Book Prize, and Sarah Lucas: Describe This Distance (2013), which explores the work of Lucas as well as shame, palindromes, passivity, fertility statuary, Napoleon, Artaud, Beckett, and Sontag. A regular contributor to Artforum and a contributing editor to frieze, her writing also appears in Boston Review, The Paris Review, and in recent publications for Michel Auder, Ida Ekblad, Elmgreen & Dragset, Daniel Gustav Cramer, Charlotte Moth, Walter Swennen, Julia WachtelKelley Walker, Akram Zaatari, and in Time, for MIT Press. Her writing, lecture-performances, and video collaborations have been included in exhibitions such as “6-4-2,” LiveInYourHead, Geneva (with Paolo Thorsen-Nagel); “Der Leone Have Sept Cabeças,” CRAC Alsace, Altkirch, France (with Megan Rooney); “Bungalow Germania,” German Pavilion, Venice Architecture Biennale, Italy; “Pleasure Principles,” Fondation d’Enterprise Galeries Lafayette, Paris (all 2014); and “Gestures in Time,” Qalandia International, Ramallah/Jerusalem (2012).

She is currently Editor-in-Chief of Publications for documenta 14. Additionally, she is coeditor of Stories, Myths, Ironies, and Other Songs: Conceived, Directed, Edited, and Produced by M. Auder (2014); Olinka, or Where Movement Is Created (2013); Paul Sietsema: Interviews on Films and Works (2012); and No Core: Pamela Rosenkranz (2012). Her lectures and readings have been held widely, including at Kunsthalle Zurich, Switzerland; Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo; Chisenhale Gallery, London; and Whitechapel Gallery, London. Curatorial projects include “mood is made / temperature is taken,” Glasgow Sculpture Studios, Scotland (2014), and The Printed Room at SALTS, Basel, with the exhibitions “read the room / you’ve got to“(2014) and “Emmy Moore’s Journal: An Exhibition Based on a Letter in a Short Story by Jane Bowles” (2013). She has taught and lectured at Geneva’s Haute école d’art et de design (HEAD); FHNW Academy of Art and Design, Basel; the Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam; and The Banff Centre, in Alberta, Canada. A Pushcart Prize nominee and a recipient of an Arts Writing Grant from Creative Capitol/Warhol Foundation, Latimer was educated at Sarah Lawrence College and Columbia University in New York.