NEW JOB: Visual Art Critic / Reporter at the Star Tribune (Minneapolis)

Hello! I’m excited to share that I recently started working as a visual art critic/reporter at the Star Tribune Minneapolis. Read my stories:   Tweet

Terrible Premise, Good Art: The Curatorial Conundrum of “XX” at Subliminal Projects / CRAVE

It’s suspicious to name a show “XX,” give no explanation other than “it’s a show about eight emerging Los Angeles artists,” and leave it at that. “XX” very obviously refers to the female chromosome, however, and while all the artists in this show happened to be female-identified, is that really why they were curated together? […]

Performance Anxiety Screening & Reception: Gallery 400 on April 7 at 8pm

PERFORMANCE ANXIETY Gallery 400 at University of Illinois at Chicago 400 S. Peoria Wednesday, April 7 8pm Art critic Alicia Eler and video art collector Jefferson Godard present Performance Anxiety, a program of short video works dealing with performances of cultural identity. In navigating complicated understandings of gender, race, class, sexuality, or existence in on- and […]

Time Out Chicago Art Criticism

Here is a selection of art criticism that I wrote for Time Out Chicago. For additional clips, please contact me directly. FEATURE: Starving artists (Issue 165) PORTRAIT: Peregrine Honig (Issue 119) REVIEW: “Henbane: Dialectics of the Feminine Sublime” (published April 9, 2008) REVIEW: Tony Fitzpatrick at the Chicago Cultural Center (Issue 170) REVIEW: Rosemarie Trockel […]

Response: Art & the Art of Criticism

Response: Art and the Art of Criticism with Carrie Schneider University of Illinois at Chicago’s I-Space Gallery April 24-May 30, 2009 Alicia recently participated in “Response: Art & the Art of Criticism” at I-Space Gallery (April 24-May 31, 2009), a show that examines the role of the art critic today, and was part of a […]