ALICIA ELER is an art critic, curator & writer whose projects focus on American pop and consumer culture, adolescence and queer aesthetics. A regular contributor to artblogazine Hyperallergic, Eler’s criticism also appears in Artforum.com and Art21. Her work has been published in Art Papers, RAW Vision Magazine UK, BusinessInsider, ReadWriteWeb, Salon.com, Flavorpill, Chicago Gallery News, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, and Time Out Chicago, among others.
Her writing projects have been featured in The Washington Post, Gigaom, Dictionary.com, Colorlines, Vice Magazine, The Verge, WTTW Chicago Tonight, and the Chicago Tribune. Recently named one of the top six young curators to know by Chicago Magazine and a hot writer to watch by the Chicago Sun-Times, Eler currently authors the ongoing Selfie Series for Hyperallergic, which catalogues, questions and theorizes the selfie cultural phenomenon. Eler holds a BA in Art History from Oberlin College. She is currently based in Chicago.