JJ Charlesworth

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Dr JJ Charlesworth is a writer and art critic. Since 2006 he has worked on the editorial staff of the London-based international art magazine ArtReview, where he one of the editors. JJ studied fine art at Goldsmiths College, London, in the mid-1990s, before turning his hand to criticism.

Since 1999, he has written reviews, articles and commentaries for publications such as Art Monthly, Modern Painters, Time Out London, Third Text and the Daily Telegraph, and online platforms such as art-agenda, artnet.news and CNN Style. He has published numerous features and catalogue essays on artists including Roger Hiorns, David Claerbout, Sarah Lucas and Liam Gillick.

He has lectured and taught extensively, tutoring at London’s Royal College of Art, the Royal Academy Schools and Central St Martins College. In 2016 he completed a doctoral thesis at the Royal College of Art, a study of art criticism in Britain during the 1970s. His book Criticism, Art and Theory in 1970s Britain: the Critical War, was published by Routledge in 2024.

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