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Chris is a writer, editor and critic, author of The Artist in Time (Herbert Press, 2020) and Ha-Ha Crystal (Copy Press, 2016).

Contributing Editor at ArtReview, and regular contributor to publications such as Art Agenda and Art Monthly, Chris Fite-Wassilak writes regularly on artist practices and exhibitions, and essays on cultural histories and suburban arcana. He is the co-organiser, with artist Anne Tallentire, of the quarterly event hmn.

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Chris' research interests include suburban aesthetics; comic books; exhibition histories and art infrastructure; politicised phenomenology; cheese production; hygiene history; doubt and science fiction.

Always Leave: Errand and Essays from the Suburbs: a book of creative nonfiction combing cultural history, memoir and fiction (forthcoming)

Hmn (2015-present), a quarterly, peripatetic sound-based event, co-organised with artist Anne Tallentire

Chris' critical writing and essays have appeared in publications including Afterall, Apollo, Art & Australia, Art Papers, Camera Austria, frieze, Tate Etc, The Quietus, RA Magazine, The Serving Library and Vittles.

He has contributed to influential books shaping art discourse including Politics of Food (eds. Dani Burrows and Aaron Cezar, Delfina Foundation and Sternberg, 2019), Curating Research (eds. Paul O’Neill and Mick Wilson, Open Editions, 2014) and Out of Time, Out of Place: Public Art (Now) (ed. Clare Doherty, Art/Books, 2015). He has written monograph essays for catalogues on John Carson (AVA Public, 2021), Imogen Stidworthy (Netwerk Aalst, 2019), Matt Calderwood (Baltic and De La Warr Pavilion, 2015), and many others, including forthcoming publications on Anne Tallentire and Alexis Teplin.

Arts Council England DYCP (2020)

Andy Warhol Foundation Art Writers Grant (2021)


Fite-Wassilak, C. (2020). The Artist in Time: A Generation of Great British Artists. London: Herbert Press.

Fite-Wassilak, C. (2016). Ha-Ha Crystal. Ventnor: Copy Press.

Essays and contributions in:

Fite-Wassilak, C. (2022). Recipes for a New Society. In: Anfossi, F. (ed), From the Pot to the Earth at Rochester Square. Berlin: Sternberg.

Fite-Wassilak, C.(2021). Notes from Maybe Eye, in: Brendan Earley: some time later. Dublin: Fält.

Fite-Wassilak, C.(2021). Going Back to Your Own Country. In: John Carson: what not, Selected Artworks and Ephemera 1975-96. Limerick: ACA Public.

Fite-Wassilak, C.(2020). Implement. In. McNulty, D. (ed.), Everything is Somewhere Else. Dublin: Paper Visual Art.

Fite-Wassilak, C. (2019). Species of Specialities. In: Burrows, D. and Cezar, A. (eds.). Politics of Food. London and Berlin: Delfina Foundation and Sternberg.

Fite-Wassilak, C. (2015). Matt Calderwood. In Won, J and Scarth. E. (eds), Matt Calderwood. Bexhill and Newcastle: Baltic and De La Warr Pavilion.

Fite-Wassilak, C. (2015). In. Doherty, Claire (ed.). Out of Time, Out of Place: Public Art (Now). Bristol and London

Situations and Art/Books.

Fite-Wassilak, C. (2014). In: O’Neill, P. and Wilson, M. (eds), Curating Research. London: Open Editions.

(2018-ongoing) Contributing Editor, Art Review magazine

(2011 – ongoing) Member, International Art Critics Association (AICA) UK

Hmn (2015-present), a quarterly, peripatetic sound-based event, co-organised with artist Anne Tallentire