Maria Fusco is the first Writer in Residence at Whitechapel Gallery, launching the annual residency programme as a platform for writing about art, writing as art and writing as a lens through which to view art. Throughout the year Fusco will curate a series of conversations, workshops, readings, screenings and courses and a festival. She will also be producing a book of short stories, which will be
 published in Spring 2010 at the end of her residency.

Fusco contributes to a broad range of
 international publications, most recently Copy Work (Vancouver:
 Contemporary Art Gallery); Fully Booked: Cover Art and Design for Books
 (Berlin: Gestalten) and Hey Hey Glossolalia (New York: Creative Time).
 She is editor of The Happy Hypocrite, a new bi-annual journal for and
 about experimental art writing, launched in 2008.  

‘The Happy Hypocrite is already cloaked in the aura of legend and
 celebrated as one of the last bastions of experimentation.’  Kaleidoscope
magazine, 2009)

Maria Fusco is Director of Art Writing at Goldsmiths, London where she leads
 the MFA Art Writing, and is currently critic in residence at The
 Kadist Art Foundation, Paris.

‘Maria is creating a vanguard in the relationship between language and
 visual arts that is undoubtedly of significance, and suffused with
 humour, absurdity and a serious playfulness.’  Kit Hammonds, freelance
 curator and tutor, Curating Department, Royal College of Art, London.