Kimberly Bradley has been a culture writer and editor since the 1990s. When she writes, it’s often – but not always – about art or the art world. When she edits, it can be big-picture (entire publications from concept to completion) or niggling (line- or copyediting art and architecture catalogues). Born in a California desert town and raised in northern Minnesota, she graduated from Middlebury College in 1990. After several years in Hamburg and a decade in New York, she moved to Berlin in the early 2000s and now lives and works in both Berlin and Vienna.
Bradley’s work takes journalistic, essayistic, and critical forms. It has appeared in periodicals including AD, Art Agenda, artnet.com, ArtReview, Artsy, BBC Culture, Conde Nast Traveller, Frieze, Frieze d/e, GEO Saison, The International Herald Tribune, Metropolis, Mousse, The New York Times, PIN-UP, Smithsonian, Spiegel Online, Sueddeutsche Zeitung Magazin, German Vogue, WSJ. Magazine, and many others. She regularly contributes to artist monographs, and has co-produced television and independent documentaries. In 2001 she was an Arthur F. Burns fellow at the Sueddeutsche Zeitung Magazin in Munich.
Bradley is Berlin correspondent for Monocle magazine and reports for M24, Monocle’s web radio station (see Audio section). She currently teaches courses on contemporary art practices at NYU Berlin, and taught art writing at the Salzburg Summer Academy of Fine Arts in Salzburg, Austria in 2016, 2017, and 2019. She often takes part in panel discussions as a moderator or panelist, and occasionally acts as a consultant to cultural organizations and groups.
She finds it a bit silly to write about herself in the third person.