BOMB Magazine has been publishing conversations between artists of all disciplines since 1981. BOMB’s founders—New York City-based artists and writers—created BOMB because they saw a disparity between the way artists talked about their work among themselves and the way critics described it.
Today, BOMB is a multi-media publishing house that creates, disseminates, and preserves artist-generated content from interviews to artists’ essays to new literature. BOMB includes a quarterly print magazine, a daily online publication, and a digital archive of its previously published content from 1981 onward.
BOMB Daily publishes exchanges on artistic practice including interviews, literature, portfolios, and essays.
The BOMB Archive is a fully searchable and relational online library that provides access to the ongoing history of dialogue generated by BOMB since 1981. With funding from the A.W. Mellon Foundation, BOMB has made all of its content—over 7,500 primary cultural documents from the past 37 years—available for free.
The Oral History Project is a series of interviews that documents and preserves the life stories of NYC-based, African American visual artists.
Publisher, Editor In Chief
Director of Audience Development & Digital Production
Director of Development
Director of Circulation
Performing Arts Fellow
Online Literature Editor
Oral History Fellow
Creative Direction & Design
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Tina Barney, Miyoshi Barosh, Ross Bleckner, Cecily Brown, Adam Fuss, Joe Fyfe, Jeremy Gilbert-Rolfe, Stuart Horodner, Anthony Huberman, Judy Hudson, David Humphrey, Roberto Juarez, Shirley Kaneda, Deana Lawson, Zoe Leonard, Nell McClister, Josiah McElheny, Saul Ostrow, Bruce Pearson, Lucy Raven, Legacy Russell, Clifford Ross, Amy Sillman, Nick Stillman, Mimi Thompson, Terence Trouillot, Kara Walker
Stan Allen, Carlos Brillembourg, Deborah Gans
Liza Béar, Clinton Krute, Nicholas Elliott, Leon Falk, Bette Gordon, Carlos Gutiérrez, Andrew Lampert, Craig Lucas
Jon Robin Baitz, Lauren Bakst, Jenn Joy, Ralph Lemon, David Levine, Richard Maxwell, Amber Power, Mac Wellman
David Byrne, Anthony Coleman, Keith Connolly, David Grubbs, David Krasnow, Lawrence Kumpf, George Lewis, Alan Licht, Mike McGonigal, Marc Ribot, Ned Sublette, Julia Wolfe, C. Spencer Yeh, John Zorn
Ammiel Alcalay, Esther Allen, Robert Antoni, Deborah Baker, Madison Smartt Bell, Tom Bolt, Carmen Boullosa, Amina Cain, Ryan Chapman, Edwidge Danticat, Mónica de la Torre, Deborah Eisenberg, Veronica Scott Esposito, Brian Evenson, Daniel Flores y Ascencio, Roxane Gay, Francisco Goldman, Kimiko Hahn, Matthea Harvey, John Haskell, A.M. Homes, Gary Indiana, Patricia Spears Jones, Chris Kraus, Rachel Kushner, Ben Lerner, Jonathan Lethem, Tan Lin, Phillip Lopate, Jaime Manrique, Patrick McGrath, Mary Morris, Caryl Phillips, Robert Polito, Francine Prose, Daniel Shapiro, Christopher Stackhouse, Lynne Tillman, Colm Tóibín, Frederic Tuten
ORAL HISTORY ADVISERS
Sanford Biggers, Thelma Golden, Kellie Jones, Mickalene Thomas, Carrie Mae Weems, Stanley Whitney, Jack Whitten
Adam Bartos, Sarah Charlesworth (in memoriam), Sally Gall, Nan Goldin, Ben Handzo, Elliot Schwartz, William Wegman
with Liza Béar as adviser
Board of Trustees
Rosemary Carroll, Co-Chair
Jennifer Clifford Danner
Rachel Lee Hovnanian
Heather M. Johnson
Lybess Sweezy, Co-Chair
Michele Oka Doner
Klaus Kertess, in memoriam
Frances Dittmer, in memoriam
Board of Advisers