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 collects, documents, and preserves the life stories of New York City based visual artists of the African Diaspora.
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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Regina Basha, Miyoshi Barosh (in memoriam), Cecily Brown, David Everitt-Howe, Joe Fyfe, Jeremy Gilbert-Rolfe, Stuart Horodner, Anthony Huberman, Judy Hudson, David Humphrey, Roberto Juarez, Shirley Kaneda, Deana Lawson, Zoe Leonard, Josiah McElheny, Saul Ostrow, Lucy Raven, Legacy Russell, Amy Sillman, Nick Stillman, Terence Trouillot, Kara Walker & Adam Pendleton
Stan Allen, Carlos Brillembourg, Deborah Gans
Lauren Bakst, Liza Béar, Nicholas Elliott, Leon Falk, Carlos Gutiérrez, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Jenn Joy, Clinton Krute, Ralph Lemon, Andrew Lampert, David Levine, Richard Maxwell, Amber Power, Mac Wellman
Michael Blair, Christina Campanella, Keith Connolly, David Grubbs, Lawrence Kumpf, Alan Licht, Mike McGonigal, Bruce Pearson, Ned Sublette, C. Spencer Yeh, John Zorn
Ammiel Alcalay, Esther Allen, Madison Smartt Bell, Tom Bolt, Carmen Boullosa, Amina Cain, Mónica de la Torre, Ted Dodson, Deborah Eisenberg, Veronica Esposito, Daniel Flores y Ascencio, Roxane Gay, John Haskell, A.M. Homes, Gary Indiana, Patricia Spears Jones, Chris Kraus, Rachel Kushner, Ben Lerner, Jonathan Lethem, Tan Lin, Patrick McGrath, Robert Polito, Francine Prose, Christopher Stackhouse, Lynne Tillman, Colm Tóibín, Frederic Tuten
ORAL HISTORY ADVISERS
Sanford Biggers, Melvin Edwards, Thelma Golden, Kellie Jones, Odili Donald Odita, Lowery Stokes Sims, Mickalene Thomas, Carrie Mae Weems, Stanley Whitney, Jack Whitten (in memoriam)
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, President
Rachel Lee Hovnanian
Heather M. Johnson, Secretary/Treasurer
Jeremy Larner, Vice President
Sally Ann Page
Lybess Sweezy, Co-Chair
Michele Oka Doner
Klaus Kertess, in memoriam
Frances Dittmer, in memoriam
Board of Advisers