Tess Edmonson (b. 1987, Calgary) is a writer and editor. She writes about contemporary art and culture, with a particular emphasis on gender, power, affect, style and the cultural production of meaning. She was recently the editor of Flash Art, where she edited special portfolios dedicated to the work of Adrian Piper and Jutta Koether. Her essays and reviews also regularly appear in the magazine. From 2013 to 2018 she was assistant editor of art-agenda.
Edmonson’s writing has appeared in Texte zur Kunst, art-agenda, Afterall, Frieze, Rhizome, Art Papers, Vdrome, PIN–UP, C Magazine and Canadian Art. Her essay “Food, Garments, Bodies, Place, Style, Meaning” appeared in Anna-Sophie Berger’s catalogue Manual, published on the occasion of the exhibition “Places to fight and to make up” at Mumok, Vienna, in 2016. She contributed to a monograph on Darren Bader, published by Koenig Books in 2018. And her essay “My Political and Public Part” recently appeared in a catalogue on the work of Miriam Cahn, published by the Haus der Kunst, Munich. She was Canadian Art’s 2011 editorial resident.
Canadian Art, founded in 1984 and published by a national non-profit charitable foundation, is Canada’s most widely read art magazine.