Matthew Rana

Matthew Rana (1981/US) is the author of Ardour: Poems from the Daud (Nion Editions, 2022). His writing has appeared in e-flux Criticism, OEI, and Jacket2, among others, and he is a regular contributor to Kunstkritikk and Frieze. Currently a PhD candidate at the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis, he lives and works in Stockholm.


matthewrana [at] gmail [dot] com


Matthew Rana and Nion Editions at Fabelbar, 21 March 2023


Ardour: Poems from the Daud (Nion Editions, 2022); available via Small Press Distribution


From Memory to Reproduction: The Cinema of Bernadette Mayer

Poetry’s best-kept secret – in conversation with Matthew Rana on the cinematic work of poet Bernadette Mayer, Metropolis M

The Cinema of Bernadette Mayer, Symposium of the Network for New York School Studies, 20 April 2022, Université Gustave Eiffel (Paris, FR)

G R G W R G R B R B R B W G W G R B B B B, reflections on Bernadette Mayer’s Studying Hunger Journals (Station Hill Press, 2011). Jacket2


Forget Rilke, review of Third Eye Butterfly, curated by Cathrin Mayer for Mint, Stockholm (SE), 1 December 2022–18 February 2023. Kunstkritikk

Mara Lee's Monstrous Demand, review of Loving Others, Othering Love: On a Few Tropes and Emotions that Shape the Image of the Stranger, Mara Lee (Praun & Guermouche, 2022). Kunstkritikk

The Politics of Bad Neighbours, review of Houses to Die In and Other Essays on Art, Ina Blom (Sternberg Press, 2022). Kunstkritikk

Was Nancy Holt a Feminist or a Mystic? review of Inside Outside, Nancy Holt at Bildmuseet, Umeå (SE), 17 June 2022–29 January 2023. Frieze

The Phantasmic World of Lap-See Lam, review of Dreamers' Quay, Dreamers' Key, Lap-See Lam at Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm (SE), 9 February–3 April 2022. Frieze

Critic on the Loose, review of Poems and Parables on the Political Utility of Art, Karl Katz Lydén (Bom Dia Boa Tarde Boa Noite, 2021). Kunstkritikk

Bad Contemporaneity, interview with Sianne Ngai. Kunstkritikk

Cecilia Germain on the Political Power of Sleep, review of The Dream Keeper, Cecilia Germain at Botkyrka Konsthall, Botkyrka (SE), 6 March–21 August 2021. Frieze

Diffuse Autobiography, review of Leila, Fatima Moallim at Växjö Konsthall, Växjö (SE), 16 April–22 May 2021. Kunstkritikk

Mudbound, review of New Grounds for Dutch Landscape, Lytle Shaw (OEI Editör, 2021). Kunstkritikk