Kevin Jones

Home Country:
U.S.
Lives and Works:
Dubai
Discipline:
Writer


Kevin Jones is an independent arts writer based in Dubai. New York-born and Paris-bred, he has lived in the Middle East for the past 13 years and is currently the UAE Desk Editor for ArtAsiaPacific. He has contibuted to The Art Newspaper, Artforum.com, ArtReviewAsia and FlashArt International. Regionally, his writing has been published in Harper’s Bazaar Art Arabia, Bidoun, Canvas, Brownbook and The National. He holds a BA with a double major English Literature/Journalism from Northwestern University. His MA is in Linguistics/Semiotics from La Sorbonne Nouvelle (Paris III).

Devoted to fostering a critical voice on contemporary art in the Gulf region, Kevin designed and has taught the 12-week Critical Dialogues programme at Tashkeel since 2016, and is a tutor with Art Jameel as part of its Hayy Learning initiative in Jedda, KSA. Formerly a brand strategist with international branding and communications agencies, Kevin is also the creator of the niche consultancy Juniper Mind, which mingles critical and creative thinking from the art world with strategic storytelling from brand culture. The mantra: help brands be more like artists, and artists more like brands.

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