Skip to main content
Lazy loaded image

Andy Battaglia

Executive Editor, ARTnews & Art in America

Andy Battaglia is executive editor of ARTnews and Art in America. Prior to joining the magazines in 2016, he was a freelance writer and editor for the Wall Street Journal, Frieze, the National, the Paris Review, New York, the Guardian, the New Yorker, Artforum, Bookforum, and other periodicals. From 2001 to 2010, he was an editor and staff writer for the Onion A.V. Club, for which he wrote features and reviews nationally and oversaw a city section devoted specifically to New York. Among his many interests are music and sound—especially when they blur into murky interzones with other forms of art—and he has written extensively about both for publications including the Wire, Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, NPR, Resident Advisor, the Washington Post, and others. He also worked on three anthology books: The Tenacity of the Cockroach: Conversations with Entertainment’s Most Enduring Outsiders (Three Rivers Press, 2002), The Pitchfork 500: Our Guide to the Greatest Songs from Punk to the Present (Touchstone, 2008), and Inventory: 16 Films Featuring Manic Pixie Dream Girls, 10 Great Songs Nearly Ruined by Saxophone, and 100 More Obsessively Specific Pop-Culture Lists (Scribner, 2009). His favorite pieces for ARTnews include a profile of Fred Moten, a report on a partnership between James Turrell and Arizona State University, a survey of the interdisciplinary ocean-going art enterprise TBA21-Academy, and a consideration of complexities surrounding the Panza Collection—as well as coverage of figures including Matthew Barney, Robert Whitman, Leidy Churchman, Yuji Agematsu, Moor Mother, and Michael Stipe. He also often oversees “The ARTnews Accord.” Follow him @andybattaglia9.

Latest News