Mána Hjörleifsdóttir Taylor is a writer, art critic, and event curator currently living in New York City.

She has also lived in Arizona, Vietnam, Chicago, Iceland, and Singapore.

She is the co-founder and editor of a magazine called The Documentarian, which strives for critical and original documentation in artistic forms. 

As a writer, she has been published in Chicago Artist Writers, Newcity, Tides Magazine, the Chicago Reader, and forthcoming in The Brooklyn Rail and The Drift. As a collaborator, her words have been featured at Svalbard Global Seed Vault (Norway), Mana Contemporary (Chicago), Arc Gallery (Chicago), and BBK Studios (Berlin) to accompany artworks.

She is a frequent collaborator and producer in the arts. She has curated experimental sound events in Chicago and New York. More recently, she has done costume design for a theater production, and the voice over narration for a short documentary.

She is available for editorial assignments, archival research and projects, or artistic collaborations: manahaotaylor[at]gmail[dot]com

photo by David Weindorf