Essays and Articles

“Glitch and Figure: representation and refusal in the videos of Buseje Bailey and ariella tai,” Vtape.org, Fall 2020
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“Inside ‘Young Gifted And Black’: A Project Celebrating The Great Black Artists Of Our Time,” vogue.co.uk, September 2020
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“Always Being Moved,” Canadian Art Magazine, Spring 2020.
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“Dangerous Liaisons,” The Editorial Magazine, Summer 2020.

“Group Theory,” Canadian Art Magazine, Fall 2019.
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“Tony Cokes’s 1988 video Black Celebration (A Rebellion Against the Commodity),” Flash Art 322, Fall 2018.

“Adrian Piper’s Threat,” Flash Art Magazine 319, Spring 2018.
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“Tactics and strategies of racialized artists: some notes on how to circumvent the art world’s terms of inclusion,” Musagetes, artseverywhere.ca, November, 2018.
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“Will Luke Willis Thompson split the £25000 Turner Prize with Diamond Reynolds if he wins?” gallery44.org, Fall 2018.
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“A Somatic Seeing,” gallery44.org, Summer 2018.
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“blackness, a picture of grace,”  gallery44.org, Spring 2018.
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“subject of care,”  gallery44.org, Spring 2018.
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“The Women Running the Show: Black women curators in Canada,” Canadian Art Magazine, Fall 2017.
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“Anxious Territory: The Politics of Neutral Citizenship in Canadian Art Criticism,” C Magazine 128, Winter 2015.
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“Water Bodies: Intimacy in the art and writing of Hannah Black,” magentafoundation.org, Fall, 2016.
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“How Canada Forgot Its Black Artists,” thefader.com, August, 2016.
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Exhibition texts and Catalogue essays


 “Rajni Perera,” RELATIONS: Diaspora and Painting, exhibition catalogue, April 23–September   13, 2020, Phi Foundation for Contemporary Art, Montreal, Quebec

“The Choral Rig: on Onyeka Igwe’s No Archive Can Restore You,” Artists in the Cinema 2020,  program catalogue, February 28, 2020, Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle, England
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“Visions of care,” exhibition text, Jean-Paul Kelly, A sensation best describe d by another, May 15– July 13, 2019, VOX, Montreal, Quebec

“Triangle trade,” Camille Turner, Jérôme Havre and Cauleen Smith, Triangle Trade, exhibition catalogue, January 19–March 24, 2019, Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey, BC

“Stella Fakiyesi: Shoot and Pray,” ...Everything Remains Raw, exhibition catalogue,  March 3–October 21, 2018, The McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg, Ontario

“We Do Not Know What We Think We Know (and should assume nothing),” exhibition text, Divya Mehra, Pouring Water on a Drowning Man, September 28–November 18, 2017, Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba, Brandon, Manitoba

“Line Litter,” exhibition text, Laurie Kang, Line Litter, January 12 –February 4, 2017, Franz  Kaka, Toronto, Ontario

“What Matters is the Method” Alexandra Gelis, Estera: medicinal plants and resistance,  exhibition catalogue, September 18–December 5, 2015, voz–voz, Toronto,  Ontario

“The Waiting Room,” exhibition text, Walter Scott, The Waiting Room, April 17–May 22, 2015, Stride Gallery, Calgary, Alberta

“Radical Love: Hearing Masha Tupitsyn’s Love Sounds,” exhibition catalogue, November  4–November 5, 2014, Spectacle Theater,  Brooklyn, New York




Journal Articles

Yaniya Lee and Rosa Aiello, “On Fire,” Public Journal 29:58 (Fall, 2018): 169-176.

Yaniya Lee, Rosa Aiello, Erik Annerborn, et al. “Staying with the Breaks, Dispropriating the Universal: A Response to Eva-Lynn Jagoe,” Discourse, 41:1 (Winter, 2019): 169-175.