Recent Publications

“Introductory Conversation: Julian Wong-Nelson and Juan Carlos Rodriguez Rivera” in xPatterns Vol. 1 (2019). 

An Archive of Fleeting Moments: Queer Citation and Ephemeral Objects,” in OUT/LOOK & the Birth of the Queer (2017).  

Foreword to Issue 3: Touch,” with Christopher Squier, in Dissolve Magazine (Issue 3: Spring 2017).

Take Me! Delusions of Control in Contemporary Art (2016) features essays by Yueqi Chen, Juan Pablo Pacheco, Shannon Permenter, Julian Wong-Nelson, Jackie Valle, and Alla Efimova.

Recent Talks and Presentations

“A Brief History of the Exhibitions Department at San Francisco Art Institute,” as part of “A Very Crypto Town Hall,” San Francisco Art Institute, October 30, 2018. 

“Fisting for freedom: queer gesture as temporal liberatory practice,” as part of Queer Conversations on Culture and the Arts and the Emerging Scholars Program, November 9, 2016.

Past Projects

Ghosts of the Tower
In a collaborative project between the Anne Bremer Memorial Library and the Exhibitions and Public Programs department of  San Francisco Art Institute, the Exhibitions and Public Programs Archival collections were rehoused, processed, and catalogued. Selections of the collection were digitized and will be made available to the public. In conjunction, the exhibition Ghosts of the Tower, on view in the Atholl McBean Gallery from January 26 - September 30, 2017, made the archiving process public— offering the SFAI community—including students, faculty, and visitors—a rare firsthand opportunity to explore the breadth of SFAI’s archives' fugitive material.

Julian was a member of the Dissolve Magazine editorial board from June 2016-August 2017. Dissolve is an online arts publication that is founded on the idea that all creative production is subjective. Therefore, its mission is to be an open space where arts criticism and commentary is collaborative, personal, performative, unexpected, and divisive. 


Stephanie Smith, “Archive Dive: Jeff Gunderson and Julian Wong-Nelson,” SFAI (im)material, February 2017.