Mira Dayal is an artist, writer, editor, and curator based in New York. She is the founding editor of JAC, co-director of the collaborative artist publication prompt:, co-director of the email project of missing out, and an assistant editor at Artforum.





S.E.P., Pfizer Building, Brooklyn, NY, curator

Sequences VIII, The Living Art Museum, Reykjavík, Iceland, research assistant to curator Margot Norton

Proximities, Helena Anrather Gallery, New York, NY, co-curator with Josephine Heston

Animation for Artists with Bang Geul Han, Barnard College, New York, NY, co-organizer with Josephine Heston

Writing in/on/as Art with Mónica de la Torre, Abraham Adams, and Elisa Wouk Almino, Barnard College, New York, NY, organizer

ours: workshops on connectivity, Louise McCagg Gallery, New York, NY, co-curator with Josephine Heston

Women on the Line, A.I.R. Gallery & Studio44, Stockholm, Sweden, curatorial assistant


Residues, Louise McCagg Gallery, New York, NY, curator

Performance Art is Selling Like Hotcakes: A Workshop, Louise McCagg Gallery, New York, NY, co-curator with Eva Schach

PERSON_PLACE_THING, Louise McCagg Gallery, New York, NY, curator


Creating a Safer Space, Barnard College, New York, NY, co-curator



New Poetics of Labor, publication project, hosted by Grafiformas, Medellin, Colombia


a scroll, a wall, an island, online project for SCREEN_, curated by Ada Potter (solo)

Close Quarters, 353 17th Street, Brooklyn, NY, curated by Simon Wu and Sydney King

Material Metaphors, NARS Foundation, New York, NY (solo)

Spectral Imprints, A.I.R. Gallery, Governor’s Island, NY

Volley, Slow Lick, Abrons Art Center, New York, NY (two-person with Amanda Turner Pohan)

Volley, Round 1, Abrons Art Center, New York, NY (two-person with Edwin Smalling)

Wish You Were Here 16, A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY

Advanced Printmaking, organized by Valerie Hammond, Sarah Sze, Kiki Smith, LeRoy Neiman Gallery, New York, NY

Home Improvement, organized by Valerie Smith, Louise McCagg Gallery, New York, NY

Juried Competition, selected by Gia Hamilton, Masur Museum of Art, Monroe, LA

Waste of Time, curated by Emily Shoyer, Louise McCagg Gallery, New York, NY


Furniture Show, Postcrypt Art Gallery, New York, NY
#Poetry, Texte Zur Kunst, Online Project

Generations X: Razzle Dazzle, A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY


Small Works, Georgetown Art Center, Georgetown, TX

Reclamation, Nave Gallery, Somerville, MA

The Great Art Contest Finalists, Frames & Stretchers, New York, NY

Wish You Were Here 14, A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Bite: Food as Art, Nave Gallery, Somerville, MA

F / / / You Socrates, e r a Dance Collective, New York, NY

125: An Exhibition of Barnard Artists, Barnard College, New York, NY

Salon Show, Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Exquisite Corpse, Postcrypt Art Gallery, New York, NY

College Marketplace, Urban Outfitters, Allston, MA


Gallery Seven, Maynard, MA


Reading at TWOFORTY from text published in the second issue of Temporary Agency’s “tongue, taste, appetite,” Brooklyn, November 2017

Hair Drive at NARS Foundation, in conjunction with solo exhibition, Material Metaphors, Brooklyn, November 2017

Artist talk and reading for “Slow Lick” with Steven Zultanski and Alison Burstein, Abrons Art Center, New York, September 2017

Panel Discussion: Made in NY, for Humans Who Design, Photography Exhibition, Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), New York, August 2016


“Material Metaphors,” NARS Foundation, exhibition booklet with texts by Melanie Kress, High Line Art Assistant Curator, and Eriola Pira, NARS Foundation Program Director and Curator

“A Receding Hairline,” in Temporary Agency’s tongue taste appetite, issue #2

“Featured Artist: Mira Dayal,” SculptureNotebook, SculptureCenter

“Visit Open Studios in a Former Officer’s House on Governors Island,” Benjamin Sutton, Hyperallergic

“Five Ways of Seeing the Relationship Between Art and Politics,” Max Harris, Medium

Journal of Art Criticism (JAC): The Expanded Landscape
“’Home Improvement,’ A warehouse of art,” Camilla Siazon, Columbia Spectator

“Home Improvement,” Louise McCagg Gallery, Barnard College, Exhibition Catalogue

{m}aganda magazine: Trial

“Interview X: Mira Dayal,” Mary Ma, Ratrock Magazine

“The Glory of Garbage,” Jennifer Altmann, Barnard Magazine

“The Art of the Discarded: ‘Waste of Time,'” Stephanie Jin, Columbia Spectator

Ratrock Magazine, artist profile

ours: workshops on intimacy, Louise McCagg Gallery, programming booklet

Sorry Archive, Air Sheets #1

Women on the Line, A.I.R. Gallery & Studio44, Exhibition Catalogue

Journal of Art Criticism (JAC): Bodies in Digital Space

Reclamation, Nave Gallery, Exhibition Catalogue

FreshPaintMagazine, on Reclamation at Nave Gallery

{m}aganda magazine, issue xxviii

plain china, Bennington’s Best Undergraduate Writing Anthology

Surgam, Columbia’s Philolexian Society literary publication

Columbia: A Journal of Literature & Art, profile via Catch & Release

Cal Literature & Arts Magazine, Spring 2014

{m}aganda magazine, issue xxvii


A.I.R. Gallery, Governor’s Island Residency, New York

Diamond Notch Residency, Phoenicia, NY

Athena Center for Leadership, Fellowship

Columbia European Institute, Grant for studies at Venice Biennale

Liman Foundation New York City Arts, Grant

Phi Beta Kappa, Barnard College

Mary E. Allison Prize for academic excellence, Barnard College

CJC Fund, Barnard College, Studio Grant

Barnard Presidential Fund for Diversity and Inclusion, Grant for JAC publication


Assistant Editor at Artforum, 2018 – present

Teaching Assistant at International Center of Photography (ICP), 2018

Editorial Assistant at Artforum International Magazine, 2017 – 2018

Visiting Critic at Residency Unlimited (RU), 2017

Artist Assistant to Jacqueline Gourevitch, 2015 – present

Founding Editor at Journal of Art Criticism (JAC), 2015 – 2017

Freelance Art Critic at The Brooklyn Rail, NYAQ/SFAQ,
Hyperallergic, and other publications, 2015 – 2017