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

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  • 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



  • 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


  • Teaching Assistant at International Center of Photography (ICP), 2018
  • Editorial Assistant at Artforum International Magazine, 2017 – present
  • 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