Sky Goodden

At the Darling Foundry, Sky Goodden is conducting research and writing towards the completion of a book project titled The Floating Academy: Artist Residencies in Contemporary Art, which she conceived of and began researching in 2011, and which is being co-edited by the Brussels-based curator and writer Lauren Wetmore. The book addresses a paucity of published material on the growing phenomenon of the artist residency, and its significance for the economy of art and its increasingly peripatetic community of practitioners. 


Sky Goodden is the founding editor of Momus, an international online art publication that stresses a return to art criticism. It has attracted over 500,000 readers, and regularly publishes some of the world's most highly-regarded critics. Momus has been praised by peer publications and institutions including Frieze, The New Inquiry, artnet News, the College Art Association, and the LA Times. Before Momus, Goodden was the founding editor of BLOUIN ARTINFO Canada, which she ran from 2011 to 2014. She has written for Modern Painters, Art + Auction, Canadian Art, the National Post, Art21, artnet News, and C Magazine. She holds an MFA in Criticism & Curatorial Practice from OCAD University (2010), which recently presented her with an Alumni of Influence Award, the "Trailblazer."