Joanna Peace

As a writer I create texts that traverse fiction and non-fiction, in essayistic, prose and poetic forms; I also write beside and amongst artist projects and exhibitions, and collaborate with others on words and publications. 

As an editor and proofreader I have worked with, amongst others, Hayward Gallery Publishing; Bergen Assembly; Cultureshock Media; Christie's Magazine; Undercurrents Magazine; The Photographers' Gallery; and a number of individual artists and academics. 

A selection of writing projects are included here.

A bruised orange kinda ecstasy

'Don Levy: Time Regained', Glasgow International 2016


noshowspace, London, 2016

Broken Waters & Honey Steps

Snehta, Athens, 2015 more

Universe of Women

Govanhill Baths, Glasgow, 2015 more


My Bookcase, 2015

Lover of Rock

MAP Magazine, 2015 more

From Within & Without: The Dutch Anchorite Suster Bertken, 2014 more

Script for Umwelt

Paraphernalia Magazine, 2014

It's not that we think so much alike, 2014 more

No Smoke Without Fire: Report from Creating a Context, 2013

How to Tie a Knot and Why, 2018

Text commissioned as a response to the exhibition Personal Structures by Jessica Ramm at Platform, part of Glasgow International 2018. Read the text here

Under the Dome, 2017

Selected for publication in 2HB Vol. 22, published by the CCA, Glasgow, 2017. 'Under the Dome' was the title of a magazine produced by patients of Bethlem Hospital in the 1800s. The name was taken from the hospital’s only decorative feature, which was a central cupola, later replaced with a glass dome. Read the text here

Thank you for looking with such attention, 2016-2017

Text commissioned for the exhibition and publication For All But Finitely Many by Iede Reckman at Billytown, The Hague, 2016.

This text was adapted and later published under the name Dorylaiou 1 as part of the publication Athens We Have a Problem, published and performed in Athens in 2017. Read the text here

A bruised orange kinda ecstasy, 2016

Commissioned for Don Levy: Time Regained, published on the occasion of the exhibition of the same name as part of Glasgow International 2016. Publication edited by Alexander Storey-Gordon.

Don Levy (1932–1987) was an artist and filmmaker with an intense interest in the material, temporal and poetic qualities of film and video. Read text here

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