ALEX ZAFIRIS           


Hello and welcome. I am a writer and editor with a focus on culture and the arts.

I am the contributing editor and advisor to Daisy Chain, a new art, fashion, and photography magazine. The inaugural edition, “Space,” opens with an exclusive visual forward by Vince Aletti and includes commissioned work from Shaniqwa Jarvis, Kuba Ryniewicz, Emma Summerton, Emmy Rappe, and Zeng Wu while reproducing works by Thibaut Grevet, Hans Feurer, Nick Knight, Mert and Marcus, Viviane Sassen and many more. See press in Vogue and Artnet.
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I am the writer-in-residence at Yale’s Center for Collaborative Arts and Media (CCAM), where I created and run a new journal, Maquette. It lives both online and in print, and serves as an archive in motion to track the projects, research, experiments, and events that make up the interdisciplinary discourse of the students and faculty. There is a strong focus on technology, architecture, language, and future casting. See a write-up in the Yale Daily News.

- Issue 3, “Serendipity,” includes interviews with Ian Cheng and Keller Easterling and just launched! NEW!

- Issue 2, “Re-orientation,” includes interviews with Nora N. Khan and Sarah Oppenheimer and is available online and in print. 

- Issue 1, “001,” is available here

I also provide editorial services and consulting for individuals on a freelance basis. I have an extensive and varied background as a print and digital content creator, which includes journalism, story-telling, strategy, team building and management, budget and production restructuring, and sourcing new talent. Clients include: The Jewish Museum, NYU (MAGNET), Tudum (Netflix), ThreeAsFour, Egon Zehnder, Mana Contemporary, Tanya Selvaratnam, HERE Arts, Cramer Art Gallery & Publishing, Harper Collins, AllDayEveryDay, Sweden Unlimited, and BOND/360.

As a writer, I have contributed to BOMB, Guernica, The New York Times, Mixte (Paris), Observer, Nowness, and The Paris Review.

As an editor, I have worked with Romance, Guernica, Osmos, Immaterial, Tokion, Paper, Topic, Time Out Paris, and the United Nations. I am an elected member of PEN America.



Daisy Chain magazine NEW!
Photography, fashion, ephemera

Maquette journal NEW!
An archive in motion

Romance journal
A state of feeling 

Guernica magazine
Art and politics

Osmos magazine
The use and abuse of photography
Immaterial journal
Performance and multidisciplinary practice, Marina Abramović Institute (MAI)

Tokion magazine

Paper magazine

Topic magazine
Themes & dreams

Time Out magazine
Summer in Paris

photo by Oliver O’Hanlon