Bolan

About

 

I am the founder and former editor of REORIENT and the Canadian Desk Editor of ArtAsiaPacific. I have also contributed to a host of other high-profile publications, such as Columbia University’s Columbia Journal (whose Online Guest Editor I served as in 2016), Forbes, The New York Times, The Guardian, the BBC, The Financial Times, The Economist, The Times Literary Supplement, The Washington Post, CNN, GQ, Paper, Frieze, Apollo, The White Review, Christie’s, Another Man, Vanity Fair, and Harper’s Bazaar Art, been interviewed by ones like Newsweek (which referred to me as a ‘leading figure in the art world’ in 2016), PRI, Monocle, The Art Newspaper, and the CBC, and seen my articles republished in a wide variety of languages.
 
As well, throughout my adventures in journalism, I’ve interviewed Paul Smith, Zandra Rhodes, Ronnie Wood, Christian Lacroix, Thierry Mugler, Kenzo Takada, Isabel Marant, Agnès B., Johnny Marr, Salma Hayek, John Varvatos, Anna Sui, Katharine Hamnett, Chris Stein (Blondie), Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols), and Barbara Hulanicki, amongst many other luminaries.
 
In 2015, I was granted an International Award for Art Criticism (IAAC) by London’s Royal College of Art. Other prestigious cultural institutions, such as the V&A Museum, the Courtauld Institute, and LACMA have also recognised and made mention of me, as have fashion brands like Pull & Bear and technology firms including Apple and Microsoft.
 
I am also the author of a novella (Coming Down Again), a novel (Guguli), four volumes of poetry (Turncoats of Paradise; Down the Twilit Hill; Elsewhere; and Lovers of Light), a translation of Persian poetry (The Quatrains of Omar Khayyam), and a collection of stories (With My Head in the Clouds and Stars in My Eyes). In addition, my writing can be found in such books as Sarah Maple’s Not My Cup of Tea and UNCOMMON DUBAI +.

Education

MSc in Management
Cass Business School, City University London (2010)
 
BBA
Schulich School of Business, York University (2009)

Awards

International Award for Art Criticism (IAAC)
Royal College of Art, London (2015)

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