Bean Gilsdorf is an artist and writer. Her visual practice explores the iconography of history and political power, and her projects have been exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Santa Barbara, the Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, and the American Textile History Museum; as well as exhibition spaces in the United States, Poland, England, Italy, China, and South Africa. Gilsdorf holds a BA in literature from Simon's Rock at Bard College and an MFA from California College of the Arts. She is the recipient of numerous grants and fellowships, including 2015 and 2016 Fulbright Fellowships to Poland. From 2015 to 2017 she served as the editor in chief of Daily Serving, and her critical writing and interviews have been included in publications such asArtforum, BOMB, and Frieze. She was recently a columnist in residence for SFMOMA's Open Space.