Kirsty Bell is a writer and critic living in Berlin. She was a contributing editor of frieze from 2011 to 2021, and her writing has also appeared in publications including art-agenda, Art in America, and Tate Etc. She has published numerous essays for artists’ monographs and exhibition catalogues and is the author of The Artist’s House: From Workplace to Artwork (Sternberg Press, 2013). Her forthcoming book, The Undercurrents: A Story of Berlin, addresses history, subjectivity and cityscape, and will be published by Fitzcarraldo Editions in Spring 2022. She has lectured widely in European institutions, and has been an advisor at the Rijksakademie, Amsterdam, since 2015.