Philomena Epps is a writer based in London. She is also the founding editor and publisher of Orlando – an online platform and print magazine advancing art, culture, and sociopolitics through the lens of feminism and gender fluidity.
Philomena held the position of Writer in Residence at Jerwood Visual Arts from May–August 2016.
She contributes features, interviews, and reviews for a variety of publications, including Artforum, Artsy, Burlington Magazine, Dazed, Frieze, i-D, Photomonitor, The TLS, and This is Tomorrow. Her text ‘Peeling Back the Wallpaper of the Psyche’ was published to accompany Rachel Goodyear’s exhibition, Approaching the Surface (2016) at Pippy Houldsworth Gallery. Prior to that, she researched and wrote a series of in-depth case studies about the history of performance art at Tate for the ‘Performance at Tate: Into the Space of Art’ research publication. Her essay, ‘The Personal and the Political: Jo Spence and the Final Projectʼ, was published in The Final Project (Ridinghouse, 2013).
Philomena has a BA in English Literature from the University of Sussex and an MA in History of Art from The Courtauld Institute of Art.