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Bibliography (selection)
2016Joseph Grigely, Portfolio: Soundscaping, in: Artforum, November 2016, pp. 250-262.

Claudine Isé, Inside the Outside is hot, but not because of its stove, in: The Chicago Tribune, January 16, 2014.

Holland Cotter, One Last Dance in the Old Place, in: The New York Times, March 7, 2014.
Brooks Adams, Whitney Biennial 2014, in: Art in America, May 2014.
Peter Schjeldahl, Get With it: The Whitney Biennial, in: The New Yorker, March 17, 2014.
Robin Dluzen, Whitney Biennial: The View From Chicago, in: Art Ltd., March 2014.
Andrea Köhler, Archive der Gegenwart, in: Neue Zürcher Zeitung, March 22, 2014.
Michael Pepi, Whitney Biennial, in: Apollo, March 19, 2014.
Natalie Hegert, Joel Kuennen and Charlie Schultz, In Conversation: First Impressions of the 2014 Whitney Biennial, in: Artslant, March 7, 2014.

Raphael Rubenstein, The Miraculous, Paper Monument, New York 2014, pp. 7-10.
Walter Robinson, The Many Faces of the 2014 Whitney Biennial, in: Artspace, March 20, 2014.
Jeffrey Bishop, Whitney Biennial – A Meaningful Surfeit, in: The Boulvediers:
Perspectives on the language of culture, April 14, 2014.
Tom McGlynn, The 2014 Whitney Biennial, in: Big Red & Shiny, vol. 2 no. 19, 2014.
Steven Rosen, Whitney Biennial Focuses on the Art of Curation, in: Citibeat (Cincinnati), May 21, 2014.

2013Carol Vogel, The Whitney’s 2014 Biennial Starts Taking Shape, in: The New York Times, November 2015, 2013.
2012Susannah B. Mintz, The Art of Joseph Grigely: Deafness, Conversation, Noise, in: Journal of Literary & Cultural Disability Studies, 2012, pp. 1-16

Lynette Kalsnes, Artist Looks at Miscommunication with Humor, in: Chicago Public Radio, January 30, 2009.

Zak Kyes, Excursus, in: Kaleidoscope, no. 4, November-December 2009, pp. 130-131.

Michelle Grabner, Critics’ picks, in:, Artforum online (November 22, 2015)

2008Ian Berry, Joseph Grigely, in: Contemporary, no. 13, 2008, pp. 44-47.
2007Wilma Sütö, Praten op papier, in: Mister Motley, no. 15, September 2007, pp. 82-83.

Joseph Grigely, in: The New Yorker, February 13, 2006.

Frances Richard, Joseph Grigely, in: Artforum, March 2006, p. 299.


Emma Dexter, Vitamin D, New York & London 2005.

Jens Hoffmann & Joan Jonas, Perform, London & New York 2005.

Joseph Grigely's 'Blueberry Surprise', in: Art on Paper, January/February 2005.


Roberta Smith, At Shows Painted with Sound, Be Prepared to See with Your Ears, in: The New York Times, May 21, 2004. 

Alan Licht, Treble: New York Sculpture Center, in: Wire (UK), Issue 245, July 2004.

Andrew Gellatly, Ellen Cantor and Joseph Grigely, In: Frieze, January/February 2004, p. 106.

Julia Kristeva, Avec le handicap: aux frontières du vivant, in: Magazine Littéraire, February 2004.


Ken Johnson, Joseph Grigely: ‘Vox Populi, in: The New York Times, May 30, 2003. 

Martha Schwendener, Joseph Grigely: ‘Vox Populi,’ in: Time Out, New York, June 08, 2003. 


Martin Engler, Zeitreise mit Nelkenmeister, in: Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, July 03, 2002. 


Nancy Princenthal, Talking Points: Conversation in the Art of Sophie Calle, Joseph Grigely, and Suzanne McClelland, in: Art on Paper, May/June 2001, pp. 48–55 / 118.

Michael Kimmelman, Bits and Pieces From the Intersection Where a Deaf Man Meets the Hearing, in: The New York Times, August 31, 2001.

Michael Davidson, Hearing Things: The Scandal in Deaf Performance, in: Signing the Body Poetic, ed. Dirksen Bauman et al., Berkeley 2001.

Leslie Camhi, Conversation Piece: On the Art of Passing Notes, in: The Village Voice, July 31, 2001, p. 56.

Edith Newhall, The Sound of Many People Writing, in: New York, July 23, 2001, p. 75.

Kim Levin, Joseph Grigely, in: The Village Voice, August 14, 2001, p. 74. 


Michael Kimmelman, A New Whitney Team Makes Its Biennial Pitch, in: The New York Times, March 24, 2000, pp. 31 / 33.

Jan Estep, Playing Footsie on Top of the Table: A Conversation with Joseph Grigely, in: New Art Examiner, June 2000, pp. 26–31 / 61. 

Edith Newhall, Biennial Angst, in: New York, March 27, 2000, pp. 77–80.

Hans-Ulrich Obrist, Joseph Grigely in Gespräch mit Hans Ulrich Obrist: Dazwischen Entsteht das Wissen, in: Christa Maar, Ernst Pöppel & Hans Ulrich Obrist (ed.), Weltwissen Wissenwelt – Das globale Netz von Text und Bild, Cologne 2000.

Raphael Rubinstein, America’s Best?, in: Art in America, July 2000, pp. 39–40.


Aaron Williamson, Writing Art, in: Art Monthly, October 1999, pp. 13–17.

Nicholas Baume, Text and Context: The Art of Joseph Grigely, in: Matrix, no. 140, Hartford 1999.


Michael Archer, Joseph Grigely, in: Artforum, October 1998, p. 136.

Laurence Cabidoche, Histories sans parole, in: Les Inrockuptibles, no. 153, May 27, 1998.

Dan Cameron, Joseph Grigely, in: Cream: Contemporary Art in Culture, London 1998, pp. 156–159.

Dorothea Strauss, Joseph Grigely in der Gelerie Francesca Pia, in: Kunstbulletin, April 1998, p. 35.

Maria Scott, Joseph Grigely: Conversations and Portraits, in: Circa: Irish and International Contemporary Visual Culture, no. 84, Summer 1998.

Cathy Haynes, Joseph Grigely, London 1998.


Kate Bush, Small Talk, in: Frieze, March/April 1996, pp. 64–65.

David Greene, Aural Report, in: The Village Voice, June 18, 1996, p. 82.

Charles Hall, Joseph Grigely, in: Untitled, no. 11, Summer 1996, p. 17.

Brigitte Ollier, Joseph Grigely, le discours manuel, in: Libération, Paris May 4-6, 1996, p. 26.

Raphael Rubinstein, Visual Voices, in: Art in America, April 1996, pp. 94–101 / 133. 

Aaron Williamson, Joseph Grigely, in: Art Monthly, May 1996, pp. 35–36.


Holland Cotter, Joseph Grigely and Lee Gordon, in: The New York Times, March 25, 1994, p. 26.

Raphael Rubinstein, Joseph Grigely at White Columns, in: Art in America, December 1994, p. 102.

Publications of the artist (selection)

Joseph Grigely, MacLean 705, The Architectural Association / Bedford Press, London 2015.

Joseph Grigely, Joseph Grigely on Sanford Friedman’s Conversations with Beethoven, in: Artforum, May 2015.


Joseph Grigely, MacLean 705 and Nomadic Studies, in: Pro-Positions: Art and / as Education, ed. Els De Bruyn, Nico Dockx, Johan Pas, Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Ghent 2014, pp. 127-140.

Joseph Grigely, The Paraperspective, in: Amy Vogel: A Paraperspective, Cleve Carney Gallery, 2014.

Joseph Grigely, Untitled Conversation (the Bookstore), in: Mapping It Out, ed. Hans Ulrich Obrist, Thames & Hudson, London 2014.

Joseph Grigely, Song Without Words, in: Revue, vol. 7, 2014, pp. 95-101.

Joseph Grigely, On Microarchives, and Labels for Antwerp Archive, in: Avec Une Paire de Ciseaux, ed. Johan Pas, Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp 2013, pp. 97-124.


Joseph Grigely, Songs from St. Cecilia, in: Annual, Paris 2012.

Joseph Grigely, Streambeat: Fran Betters and the Mysteries of Streamside Representation, in: Sina Najafi (ed.), Curiosity and Method: Ten Years of Cabinet Magazine, New York 2012, pp. 348-352.

Joseph Grigely, It Has Only Just Begun: Hans Ulrich Obrist in Conversation with Joseph Grigely and Rirkrit Tiravanija, New York 2010.

Joseph Grigely, Right at Home: James Castle and the Slow Life Drawing, in: James Castle, ed. John Hutchinson, The Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin 2010.

Joseph Grigely & Amy Vogel, Here to Here, in: To Hell With Journals, London 2010.

Joseph Grigely, Exhibition Prosthetics, London & Berlin 2010. 

Joseph Grigely, The Textual Event, in: Anglo-American Scholarly Editing, 1980 – 2005, Ecdotica 2010.

Joseph Grigely, [Imbrie], Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin 2009.

Why not to settle?  Why not to migrate?, e-mail conversation between Joseph Grigely, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Alessandro Martinelli and Markus Miessen, Locarno 2009.

Untitled contribution to the catalogue for Voids: A Retrospective of Empty Exhibitions, Musée National d’Art Moderne / Centre Pompidou in Paris (February 2009; travels to Kunsthalle Bern, September 2009), Zurich 2009.


Joseph Grigely, White, in: Cabinet, Fall 2007.

Joseph Grigely, Blinky & Barragan, in: Hans Ulrich Obrist & Pedro Reyes (ed.), The Air is Blue, Mexico City 2007.

Joseph Grigely et. al., Joseph Grigely: St. Cecilia, Contemporary Museum Baltimore & Tang Teaching Museum, Baltimore 2007.


Joseph Grigely, Blueberry Surprise, Brussels 2006.

Joseph Grigely, Back to the Kitchen, in: Barbara Vanderlinden & Elena Filipovic (ed.), The Manifesta Decade: Contemporary Art Exhibitions and Biennials in Post-Wall Europe, Cambridge & Brussels 2006.

Joseph Grigely, Letter to a Young Artist, in: Peter Nesbett (ed.), Letters to a Young Artist, New York 2006.
2005Joseph Grigely, Architecture, Disability, and Fear, in: Domus, September 2005.

Joseph Grigely, Another Story, in: Gagarin (Belgium), 2004.

Joseph Grigely, Streambeat: Fran Betters and the Mysteries of Streamside Representation, in: Cabinet, Issue 15, Fall 2004, pp. 21–26.

Jens Hoffmann [ed.], The Next Documenta Should Be Curated By An Artist, Frankfurt 2004. 


Everything is in-between, Interview with Hans Ulrich Obrist, in: Janus, February 11 2002, pp. 52–56. 


Joseph Grigely, 23 Anmerkungen zu Klängen und Geräuschen im Kunstmuseum Bern, in: Ralf Beil [ed.], Zeitmaschine, Kunstmuseum Bern, March 22 – July 21, 2002, Bern 2002.

Joseph Grigely, Editing Bodies, in: Neil Fraistat & Beth Loizeaux [ed.], Reimagining Textuality and Reproduction of the Text, Madison 2002.

Joseph Grigely, Archiving Necessity, in: Ulf Wuggenig [ed.], Interarchive: Archival Practices and Sites in the Contemporary Art Field, Cologne 2002.

Joseph Grigely, Blueberry Surprise, in: New Art Examiner, January–

February 2002, pp. 48–49. 


Joseph Grigely, Untitled Conversations, in: Trace: AIGA Journal of Design, V1/N3, September 2001.

Joseph Grigely, Mr. Weston’s Good Wine, Notebook project for Bridge the Gap, Science, Art, Humanity, Japan 2001.


Bibliography of Publications and Publication Projects, 1994–1999, Cranbrook Museum of Art, Bloomfield Hills 1999.

Joseph Grigely, Addenda to Freud’s Psychopathology of Everyday Life: Portraits of Conversations, in: Der Standard, January–May 1999.


Joseph Grigely, Conversation Pieces, Kitakyushu & Kyoto 1998.

Joseph Grigely, Portraits, The Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin 1998.

Joseph Grigely, Barbican Conversations, The Barbican Centre, London 1998.

Joseph Grigely, Postcards to Sophie Calle, in: Michigan Quarterly Review, 37.2, Spring 1998, pp. 206–233. Reprinted in: Tobin Siebers [ed.], The Body Aesthetic: From the Body in Fine Arts to Body Modification, Ann Arbor 2000.


Point d’ironie, no. 1, Paris, June 1997.

Joseph Grigely, Otherthings, Otherhow, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna 1997.

Joseph Grigely, Recovering Lost Fictions: Caravaggio’s “Musician”, Cambridge MA 1997.


Joseph Grigely, Kitchen Conversations, Frankfurt am Main 1996.

Joseph Grigely, The Pleasure of Conversing, Anthony d’Offay Gallery, London 1996. French edition:  Le Plaisir de la conversation, translated by Yves Abrioux, FRAC Limousin, Limoges 1996.

Joseph Grigely, General Catalogue Nº 39: Ordinary Conversations, Cambridge MA 1996.

Joseph Grigely, Migrateurs, Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris/ARC, Paris 1996.

Joseph Grigely, Seven Questions, in: Der Standard (Austria), March 8 / 11, 1996.


Joseph Grigely, Textualterity: Art, Theory, and Textual Criticism, Ann Arbor 1995.

Joseph Grigely, Figures of Speech, New York 1995.

1994Joseph Grigely, Deaf & Dumb: A Tale, White Columns, New York 1994.

Joseph Grigely, Postcards to Sophie Calle, in: Parkett, no. 36, June 1993, pp. 88–101.

Joseph Grigely, The Implosion of Iconicity, in: Martin Heusser [ed.], Word & Image Interactions: A Selection of Papers Given at the Second International Conference on Word and Image, Basel 1993, pp. 237–242.