MARGARET HOOKS has written extensively on the life and work of artists, among them Leonora Carrington, Frida Kahlo, Tina Modotti, Max Ernst and Edward James. Her recent writing provides new insight into the relationship and collaborative works of the Surrealist painters Leonora Carrington and Max Ernst.
Infinity Award Nominee
Hooks’ award-winning biography Tina Modotti: Photographer & Revolutionary is available in several languages and her monograph Surreal Eden is the first major book on Surrealist art patron and poet Edward James and the fantastic structures he created in the rain forest near Xilitla in Mexico.
She has explored the creative collaborations of writers and artists such as Roberto Bolaño & A.G. Porta and Salvador Dali & Edward James among others. Her articles, essays and reviews have appeared in ARTnews, Grand Street, AfterImage, Vogue, Aperture, The Guardian, Elle, The Observer Magazine, Cultural Survival, The Irish Times, Gatopardo, Luna Cornea, BOMB magazine and other publications.
Published translations from Spanish to English include the Roberto Bolaño-A.G. Porta short story “Bar Diary” (2015) and From Vienna to Managua, the autobiography of the psychoanalyst and feminist Marie Langer.
Hooks has lived and worked in London, New York, Miami, Mexico City and Barcelona.
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