Olivia writes about contemporary art for print and online publications. She edited Fukutake House Asia Art Platform (Asialink Arts Setouchi Triennale 2013) and has been published in art journals including UN MagazineArtlinkArtist ProfileArt Monthly and the International Network for the Conservation of Contemporary Art. She has written exhibition catalogue essays on Australian artists Alice Wormald, Kate Just, Chris Bond, David Thomas, Alex Martinis Roe, Michelle Hamer and German artist Robert Kraiss, and for institutions such as Centre for Contemporary Photography and Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts.

Recent publications:

‘Studio Games’, Janina Green at Bus Projects (June, 2019)

‘Stories with Unbound Endings’, Alice Wormald: Passion Recognition (May, 2019)

One on One, exhibition catalogue essay, Bundoora Homestead Gallery (May, 2018)

Linden Innovators I, exhibition catalogue essay, Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts (April, 2013) http://www.lindenarts.org/media/13119/innovators1web2013.pdf

Kosuke Ikeda's Melbourne Art-Power Plant, UN Magazine (December, 2012)  

Olivia Poloni on Robert Kraiss: Mussu, (October, 2012)


'Omega', exhibition review, UN Magazine (Issue 4.1, 2010)

'Inward Gathering', exhibition catalogue essay for Kate Just's Inward Gathering, Nellie Castan Gallery (October 2010)

'Painting', exhibition catalogue essay for Chris Bond's Collected Works, Nellie Castan Gallery at Melbourne Art Fair (August 2010)

'Colour. Time. Interview. - Olivia Poloni and David Thomas', David Thomas, Colour. Time (April 2009)

'Mark Hilton - profile', Artist Profile (Issue 6, Winter 2008)

'Turning Japanese', Art Market Report (Issue 30, Fourth Quarter, 2008)

‘Sapna Chandu – Unreal is real’, exhibition catalogue essay, Centre for Contemporary Photography (November 2007)

‘Anna Zahalka’ Art Monthly (July, 2007)

‘The Doll’s House – A modern Wunderkammer’, exhibition catalogue essay, The Doll’s House (April, 2007)

‘Rapt! 20 Japanese Artists from Japan’ exhibition review, Artlink (March, 2007)

‘Side Stitch’, exhibition catalogue essay, Blindside Gallery, Blindside Editions (February, 2007)

‘Languages of Movement: The Female Body within Studio 12’, Studio 12 exhibition catalogue essay, Gertrude Street Contemporary Art Spaces (February 2007)


‘B-Side’, Edited exhibition catalogue, Blindside Gallery, Blindside Editions (December, 2006)

‘Pleasures & Terrors – The City,’ exhibition catalogue essay, Blindside Gallery, Blindside Editions (May, 2006) – with Nicole Muir

‘Translation’ (UN Magazine, #7, March 2006) www.unmagazine.org

‘Life doesn’t last, art doesn’t last, it doesn’t matter’ International Network for the Conservation of Contemporary Art (October, 2005) (www.incca.org)

‘Orientalism’ (UN Magazine, #5, August, 2005) www.unmagazine.org


Artist interview, Tara Gilbee (July, 2005) www.allanswalk.com/artists

Artist interview, Matt Skinner ‘and Transit’, www.allanswalk.com/artists (April, 2005)

‘Beata Geyer – Coloris’ exhibition catalogue essay, Blindside Gallery, Blindside Editions (31 March – 16 April, 2005) 

‘… don’t fence me in – Matthew Davis and Natasha Frisch’ (UN Magazine, #2, 2004) p.41 www.unmagazine.org