Named one of Flavorwire's 100 best living writers and "a crucial voice of her generation" by Michael Silverblatt,
Ariana Reines lives in Queens, mostly. Her books include
The Cow (Alberta Prize, 2006),
Coeur de Lion (2007),
A Sand Book (2017), from FENCE, and
The Origin of the World (2014) from Semiotext(e).
Telephone, her first play (2009) was commissioned by The Foundry Theatre and received two Obie Awards; a Norwegian translation will premiere in Mollebyen, Norway in 2017.
Francesca, a play by Nathalie Rozanes based on writings and performances by Reines, premiered at the National Theatre of Belgium in 2016. Other performance and theatrical works include:
Mortal Kombat (2015), commissioned by Le Mouvement Biel/Bienne and performed at The Whitney Museum, New York, NY, USA, and Gallery TPW, Toronto, CA, and
Lorna (2013) at Martin E. Segal Theatre, New York, USA, both in collaboration with Jim Fletcher,
The Origin of the World (2013) at Modern Art, London UK, & many others. Art exhibitions include
Public Space (2016), a collaboration with Oscar Tuazon at Modern Art in London, UK,
Exhaust (2016) at Contemporary Art Tasmania, AU, and
Jane Dark (2014) at Western Front, Vancouver, CA. Reines is the translator of Baudelaire's
My Heart Laid Bare (Mal-O-Mar, 2009), Jean-Luc Hennig's
The Little Black Book of Grisélidis Réal: Days and Nights of an Anarchist Whore (Semiotext(e), 2009), and Tiqqun's
Preliminary Materials Toward a Theory of the Young-Girl (Semiotext(e), 2012). She has taught at Columbia University, the European Graduate School, NYU, Tufts, Naropa, and The New School. In 2009 she was Roberta C. Holloway Lecturer in Poetry at the University of California, Berkeley.