Based in London, Anna Wallace-Thompson is an arts writer specialising in Middle Eastern art and culture as well as tech-based artistic practices. With over a decade of experience in the field of editing and publishing, she spent 10 years with Canvas, the premier magazine for Middle Eastern art and culture, most recently as the publication's editor-at-large. She currently works at Condé Nast, as deputy editor of Salt, the official Swarovski magazine, as well as associate editor for Baku magazine, as well as senior sub editor.
Wallace-Thompson also has experience in PR, both within an agency as well as in the capacity of communications director for London-based galleries Kashya Hildebrand and Pi Artworks, and consults on media strategy for galleries such as Kristin Hjellegjerde.
Graduating in 2003 from Helsinki University with a BA in English Philology, she also studied at Sydney University, receiving her MA in English Literature in 2005. Wallace-Thompson has written for publications including Alef, Artforum, Artsy, Artspace, Art in America, The Art Newspaper, Canvas, Contemporary Practices, Frieze, Harper's Bazaar Art Middle East and Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art, among others.
Something of a global nomad, Wallace-Thompson grew up predominantly in the UAE, but has also lived in Australia, Finland, Germany, Italy, Scotland and Singapore. She is currently working on a collection of short stories inspired by the Middle East as well as her first novel. Her creative writing has been published here and there, including The Aesthetica Creative Writing Annual and Nowhere Magazine.