Portable Gray

Portable Gray, the Gray Center’s magazine, is interdisciplinary in scope and dedicated to groundbreaking approaches, offering a forum for artists and scholars to consider how experimental collaboration can enrich their practices and foster new discoveries. Published twice annually by the University of Chicago Press.

Subscriptions are available through the Press.

Issues can also be purchased digitally, with one free article available for download per issue. 


First issue with contributions from Gwen Allen, Tania Bruguera, Ben Caldwell, Eve L. Ewing, Leigh Fagin, Susan Gzesh, Sandi Hilal & Alessandro Petti (DAAR), Patrick Jagoda*, Pope.L*, Deiter Roelstreate*, Thenmozhi Soundararajan*, Jacqueline Stewart,  Yesomi Umolu, and Jan Verwoert (cover by Dieter Roelstaete and Pope.L).





Second issue with contributions from Lawrence Abu Hamdan*, Robert Bird*, Seth Brodsky, Africa Brown & Maggie Brown, Yao Chen*, Majel Connery, Stephanie Cristello, Mladen Dolar, Robyn Farrell, Kim Gordon, Ted Gordon, Shannon Harris, Hannah B Higgins*, Jessica Hopper, John Kannenberg, Glenn Kotche*, Barbara McCullough, W. J. T. Mitchell*, Steven Rings*, Jennifer Scappettone*, Cauleen Smith*, Naomi Waltham-Smith, Ytasha L. Womack, Judith Zeitlin*, and Philip von Zweck (cover by Kim Gordon).




* Indicates recipient of the Andrew Mellon Collaborative Fellowship for Arts Practice and Scholarship at the Richard and Mary L. Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry.

Executive editor: Seth Brodsky
Editor-in-chief: Zachary Cahill
Senior Editor: Mike Schuh
Managing Editor: Naomi Blumberg
Design: David Khan-Giordano