Selected Press

Anderson, Jenny. “Childbirth as Performance Art”, NY Times, Parenting Blog, October 24, 2011
Aplin, Beth. “Busted at War Memorial: ’Sexual Content’ Closes MFA Students’ Art Show”, Brooklyn Daily Eagle, May 9, 2006
ARTINFO, “See The Women Who Shook Up The Art World in 2011”, Artinfo, December 26, 2011
Art World Women blog. “It’s a Women’s Art World!”, August 10, 2012
Bad At Sports: Top 5 Weekend Picks! (7/30-8/1), Double Face Fantasy at Thomas Robertello Gallery, Chicago, IL
Block, Jennifer. “Birth As Performance Art?”, The Daily Beast, October 17, 2011
Booth, Jenny. “Pregnant Artist to Give Birth in Art Gallery”, The Times of London, Arts, October 10, 2011
Boyette, Chris. “Brooklyn Artist Gives Birth As Performance Art”, CNN, Entertainment, October 10, 2011 (Updated 10/26/11)
Brafman, Marcy. “Marni Kotak’s Found Performances”, Article Magazine, December 12, 2005, at
Butcher of Flatbush Avenue Extension. “And Baby Makes Art! Kotak Delivers a Profound Piece – And a Son”, The Brooklyn Paper, November 2, 2011
Buiso, Gary. “Too Hot to Handle: X-Rated Art Show Forced to Find New Space”, Brooklyn Graphic, May 11, 2006
Caniglia, Julia. “Moving Into Outside: Williamsburg Artists on the Pulse of Their Community”, MSN Sidewalk, July 1999
Canning, Andrea. “Woman ‘Performs’ Live Birth for Gallery Patrons”,, November 4, 2011
Cohen, Stephanie. “XXX Art Victory”, NY Post, June 7, 2007
Cruz, Araceli. “Voice Choices: Bringing Up Baby”, Village Voice, September 28, 2011
Cruz, Araceli. “Marni Kotak, Artist, Will Give Birth at Microscope Gallery, For Real”, Village Voice, News Blog, October 6, 2011
Cruz, Araceli. “Inside Marni Kotak’s Birthing Center at Microscope Gallery”, Village Voice, News Blog, October 14, 2011
Cruz, Araceli, “Marni Kotak, Artist, Delivers Baby Boy at Microscope Gallery”, Village Voice, Arts, October 25, 2011
Curtis, Lisa J. “Truth or Dare”, GO Brooklyn: Brooklyn’s Hottest Events, The Brooklyn Paper, August 16, 2008: Vol. 31, No. 32.
Daily News. “Children Behaving Badly”(Editorial), June 8, 2007
Dobnik, Verena. “Sexy New York City Art Exhibit Shut Down By City Officials”, Associated Press, May 5, 2006
Evans, Benjamin, ed. 2009 Bushwick Biennial. Brooklyn, New York: NURTUREart Non-Profit, Inc., 2009.
Fraser, Ian. “Satan’s Cheerleaders and Live Body Avertising”, Daily Mail and Guardian, June 28, 2001
Galperina, Marina. “A Brief History of Incredibly Shocking Performance Art Pieces”, Flavorwire, October 12, 2011
Galperina, Marina. “The Most Controversial Art Shows of 2011”, Flavorwire, December 16, 2011
Galperina, Marina. “This is Marni Kotak’s Baby Collaborating on Art”, Animal NY, January 34, 2012
Gibson, Megan. “The Top Ten of Everything of 2011”, TIME, December 7, 2011
Goldberg, Roselee. Performa: New Visual Art Performance. New York: PERFORMA, 2007
Goldstein, Joseph. “Apology by City on Art: It Settles Case Over a Protest at Memorial Site”, NY Sun, June 7, 2007
Hoffman, Barbara. “Wet’ art show makes moist of season,” NY Post, August 27, 2010
Huffington Post, Arts. “Outrageous Modern And Contemporary Art: A Primer”, October 31, 2011
Huffington Post, Local. “New York Arts and Culture in 2011”, December 27, 2011, New York Arts And Culture In 2011
Huffington Post, Arts. “Marni Kotak Continues Child-Rearing Performance Piece With First Video”, January 4, 2012
Huffington Post, Arts. “10 Shocking Acts By Artists”, June 20, 2012
Huffington Post, Arts. “Pregnancy in Art: From Klimt to Yeo, The Finest in Baby-Bump Depictions”, December 17, 2012
Hybenova, Katarina. “Realer Than Life: Birth As Performance Art”, Bushwick Daily, October 6, 2011
Hybenova, Katarina. “Baby X Was Born in Microscope Gallery Today!”, Bushwick Daily, October 25, 2011
Hybenova, Katarina. “How Baby X Was Born”, Hyperallergic, November 14, 2011
Hybenova, Katarina. “Ajax’s First Birthday Party Performance”, Bushwick Daily, October 26, 2012
lnytzky, Ula. “NYC Artist Plans Birth As Performance Art”, Associated Press, October 23, 2011
Jackson, Chanta L./The Star-Ledger. “Jajo Gallery to close doors, but not before hosting benefit”,, July 18, 2009.
Jones, David. “Brooklyn College Art Exhibit Shut Over Content”, Crain’s New York Business, May 5, 2006
Judkis, Maura. “Live Birth Performance Artist Marni Kotak Delivers Healthy Baby Boy”, Washington Post, Arts, October 26, 2011
Kalm, James. “Brooklyn Dispatches: Performance Anxiety”, The Brooklyn Rail, October 2008
Kalm, James. “Brooklyn Dispatches: Birth of a Notion”, The Brooklyn Rail, December 2011
Kennedy, Randy. “Park Officials Shut College Show”, NY Times, Metro Section, May 6, 2006
Kimball, Whitney. “This Week’s Must See Art Events and Openings, The ‘L’ Magazine, October 8, 2012
Kimball, Whitney. “Your Weekend Guide to Bushwick Art Shows”, The ‘L’ Magazine, October 25, 2012
de Kretser, Leela. “City Cuts Off Phallic B’klyn Art”, NY Post, May 6, 2006
Krieg, Gregory J. “Stripping Down For Art In The Naked City”,, Nation, October 28, 2011
Laster, Paul. “Across the River”,, February 2000
Laster, Paul. “Beautiful in Brooklyn”,, October 2000
Laster, Paul. “People Pictures: Armory Week 2012, Artnet, 2012
LeSure, Elizabeth. “Suit Planned Over Shuttered NYC Art Show”, Associated Press, May 9, 2006
Levin, Kim. “Moving into Outside”, Voice Choices, Village Voice, July 1999
Library of Congress Prints & Papers Collection (Exit Art: Reactions), 2005
Lipinski, Jed. “For a Gallery at the Edge: Fame is Born Tuesday”, NY Times, Sunday Metro Section, October 30, 2011
Lupiani, Alan. “Marni Kotak Childbirth Performance at Microscope Gallery”, Art Blog NYC, October 28, 2011
Lupiani, Alan. “ArtBlogNYC” Highlights Pics and Review”, from Armory Arts Week 2012
Mamatas, Nick. “C is for Censored: Talking with Marni Kotak, Brooklyn College Student and Censored Artist”, Village Voice, May 17, 2006
Martinez, Alanna. “Fountain Artists Honor Armory History With Playful Nods to Duchamp, and Skateable Art“, ARTINFO, 2012
Neilson, Laura. “Highlights from the Fountain Art Fair: Four Standout Unorthodox Artists, Cool Hunting, 2012
Ortiz, Jen. “Can Performance Art Be Collected… And Still Maintain Its Original Message?”, Hyperallergic, June 28, 2012
Phillips, Sara. “!Women Art Revolution: the rise of female artists”, The Guardian, October 13, 2011
Pulitzer, Courtney. “Art For Business Sake”, Courtney Pulitzer’s Cyberscene, January, 2000
Rabinowitz, Jonathan. “Desiring Community: Fulfillment in the New Economy”, Performing Arts Journal, MIT Press, September 2002
Ramirez, Anthony. “Art Show is Reopening in Brooklyn”, NY Times, May 24, 2006
Reaves, Kelly. “True Love on the Sidewalk on Randolph,” Gaper’s Block, July 21, 2010
Riverdale Press. “Return of the Censors” (Editorial), May 11, 2006
Rochman, Bonnie. “Brooklyn Artist to Give Birth in Public, as Performance Art”, Time Healthland, October 12, 2011
Roffino, Sara. “Artist who gave birth in Brooklyn gallery returns for first birthday party and exhibition”, ARTINFO, October 24, 2012
Sapa (AP). “Hungry Rat Locked in Closed Art Exhibit”, Sunday Tribune (South Africa), May 6, 2006
Scaccia, Annamarya. “Ruined Canvas: Brooklyn College Ruins Artwork from Controversial ‘Plan B’ Thesis Exhibit During Removal of Materials”, The Kingsman, May 15, 2006
Short, Aaron. “Funerary Performance at English Kills”, NY Post, September 3, 2009
Short, Aaron. “Mother and Artwork Resting Comfortably After Gallery Birth”, The Brooklyn Paper, October 26, 2011
Steinhauer, Jillian. “Art RX”,, October 9, 2012
Streitfeld, Lisa Paul. “Pheonix” (on My Grandfather’s Funeral),, September 2009
Streitfeld, Lisa Paul. The Black Madonna. HP Garcia Gallery, New York, 2009
Streitfeld, Lisa Paul. “Performa05: Innovations on the Periphery”, NY Arts Magazine, March/April, 2006
Streitfeld, Lisa Paul. “Defining Eroticism in Techno-Porn Culture”, Art New England, October/November, 2005
Streitfeld, Lisa Paul. “Eros in New Art”, NY Press, July 20-26, 2000
Sutton, Benjamin. “Broken Homes Brings Down The House”, The L Magazine, January 4, 2012
Time, World. “Quotes of the Day”, October 24, 2011
Truax, Stephen. “The Real Thing”, BushwickBK, March 15, 2010
Truax, Stephen. “BETA Spaces Balloons Into A Festival”, November 2, 2010
Vartanian, Hrag. “Brooklyn’s Answer to Performa Begins Friday”,, December 9, 2009
Vartanian, Hrag. “Reflecting on Maximum Perception”,, December 13, 2009
Vartanian, Hrag. “Back to the Future: The Williamsburg that Waz”, March 24, 2011,
Vartanian, Hrag. Blog: “A Brooklyn Art Critic’s Notebook”, Marni Kotak performing to Baby X in the Microscope Gallery at Fountain Art Fair, NYC
Vartanian, Hrag. “The Corporate Sponsorship of Baby X”, Hyperallergic, April 2, 2012
Venezia, Todd. “Brooklyn Artist to Give Birth Before Audience in Gallery”, NY Post, October 8, 2011
Visco, Geraldine. Meet The Artist Who Can Actually Say, ‘My Baby is a Work of Art”, Hyperallergic, October 24, 2011
Wakefield, Kylie Jane. “Performance Art Reaches New Heights with Marni Kotak’ The Birth of Baby X”, Greenpoint Gazette, October 19, 2011
Wall Street Journal (AP, Ula Ilnytzky), “Performance Artist Gives Birth in NYC Art Gallery”, October 26, 2011
Wall Street Journal (AP), “NYC Artist to Focus Performance on Son’s First Year”, January 3, 2012
Washington Post (AP, Ula Ilnytzky), “Woman Returns to Art Gallery Where She Gave Birth, Along with Baby Ajax”, November 1, 2011
Weinberg, Lauren, ed. Time Out Chicago: Pick of the Week (8/10), Double Face Fantasy at Thomas Robertello Gallery, Chicago, IL
Cloe, Wyma. French Fair Cutlog’s NYC Debut Establishes an Edgy, Hip Frieze Week Addition”, May 9, 2013
Zafar, Aylin. “Performance Artist Gives Birth to Baby in NYC Art Gallery”, TIME Magazine, October 26, 2011
Zong, Fan. “Meet The Art World’s Honey Boo Boo”, W magazine, October 26, 2012

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