John Bezold

CHÂTEAU DE VILLANDRY, FRANCE, 2022

John Bezold (1985, Cincinnati) is an Amsterdam-based American-Dutch editor, researcher, writer, and journalist. He’s specialized in publishing; design, art, and architecture; web3; blockchain (Ethereum and Tezos); the metaverse; museology; and content direction. John began in journalism by writing for the magazines Frame and Mark; then edited books and digital media for architects, graphic designers, artists, and museums.

He is an expert at expanding value and visibility for legacy cultural institutions and amplifying content ecosystems in early to mid-stage technology startups.

As a curator of ideas, words, artworks, and more, his project ideation and media direction approach is equally emotive, as it is immersive and analytically informed.

John has written for the titles Elephant, Frame, Domus, Mark, Early Modern Low Countries, and Oud Holland; and has edited books published by Hatje Cantz, Birkhäuser, and Actaramong others. He is the host of Dutch Art & Design Today, and Frans Hals Paintings—The Podcast, both of which launched in 2022.

He holds an MA and an MPhil from the University of Amsterdam, alongside a BSc, from the University of Cincinnati.

CURRENTLY READING:
–E. Pasztory, Aztec Art.
–N. Kent, Soul of the North.
–E. Pasztory, Exile Space.
–D. Weller, Frans Hals in America.

W/S 2023: Rereading the Tao Te Ching, researching/interviewing curators, and editing reviews for Oud Holland–The Journal for Art of the Low Countries.

WEB TWO & THREE:
Twitter, Linkedin, Medium, OpenSea, Objkt, Mirror, Google Scholar, Post, Foundation, OnCyber Gallery, Spatial