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 work in project ideation and media direction is equally emotive as immersive and analytically informed.

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

He holds an MA alongside a MARes—both in art history—from the University of Amsterdam, and a BSc in architecture, obtained at the University of Cincinnati.

CURRENTLY READING:
–E. Pasztory, Aztec Art.
–N. Kent, Soul of the North.
–E. Pasztory, Exile Space.
–J. B. Taylor, Whole Brain Living.
–E. & J. Hicks, Ask & it is Given.
–C. Wickham, Medieval Europe.
–D. Weller, Frans Hals in America.

A/W 2022: Creating an editorial platform on design in web3 at MetaMundo, and editing reviews for Oud HollandThe Journal for Art of the Low Countries.

WEB TWO & THREE:
Twitter, OpenSea, Objkt, Mirror, Linkedin, Scholar, Medium, Spatial