Ed Krčma is Lecturer in History of Art at University College Cork, Ireland. His research concerns the history and theory of drawing after 1940, with an emphasis on questions of temporality and materiality. He has written scholarly articles and delivered papers on such artists as Tacita Dean, William Kentridge, Joseph Beuys, Henri Matisse, Henri Michaux, Willem de Kooning and Robert Rauschenberg. His work on contemporary art includes recent catalogue essays for Susan Morris, Alison Turnbull, Alice Maher and Tom Hackney. Krčma also works as a critic, writing for Art in America, Parachute and Enclave Review (of which he is the founding editor). He is currently working on a book project on the relationship between drawing, thinking and abstraction. Krčma holds a PhD in History of Art from University College London.