Solveig Nelson works on the history and criticism of video art, including notions of 'art on television.' Nelson currently writes art criticism for Artforum. She previously organized book events at the Seminary Co-op Bookstore, edited fiction for The Baffler, and collaborated with Sadie Benning on the video installation Play Pause, 2007. Nelson wrote her M.A. in Art History on "Ken Dewey's Selma Last Year, 1966, Direct Action and the Emergence of Video Art" (University of Chicago, 2012) after completing a M.A. thesis in the Humanities on art and television (University of Chicago, 2010). She received her B.A. from Macalester College.