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. She received her M.A. from The University of Chicago and B.A. from Macalester College.