The Exhibitionist was established in 2009 as a journal by curators, for curators, in which the most pertinent questions on exhibition making today would be considered and assessed. Modeled after the iconic French film journal Cahiers du cinéma, the journal is meant to serve a critical role in understanding current curatorial practices through a number of editorial formats focused specifically on the critical and historical importance of exhibitions. 

As of June, 2017, The Exhibitionist is moving its publishing efforts to its website,, where columns will be published throughout the year. The Exhibitionist team includes founding Editor Jens Hoffmann, Senior Editor Julian Myers-Szupinska, Managing Editor Liz Rae Heise-Glass, and Editor-at-Large Piper Marshall.