Haley Mellin, Michael  Portnoy Wants to Know: Can You Fuck to an Irregular Beat?, GARAGE/VICE, Jan 12, 2020


Adrian Searle, From first kiss to unfollowing - culture that sums up love in 2020, The Guardian, Feb 13, 2020


Assorted press for Progressive Touch at Steirischer Herbst 2019 (Spike Magazine, Frankfurter Algemeine Zeitung, Flaunt)


Ellen Mara De Wachter, Block Universe and the Meaning of 'Post Dance', Frieze, 7 Jun 2019


Joavana Stokic, Portnoy's Game, cmagazine, Issue 138, Summer 2018


Ross Simonini, Slap the Wave: Online Therapy as Performance Art, the Paris Review, March 14, 2018


Lorena Muñoz-Alonso, Ex-Comedian Michael Portnoy on How Performance Art Can Exorcise Your Alt-Right Demons, artnet news, June 22, 2017

Nick Currie, Michael Portnoy - Progressive Touch, Spike Magazine, issue 52, Summer 2017

Jennifer Krasinski,  Absolute Fabulist, Artforum, May 2017

Collected reviews  (The Guardian, Artforum, Frieze, art-agenda, artnet news) on Relational Stalinism at the Liverpool Biennial 2016


Hendrik Folkerts, Two Musicals (Part I): Michael Portnoy: Relational Stalinism - The Musical, Metropolis M, No 2 - 2016


Andrianna Campbell, All Watched Over, Artforum Critics’ Picks, Jun 2015


Sean J. Patrick Carney, Site-Specific Comedy, Art in America, Jun 2015


Kari Cwynar, Experimental Comedy Training Camp, C Magazine, Spring 2015


Artists’ Artists Best of 2014, Artforum, Dec 2014


Bilging a Wetter Fly’s Lap, Mousse Magazine, Issue #44, 2014


Dan Fox, Highlights 2013 - Dan Fox, Frieze, Dec 31, 2013


Mary Reinbold, Michael Portnoy, Artforum, Feb 2014


Chloé Rosetti, Michael Portnoy 27 Gnosis, The Brooklyn Rail, May 30, 2013


Jovana Stokic, Conversation with Michael Portnoy, BOMB Magazine, May 28, 2013


Dan Fox, 27 Gnosis, Frieze Magazine, March 24, 2013


Laura McLean-Ferris, Radical Languages, Frieze Magazine, December 24, 2012


Vivian Sky Rehberg, Costume Drama, Frieze Magazine, November-December 2012


Kasia Redzisz, 11th Baltic Triennial of International Art, Frieze Magazine, November-December 2012


Vivian Sky Rehberg, “Mindaugas Triennial”, Art-Agenda, Sep 6, 2012


Kate Sutton, Dream Catcher, Artforum, Sep 1, 2012


Benno Tempel, Spel zonder grenzen, Vrij Nederland, July 28, 2012


Friederike Szamborzki, Kuriose Sprachspiele auf der documenta: 27 Gnosis, Hessische/Niedersächsische Allgemeine, July 1, 2012


Adrian Searle, Documenta 13: Mysteries in the mountain of mud, The Guardian, June 11, 2012


Sofia Hernandez Chong Cuy, Noological Mudslides, After Berkeley, Objectif Exhibitions, 2010-2012, Sternberg Press, 2012


Oliver Basciano, Michael Portnoy: I’m Back Fore Ground!, Art Review, Summer 2012


Michael Portnoy, Objectif Exhibitions, Antwerp, Frieze Magazine, Oct 2011


Creamier, Contemporary Art in Culture: 10 Curators, 100 Contemporary Artists, 10 Sources, Phaidon, June 2010


Raimundas Malasauskas, ‘Pedagogical Porn’, Mousse Magazine, April-May, 2010


Maxine Kopsa, I did not have relational asthmatics with that woman, although I did cough in her lemongrass soup., Metropolis M, October 2009


Momus, 600 Words with Michael Portnoy, Art in America, August 28, 2009.


Portnoy's Pornthology, Art Newspaper, March 6-8, 2009.


Nick Currie, Satirizing Luxury, The New York Times, July 11, 2008


Margery Gordon, No Fair, ARTINFO, June 2007.


Liutaurus Psibilskis, Critic's Picks Artforum, June 2007.


Trong G. Nguyen, Reykjavik!, NY Arts Magazine, January/February 2007.


Eftir Thórodd Bjarnason, (Best of 2006) Innrás frá New York , Morgunbladid (lesbók), Dec 30, 2006.


Thóra Thórisdóttir, Innrás úr undirheimum New York, Morgunbladid, Nov. 8, 2006.


Gunnar Hansson, Kakkalakkaklám á Laugavegi, Frettabladid (daily Iceland newspaper), Oct. 24, 2006


Anthony Haden-Guest, One way or another, the show must go on, Financial Times, Aug 6, 2006.


Roslyn Sulcas, A Joke Collector and a Kitchen Walk Into a Theater..., NY Times, June 10, 2006.


Gia Kourlas, Very special K, Time Out New York, June 1-7, 2006.


Cecilia Alemani,, Feb 23, 2006.


Michael Musto, La Dolce Musto, Village Voice, Sep. 19, 2005.


Amy Sohn, Strangers in the Night, New York, Jan. 24, 2005.


Jennifer Dunning, A Funky Fashion Show With Wit and Imagination, NY Times, Dec. 15, 2004.


Alexis Soloski, Romantic Idol, Village Voice, April 19, 2004.


Jacek Staniszewski, "W DRGAWKACH LAMBADY", Fluid, issue 38, Feb '04, p. 53-59.


Daz. Anik, "Graj na Chmielnej: Amerikanin wymysla zabawy dla warszawiakow", Zycie Warszawy, Jan. 24, 2004, p.2


Wadler, Joyce, "The Restauranteur Who Invented Downtown", The New York Times, Jan. 18, 2004 (Portnoy occassionally dines and plays strangergames in the washroom at Schiller's)


Pratt, Tim, Reviews (review of repellent sounds ...sonic rec room cd), XLR8R (Issue 71), Sep. 2003.


New York Press, (in Picks section)"XAR", June 25, 2003.


Smith, George, "Tales from Pornographic Oceans: Soy Unchained" , Village Voice (June 18-24, 2003).


Calhoun, Ada, "The Show Goes Downtown", New York (May 5, 2003), p.41.


Turner, Grady T. "Portnoy's Complaint: A Memo To Fellow Art Critics", Flash Art (March-April 2001), pp. 43, 51.


Heartney, Eleanor. " 'Critic as Grist' at White Box," Art in America (February 2001), p.148.


Bivens, Heidi, "almost famous", Tokion (Jan/Feb 2001).


Sinclair, Tom. "Golden Airings: 100 Greatest Rock & Roll Moments on TV" Entertainment Weekly, July 28, 2000, pp. 22+.


Kramer, Hilton. "If You Strike a Critic, You'd Better Snuff Him," The New York Observer, Oct. 2, 2000, p.1.


Portnoy, Michael. "Kramer Vs. Curator", The New York Observer, Oct. 23, 2000, p.4.


Tyrangiel, Josh, "People: People." Time, September 18, 2000, p. 98.


Jowitt, Deborah, "New Storytelling", The Village Voice, March 29, 2000.


Hainley, Bruce. "Bruce Hainley"( lists cultural events of the 1990s that defined the decade) Artforum (December 1999), p. 130.


Derek Yip. "MICHAEL PORTNOY aka SOY BOMB , Upstart Pissing on the Contemporary Mix", Performing Arts Journal (PAJ), NO. 61 (January 1999), pp. 36-44.


Jowitt, Deborah, "Of Marvels", The Village Voice, March 31, 1999.


Kourlas, Gia. "Total recall," Time Out NY, March 11-18, 1999.


"Grammy grinch torments 'SNL' star" New York Post, PAGE SIX, Dec 15, 1999.


Dunning, Jennifer. "The Topic is Rich, The Vignettes Heartless", The New York Times, March 13, 1999.


Murrin, Tom. "THE BOMB, Michael Portnoy's More Than Soy", PAPER (July 1998), p.104.


Hendrickson, Matt. "Random Notes", Rolling Stone, April 16, 1998, p.17.


Sparrow, "Why, You Own The Title?", New York Press, April 8-14, p.82.


Carr, C. "Rad Like Who? The Soy Bomber Blasts Off" Village Voice, March 24, 1998, p.61.


Chaplin, Julia. "All too real," New York Post, March 5, 1998, p. 49.


Dermody, Dennis. "Hello My Name is Soy Bomb", Details, May 1998, p.43.


Brunner, Rob. "Bombs Away," Entertainment Weekly, March 13, 1998, p. 14.


Gideonse, Theodore. "A Real Show at the Grammys", Newsweek, March 9, 1998, p.47.


Talkington, Amy. "Steve Buscemi Remakes Lou Reed's 'Vicious'," RayGun, August 1997, p.48.


Jowitt, Deborah. "All Kindsa Rites", Village Voice, February 4, 1997, p.88.


True, Cynthia. "Alterna Be thy Name: Say goodbye to stand-up as we know it. The new wave is here." Time Out New York, June 5-12, 1996, pp.43-44.