Pavilion and the School of Fine Art History of Art and Cultural Studies, University of Leeds, welcome Christine Eyene for a talk on her curatorial and research practice. This event takes place as part of an on-going series of activities exploring what it means to curate, commission and produce contemporary art in urban cultural centres.
For this presentation, Christine will introduce her latest exhibitions and discuss how her research and curatorial practice challenges instances of under-representation within mainstream arts and cultures. She will also address questions of criticality in relation to identity politics, the recent shifts within contexts of marginalisation, and how these are informing discursive changes in her upcoming projects.
This talk is made possible with the generous support of the Cultural & Creative Industries Exchange, University of Leeds and Leeds Art Gallery.
More about the speaker:
Christine Eyene is an art historian, critic and curator. She is a Research Fellow in Contemporary Art at the University of Central Lancashire where she collaborates to Making Histories Visible, an interdisciplinary visual arts research project based at UCLan’s Centre for Contemporary Art, led by Professor Lubaina Himid. She is also a PhD candidate at Birkbeck, University of London, with Professor Annie E. Coombes, and is writing her dissertation on the work of South African photographer George Hallett.
Her areas of research and curatorial practice range from contemporary African and Diaspora arts, Black British arts, gendered art discourses, to non-object-based art practices, notably sound art. Her other interests include: socially engaged urban cultures, music and design.
Christine has been a nominator for Prix Pictet – The global award in photography and sustainability since 2013. That same year she was a nominator for the Visible Award and member of its jury in 2015. Since September 2015, she has joined the acquisition committee of FRAC, Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain, Réunion led by Béatrice Binoche.
Her latest exhibitions include: Murder Machine, Ormston House, Limerick, as part of EVA International 2016 (16 April – 17 July 2016); Curators’ Series #8: All Of Us Have A Sense Of Rhythm, David Roberts Art Foundation, London (2015); Embodied Spaces, Framer Framed, Amsterdam (2015); Residual: Traces of the Black Body as part of FORMAT International Photography Festival, New Art Exchange, Nottingham (2015); Basket Case II, National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare (2014-15); WHERE WE’RE AT! Other Voices on Gender, as part of Summer of Photography 2014, BOZAR, Brussels (2014).
Curating (in) the City: Christine Eyene
Wednesday 18 May, 6-7.30pm
Leeds Art Gallery
Henry Moore Room
Leeds LS1 3AA
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