Created in 2010, eye.on.art brings together art news, events, research and curatorial projects developed by Christine Eyene. It is also an open platform sharing news from collaborating partners, art institutions, artists and peers working in the field of contemporary art.
Christine Eyene is an art historian, critic and curator. She is a Guild Research Fellow in Contemporary Art at the University of Central Lancashire where she works on Making Histories Visible, an interdisciplinary visual arts research project based at UCLan’s Centre for Contemporary Art, led by Turner Prize 2017 nominee Lubaina Himid. She is doctoral student at Birkbeck, University of London, with Professor Annie E. Coombes, and is writing a thesis on South African photographer George Hallett. She is also the co-founder of the Cameroonian photography platform YaPhoto, developed in Yaounde with artist and curator Landry Mbassi.
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. Other interests include: urban cultures, music, design and socially-engaged initiatives.
Since September 2015, she joined the acquisition committee of FRAC, Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain, Réunion led by Béatrice Binoche. In this role she is contributing to broaden FRAC Réunion’s collection with new acquisitions and commissions, and develop exhibitions and artistic activities involving Reunion, Metropolitan French and international artists, with a focus on the Indian Ocean. In August 2016, she joined the Nouveau Musée National de Monaco’s scientific committee.