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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.

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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 works on Making Histories Visible, an interdisciplinary visual arts research project based at UCLan’s Centre for Contemporary Art, led by Professor Lubaina Himid MBE, winner of the Turner Prize 2017. 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 also manages the Cameroonian photography platform Yaounde Photo Network.

Eyene is curator of the Summer of Photography 2018 at Bozar, Brussels and artistic director of the 4th International Biennial of Casablanca 2018. She has curated international exhibitions as part of numerous biennials including Printemps de Septembre 2016 (Toulouse, France); EVA International 2016 (Limerick, Ireland); Format International Photography Festival 2015 (Nottingham, UK); Summer of Photography 2014 (Brussels, Belgium); 10th Dak’Art Biennial 2012 (Dakar, Senegal); 3rd Photoquai Biennial of World Images 2011 (Paris, France). 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. See list of exhibitions.

Since September 2015, she joined the acquisition committee of Frac, Fonds régional d’art contemporain, Réunion led by Béatrice Binoche. In August 2016, she joined the Nouveau Musée National de Monaco’s scientific committee led by Marie-Claude Beaud.

Selected projects and profile in the press

Femmes du Maroc, 23 Feb. 2018
HuffPost Maroc, 10 Feb. 2018
Art Matter, Oct 2017
Contemporary And, 13 Sept. 2017
Art Forum, 11 Sept. 2017
Aperture, Summer 2017
Art Africa, 30 July 2015
IAM Magazine, 1 July 2015
OkayAfrica, 11 June 2015
Design Indaba, 6 Oct. 2014
The Journalist, Oct. 2014
Actuphoto, 26 June 2014