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 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 2017 Turner Prize winner Professor Lubaina Himid CBE. She is a 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.
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 initiatives, urban culture, music, design, and new media. As an art writer, her articles and essays have been published in printed and online art magazines, journals, exhibition catalogues and art books. As a web designer and editor, she has developed, or contributed to, a number of art-related websites.
Eyene was 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).