* Open to UAL students and staff *
Christine Eyene’s practice aims at challenging mainstream artistic discourses by bringing out forgotten or marginalised narratives and experiences. In this presentation Christine will introduce her collaboration to Making Histories Visible and ways in which she combines research and curating through projects dealing with gender and more recently sound art from a Black perspective. Drawing mainly from her exhibitions Where We’re At! Other Voices on Gender (2014) and All Of Us Have A Sense Of Rhythm (2015) she will discuss issues ranging from aesthetics and historiography through to politics of space in the process of exhibition making.
Christine Eyene is an art historian, critic and curator. She is Guild Research Fellow in Contemporary Art at the University of Central Lancashire where she collaborates to Making Histories Visible, an interdisciplinary visual art research project led by Professor Lubaina Himid MBE. She is also a doctoral student at Birkbeck, University of London, with Professor Annie E. Coombes, and is writing on the work of South African photographer George Hallett and its relation to word, text, and African literature. Her other areas of interest include gendered art discourses, sound art, socially engaged urban cultures, music and design. As an art writer, she has contributed articles and essays to art publications, exhibition catalogues and books. She is also editor of the art website eye.on.art (eyonart.org).
Her next exhibition Murder Machine, Ormston House, Limerick (April-July 2016) is part of EVA International 2016 parallel projects. Previous exhibitions include:
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, New Art Exchange, Nottingham, as part of FORMAT International Photography Festival (2015); Basket Case II (co-curated with Raphael Chikukwa), National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare (2014); La Parole aux Femmes, Fondation Blachère, Apt (2014); WHERE WE’RE AT! Other voices on gender, Bozar, Brussels (2014).
In 2013 Christine was awarded a Curators Grant from the Foundation for Art Initiatives to experiment with her practice. That same year, she was a nominator for Prix Pictet and Visible Award, and member of jury of the latter in 2015. Since September 2015, she has joined the acquisition committee of FRAC, Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain, Reunion Island, led by Béatrice Binoche. In this role she has extended her interest to art practices from across the Indian Ocean.
Open to UAL students and staff, no booking required.
Lecture Theatre B, London College of Communication.
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CRiSAP & LCC Sound Arts Visiting Practitioners series 2015-16: weekly talks for current BA, MA and PhD students and staff across UAL.