Christine Eyene

ADP Guild Research Fellow

christineChristine Eyene is Guild Research Fellow in Contemporary Art at the University of Central Lancashire. She contributes to Making Histories Visible, an interdisciplinary visual art research project based at UCLan’s Centre for Contemporary Art led by Professor Lubaina Himid MBE.

Her role consists in conducting and publishing internationally leading research on the art of the Black Diaspora, and to devise and lead innovative curatorial projects which investigate how museums and collections ca­n work collaboratively with contemporary artists to address diverse audiences for visual art in Britain and internationally.

Her current subject areas include a research on the work of South African photographer George Hallett produced in the UK in the 1970s and 80s, gendered perspectives in contemporary art, contemporary African art, and non-object-based art practices.

As an independent curator, she has been involved in several biennials notably with the experimental project Mobile Emergency Room with Thierry Geoffroy presented at the Zimbabwe Pavilion during the 55th Venice Biennale (2013); DakArt Biennial (2012); 3rdPhotoquai Biennial, Paris (2011); Brighton Photo Fringe at the Brighton Photo Biennial (2010).

She is the curator of “WHERE WE’RE AT! Other voices on gender” an exhibition of women photographers and video artists presented at BOZAR, Brussels, as part of the Summer of Photography 2014, international biennial event of photography and lens-based media.

In 2012/13, Eyene was recipient of a curators grant from the Foundation for Art Initiatives.