Christine Eyene

ADP Guild Research Fellow


Christine Eyene is an art historian, critic and curator. She is a Research Fellow in Contemporary Art at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) where she collaborates to Making Histories Visible, an interdisciplinary visual arts research project led by Professor Lubaina Himid CBE, documenting, supporting, and sharing the histories of creative practices from the diversity in Britain and globally through collaborations with artists, art professionals, independent organisations and major public institutions.

Her areas of research and curatorial practice encompass contemporary African and Diaspora arts, feminism, photography, and 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 latest publication is entitled Sounds Like Her: Gender, Sound Art & Sonic Cultures (Nottingham: Beam Editions, 2019). She also contributed to Feminist Art, Activisms, and Artivisms (Amsterdam: Valiz, 2020). Her articles and essays have been featured in printed and online art magazines, journals, exhibition catalogues and art books

Since 2017, Eyene has been artistic director of the Biennale Internationale de Casablanca. She was the curator of the SUMMER OF PHOTOGRAPHY 2018 with RESIST! The 1960s protests, photography and visual legacy, BOZAR, Brussels. She has also organised numerous exhibitions as part of biennales and festivals including Resonances: Second Movement (Printemps de Septembre), Espace Croix Baragnon, Toulouse, 2016; Murder Machine (EVA International), Ormston House, Limerick, 2016; RESIDUAL: Traces of the black body (FORMAT International Photography Festival), New Art Exchange, Nottingham, 2015; WHERE WE’RE AT! Other Voices on Gender (SUMMER OF PHOTOGRAPHY), BOZAR, Brussels, 2014; 10th DAK’ART – Biennale of Contemporary African Art, Musée de l’IFAN and Galerie Nationale, Dakar, 2012; 3rd PHOTOQUAI – Biennial of World Images, Musée du Quai Branly, Paris, 2011; Pimp My Combi (GWANZA: Month of Photography), National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare, 2011

Eyene is member of the acquisition committee of FRAC – Fonds régional d’art contemporain de la Réunion, with an interest in arts from the Indian Ocean. She is also a member of the scientific committee of Nouveau Musée National de Monaco

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