Eyene is the curator of The Summer of Photography 2018 - Brussels Biennial for Contemporary Photography, which will take place in Bozar. In the 7th edition, the biennial will focus on the theme' Revolt', for which Eyene is currently developing an international exhibition in which protest movements, photography and the legacy of visual activism are re-examined in contemporary lens related practices.
Her lecture is an extension of the exhibition in Bozar, she discusses African resistence photography. The lecture and exhibition builds on Eyene's long-standing interest and research into the representation of sociopolitical issues in visual art and photography, and from an analysis of historical examples, she looks at what the contemporary meaning of this protest photography can be.
Christine Eyene is Research Fellow in Contemporary Art at the University of Central Lancashire, where she works on Making Histories Visible, an interdisciplinary research into visual art led by Lubaina Himid MBE artist and professor of Contemporary Art at UCLan. Her research focuses on contemporary African and diaspora art, eighties Black and Black British art, body and gender representations in art, design and sound art. She is also co-founder of the Cameroon photography project YaPhoto.
Recent exhibitions were: Sounds Like Her, showing women's practices around music and sound art (New Art Exchange, 2017 (Nottingham)). Yamamoto-Keiko Rochaix, London (2017); Murder Machine, Ormston House, Limerick, as part of the 37th edition of EVA International - The Irish Contemporary Art Biennial, compiled by Koyo Kouoh (2016); Curators' Series #8: All of us have a sense of rhythm, David Roberts Art Foundation, London (2015); WHERE WE' RE AT! Other Voices on Gender, BOZAR, Brussels, as part of the Summer of Photography (2014); Gideon Mendel: Drowning World, Tiwani Contemporary, London (2013) and the 10th edition of Dak' Art - Biennial of Contemporary African Art, IFAN Museum and National Gallery, Dakar (2012).
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