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Christine Eyene

Art historian, Critic and Curator

Christine Eyene studied History of Contemporary Art at Université Paris 1, Panthéon-Sorbonne. She has been visual arts co-editor of French journal Africultures since 2002 and has contributed to the field of contemporary African art through her writings in journals, exhibition catalogues and books.

She was co-curator of Dak’Art 2012 – Biennale of Contemporary African Art, Dakar, and Roma-Sinti-Kale-Manush, Autograph ABP/Rivington Place, London. Her other exhibitions include: Photoquai 2011 – Biennial of World Images, Paris, as curator of the African selection; Gwanza 2011 – Month of Photography, National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare; Reflections on the Self – Five African Women Photographers, Royal Festival Hall, London and United Kingdom (2011-2014), as part of Hayward Touring; [Kaddu Jigeen] – Women Speak Out (2011-2013), Galerie Le Manège, Dakar and touring Africa.

She is a member of Art Moves Africa Grants Selection Committee (2012-2013) and Visual Art Expert for Institut Français. She was member of jury of Dak’Art 2012, as well as the Fondation Blachère Prize awarded at the Dakar Biennale in 2008 and 2010, and the Bamako Photography Encounters in 2007 and 2009.

Christine Eyene