Christine Eyene (b. 1970) is a curator, art historian, critic and Guild Research Fellow in Contemporary Art at the University of Central Lancashire where she is collaborating to Making Histories Visible, an interdisciplinary visual art research project based at UCLan’s Centre for Contemporary Art led by Lubaina Himid MBE. Eyene studied History of Contemporary Art at Université Paris 1, Panthéon-Sorbonne and earned a D.E.A (Diplôme d’Études Approfondies), supervised by Philippe Dagen, in 1999.
Her research and projects include a focus on contemporary art from Africa and its Diaspora, Britain’s Black Arts (1980s), gendered perspectives in art and non-object-based practices. Her previous exhibitions include: Residual: Traces of the Black Body, New Art Exchange, Nottingham (2015) as part of FORMAT International Photography Festival; Basket Case II, National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare and Bulawayo (2014-15); Summer of Photography, Bozar, Brussels (2014); Gideon Mendel: Drowning World, Tiwani Contemporary, London (2013); Dak’Art Biennale, Dakar (2012); Photoquai Biennial, Paris (2011); and Brighton Photo Fringe, Brighton (2010).
At Framer Framed, Eyene hosted a curating masterclass entitled Curating Body Narratives in reference to contemporary art in Africa and the diaspora. In 2015 she curated the exhibition Embodied Spaces at Framer Framed, on show from June 18th till July 26th 2015. She is also editor of the art news, reviews and curatorial projects website eye.on.art.