CHRISTINA FREEMAN

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Christina Freeman is an interdisciplinary artist based in New York City. Her work takes on various forms including photography, video, artists' books, multimedia installation, collaborative performance, and curatorial projects. She received her MFA in Studio Art from Hunter College, City University of New York in 2012 and her BA in Spanish and Latin American Studies from Haverford College in 2005. She has been invited to perform her participatory works at The Red House in Sofia, Bulgaria, SOMA in Mexico City, Galería Perdida in Michoacán, Mexico, Heliopolis in Brooklyn, New York, the TEM market in Volos, Greece, and Flux Factory in Long Island City, New York. She is a recipient of the Tuttle Fund, the Graf Travel Grant, the Pickett Fund Award and two grants from the Center for Peace and Global Citizenship at Haverford College. Her 2012 solo exhibition at the Red House in Sofia, Bulgaria was featured on Bulgarian national radio and television. In 2015 she was awarded the CUNY PSC Grant to study at the Center for Book Arts in New York and she is a 2016 Flux Factory Artist-in-Residence and was recently selected to curate one of the 2017 Major Exhibitions at Flux Factory. Christina is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Fine Arts at Haverford College and has taught in the Department of Art & Art History at Hunter College since 2014. She currently serves on the Events and Exhibitions Committee of the New Media Caucus and shows with Arcilesi Homberg Fine Art in New York. 

            

 

 

 

BORN Wilmington, DE

LIVES and WORKS Queens, New York

EDUCATION

2015  Center for Book Arts, New York, NY

2012  SOMA, Mexico City, Mexico

2012  M.F.A., Studio Art, Hunter College, New York, NY

2005  B.A., Spanish and Latin American Studies, Haverford College, Haverford, PA

2004  La Universidad de Barcelona                                                                                

SOLO EXHIBITIONS + PERFORMANCES

2016  A Precipice, Abandon, A Dotted Line, Flux Factory, Long Island City, NY

2013  Re-source, Thomas Hunter Project Space, Hunter College, New York, NY

          Plums for Trash, Skopelos Port, Skopelos, Greece

          Plums for Trash, TEM Market, Volos, Greece

2012  Plums for Trash, The Red House Centre for Culture and Debate, Sofia, Bulgaria

          Plums for Trash, Galería Perdida, Chilchota, Michoacán, Mexico

          Plums for Trash, la Casa de los Amigos, Mexico City, Mexico

          Plums for Trash, Brooklyn Hi-Art! Machine, Brooklyn, NY

2004 Community Collaborations, Norris Square Neighborhood Project, Philadelphia, PA

          Community Collaborations, Haverford College, Haverford, PA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS + PERFORMANCES

2017  The Incoherents Salon, A Mise-en-scéne by Pablo Helguera and Dannielle Tegeder, Hunter East Harlem Gallery, New York, NY

2016  3459, Flux Factory, Long Island City, NY & Relapse Collective, London

          Wild Seeds, Happy Lucky No.1 / Presented in Collaboration with Temporary Agency, Brooklyn, NY 

          Um and Uh, Arcilesi Homberg Fine Art, New York, NY

          BEG BORROW OR STEAL, Recess, New York, NY

2015  Leftovers, Arcilesi / Homberg Fine Art, New York, NY

2014  Big Window / Little Field, Heliopolis, Brooklyn, NY

2013  Mnemosyne Atlas, Independent Curators International, New York, NY

          Figment NYC, Governor’s Island, New York, NY

          Fountain Art Fair, New York, NY

          Stuck, Francesca Arcilesi Fine Art, Brooklyn, NY

          Abstract Currents, Pop Rally, MoMA, New York, NY

2012  SOMA Open Studios, Mexico City, Mexico

           Hunter College M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition, Times Square Gallery, New York, NY

           WannA Piece, Francesca Arcilesi & Contra Studios, New York, NY

2011  Migrations, Gowanus Print Lab, Brooklyn, NY

           Open Lab (Collaboration with Jane Carver), Dean Moss’ Live Art in the Visual Environment at Hunter College, New York, NY

           Sorry 4 the Wait (Collaboration with Annie Berman), Francesca Arcilesi & Contra Studios, New York, NY

           Take Me Home: A Valentine Show, Francesca Arcilesi Fine Art, New York, NY

           Christina Freeman and Joan Mellon, Aristeia Metro, New York, NY

2010  Awkward Sitty, Hunter College Open Studios, New York, NY

           Imagine There’s no Heaven, Pal Cielo, San Jaun, Puerto Rico

2007 Undressed . . .  Looking at nudes, Umbrella Arts, New York, NY

           New ’07: Celebrating Ten Years of Nurturing the Edge, CUE Art Foundation, New York, NY

           Krappy Kamera IX: National Juried Exhibition, Soho Photo Gallery, New York, NY

           Photography 26, Perkins Center for the Arts, Moorestown, New Jersey

2005 Christina Freeman and Lise Hurlston, Haverford College, Haverford PA

CURATORIAL PROJECTS + EVENTS

2017   Tongue Tide, Flux Factory, Long Island City, NY

           Against Competition/Towards Mutual Aid ABC No Rio in Exile at Flux Factory, Long Island City, NY

           New Media Caucus Annual Showcase, Hunter College, New York, NY 

2016   12 (Twelve reactions to silence by twelve gallery attendants working for twelve Gagosian galleries), Flux Factory, Long Island City, NY

           Interdependence Day, Flux Factory, Long Island City, NY

           Julio Grinblatt: Cielito Lindo, Magill Library at Haverford College, Haverford, PA

           New Media Caucus Annual Showcase, The Corcoran, Washington, D.C

2015  Alternative Economies, Media Lounge, College Art Association Annual Conference, New York, NY

           New Media Caucus Annual Showcase, Hunter College, New York, NY

2011   Capture, LES Gallery, The Clemente, New York, NY

AWARDS, GRANTS, RESIDENCIES

2017    Artist-in-Residence: Flux Factory, Long Island City, NY (2016-2017)

2016   Creative Capital Summer Intensive, BAM, Brooklyn, NY

           PSC CUNY Fund Award Recipient: Society for Photographic Education Conference

           Tuttle Fund for the Development of Visual Culture Across the Curriculum

2015   PSC CUNY Fund Award Recipient: Center for Book Arts

2014   Artist-in-Residence: Heliopolis, Brooklyn, NY

2012   Artist-in-Residence: Galería Perdida, Chilchota, Michoacán, Mexico

           Artist-in-Residence: SOMA, Mexico City, Mexico

           The Red House Centre for Culture and Debate, Sofia, Bulgaria 

           Graf Travel Grant

2011   Alpha Delta Kappa Scholarship Award Recipient

2010   Artist-in-Residence: The Creative Center, New York, NY (2010-2011)

2007   Black and White Spider Award Nominee

2006   Pickett Fund Award Recipient

2005   Artist-in-Residence: SEDEPAC, Xilitla, Mexico

            Artist-in-Residence: Norris Square Neighborhood Project, Philadelphia, PA

2004   Peace and Global Citizenship Award Recipient (2004 & 2005)

PUBLICATIONS + PRESS

2017   Micheal Anthony Farley, "This Week’s Must-See Art Events: Have Your Cake & Smash It Too." ArtFCity.com, February 6, 2017

           Brian Glaser. "Artist Christina Freeman ‘05 Returns to the Site of Her Early Inspiration," Haverford.edu, January 26, 2017

           Interview with Caitlin Foley and Misha Rabinovich, New Media Caucus Hub

           Liboiron, Max. Art & Artists List, DiscardStudies.com

           The Issue, Photographer's Collective, Hunter College, Spring 2017

2016   Hayley Maitlan, August Culture Guide, Vogue UK, August 2, 2016

           Veida Weisblum, "Weekend Edition: 9 Things to do in New York's Art World," New York Observer, July 14, 2016

           Brian Glaser, "Mixed Media", Haverford Magazine, Fall 2016, page 31

           Interview with Caitlin Foley and Misha Rabinovich 

           Interview with Emireth Herrera, Joelle Fleurentin, and Chloe Langlais

           Interview with Maya Jeffereis

           Fermenting at Flux; Live & Active Cultures, New Media Caucus Hub

           New Media Caucus 2016 Showcase Report, Media-N Journal

2015   Thomas Hunter Project Space Catalogue

           Published: Explorations of Alternative Economies, Media-N Journal, Interview with Stephanie Tripp

           Published: Mnemosyne Atlas, edited by Freya Powell

2013  Published: Pirate Press, Issue #2 edited by Misa Jefferies and Christopher Rivera

          Published: Mnemosyne Atlas, edited by Freya Powell

2012  Invited Guest: Bulgarian National Radio, Sofia, Bulgaria

          Invited Guest: Radio Bulgaria, Sofia, Bulgaria

          Featured Artist: Culture Hour, Bulgarian National Television

          Liboiron, Max. "Plums for Trash and the Object Ethnography Project: Praxis-Based Value Networks." DiscardStudies.com. May 10, 2012.

2011Exhibition Catalog: Capture, self published, May 2011

2007  Published: “Krappy Kamera Competition,” Camera Arts, May/June 2007

TEACHING

2017   Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Fine Arts, Haverford College, Haverford, PA (2016-2017)

           Adjunct Assistant Professor, Studio Art, Hunter College, New York, NY (2014-Present)

2016   Artists' Books Workshop, Flux Factory, Long Island City, NY

           Artists' Books Workshop, Hunter College, CUNY, New York

2013   Visiting Critic, College of Staten Island, Staten Island, New York

2012   Teaching Assistant, Daniel Bozhkov, Hunter College, CUNY, New York

2011    Teaching Assistant, Constance DeJong, Hunter College, CUNY, New York

           Teaching Assistant, J.D. Walsh, Hunter College, CUNY, New York

           Visiting Teaching Artist, Transit Museum, Brooklyn, NY (2009-2011)

2010   Visiting Teaching Artist, The Creative Center (2008-2010)

LECTURES

2017   Against Competition / Towards Mutual Aid: ABC No Rio in Exile at Flux Factory, presentation for The New School, New York, NY

2016   Creative Capital Summer Intensive, BAM, Brooklyn, NY

           Temporary Agency, Brooklyn, NY 

2015   Artists' Books, Hunter College, New York, NY  

           Alternative Economies, Arcilesi Homberg Fine Art, New York, NY

           Relational Aesthetics, Hunter College, New York, NY

2013   Trashed, Seafarers & International House, New York, NY

2012   Plums for Trash, la Casa de los Amigos, Mexico City, Mexico

           Plums for Trash, The Red House Centre for Culture and Debate, Sofia, Bulgaria

           Plums for Trash, 134 SOU Dimcho Debeljanov, Sofia, Bulgaria

2011    Relational Aesthetics Then and Now, Hunter College, New York, NY

2010   Mercer County Community College, West Windsor, NJ

           Focus & Motivation Lecture Series, Hunter College, New York, NY

2009  Charlotte Country Day School, Charlotte, NC

           Friends School Charlotte, Charlotte, NC

ASSOCIATIONS

          New Media Caucus, Co-Chair of Events and Exhibitions (2014-2017)

          Society for Photographic Education (2011-2017)