Christina Freeman is an interdisciplinary artist based in New York City. Her work takes on various forms including photography, video, artists’ books, multimedia installation, participatory performance, and curatorial projects.
Her practice employs pause and interruption as a method for contemplative looking. By creating breaks in routine temporal systems, she investigates social justice themes such as visibility and censorship, data privacy, cultural value systems, and structural power. Using her research-based and collaborative approach to artistic engagement, her projects have been supported by cross-disciplinary partnerships with librarians, social scientists, designers, economists, anthropologists, activists, and dancers.
Community-building through transformative conversation motivates all of her work, regardless of whether she is performing, curating, or teaching. Intervening in systems often taken for granted, she approaches culture as something we actively shape together.
Freeman’s projects have been featured in Artforum, Vulture, Hyperallergic, Art F City, Frieze and Observer.
Her projects have been supported by Creative Time (2019), Queens Museum (2018-2019), Culture Push (2018-2019), National Coalition Against Censorship (2018-2019), Danish Arts Foundation (2018), ABC No Rio (2017-2020), NEA (2017 + 2018), NYSCA (2017), Andy Warhol Foundation (2017), and Red House, Sofia, Bulgaria (2012). She was previously an artist-in-residence at ARoS Public in Aros, Denmark (2018), Flux Factory in Queens, NY (2016-2018), Heliopolis in Brooklyn, NY (2014), SOMA, Mexico City (2012), and Galería Pérdida, Michoacán (2012).
Since 2014 Freeman has taught at Hunter College, CUNY for the Department of Art & Art History, the Department of Film & Media, and Macaulay Honors College. She was a Visiting Professor in the Department of Fine Arts at Haverford College from 2015-2018.
She received her MFA in Studio Art from Hunter College, CUNY in 2012 and her BA in Spanish and Latin American Studies from Haverford College in 2005.