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.
She is currently a Culture Push Associated Artist (2018-2019) and has received support for her projects from Queens Museum (2018-2019), National Coalition Against Censorship (2018-2019), Danish Arts Foundation (2018), ABC No Rio (2017-2018), 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, Denmark (2018), Flux Factory, Queens (2016-2018), Heliopolis, Brooklyn (2014), SOMA, Mexico City (2012) and Galería Pérdida, Michoacán (2012).
Freeman’s projects have been featured in Artforum, Vulture, Hyperallergic, Art F City, Frieze, Observer, and Greenpointers. She has also been interviewed on Bulgarian National Television and Radio.
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.
Christina has taught in the Department of Fine Arts at Haverford College and the Department of Art & Art History at Hunter College since 2014.