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CHRISTINA FREEMAN
Born in Wilmington, DE
Lives in Brooklyn, NY

EDUCATION
2012 MFA Hunter College, CUNY
2005 BA Haverford College
2004 Universitat de Barcelona

SOLO & TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2019
UltraViolet Archive, Creative Time Summit X, 41 Cooper Gallery, Cooper Union, New York, NY (two-person exhibition)

2016
A Precipice, Abandon, A Dotted Line, Flux Factory, Queens, NY (solo exhibition)

2012
Plums for Trash, The Red House Centre for Culture and Debate, Sofia, Bulgaria (solo exhibition)

2013
Re-source, Thomas Hunter Project Space, Hunter College, CUNY, New York, NY (solo exhibition)

2011
Christina Freeman / photographs + Joan Mellon / paintings, Aristeia Metro, New York Design Center, New York, NY (two-person exhibition)

2005
Community Collaborations, Magill Library, Haverford College, Haverford, PA
Community Collaborations, Norris Square Neighborhood Project, Philadelphia, PA

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS + PERFORMANCES
2021
Cataclysm, ABC No Rio in Exile, New York, NY

2020
Regress, ABC No Rio in Exile, Bullet Space, New York, NY

2019
UltraViolet Archive, Queens International: Volumes 2018, Queens Museum, Queens, NY, October 2018- March 2019 (biennial with print and web catalogue) exhibition website

2018
Best Value Lemonade, ARoS (Aarhus Art Museum), Aarhus, Denmark (performance)
The Game Show, ABC No Rio in Exile, Bullet Space, New York, NY (solo exhibition for an arts collective)
Anything, curated by Amir Badawi, Flux Factory, Queens, NY

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

2016
3459, Flux Factory, Queens, NY
3459, Relapse Collective at Tom’s Etching Studio, London, United Kingdom
Wild Seeds, Happy Lucky No.1, curated by Temporary Agency, Brooklyn, NY
Um and Uh, Arcilesi Homberg Fine Art, New York, NY

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

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

2013
Plums for Trash, TEM Market, Volos, Greece (performance)
Plums for Trash, Figment NYC, Governor’s Island, New York, NY (performance)
Stuck, Francesca Arcilesi Fine Art, Brooklyn, NY

2012
Plums for Trash, Galería Perdida, Chilchota, Michoacán, Mexico (performance)
Plums for Trash, Brooklyn Hi-Art! Machine, Brooklyn, NY (performance)
Plums for Trash, SOMA Open Studios, Mexico City, Mexico (performance)
Plums for Trash, M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition, Times Square Gallery, Hunter College, CUNY, New York, NY

2011
Plums for Trash, National Theatre, Sofia, Bulgaria (performance)
Plums for Trash, Occupy Wall Street, New York, NY (performance)
Identity Shift: Migration, Identity & Belonging, Gowanus Print Lab, Brooklyn, NY
Sorry 4 the Wait (Collaboration with Annie Berman), Contra Studios, New York, NY

SELECTED CURATORIAL PROJECTS
2020
Take What You Can’t Get, ABC No Rio in Exile, New York, NY, online exhibition

2019
Who Takes Care of New York?, Independent Curator with USDA Forest Service’s New York City Urban Field Station (NYC UFS) and Pratt Institute’s Spatial Analysis and Visualization Initiative (SAVI), Queens Museum, Queens, NY

2018
Saunter, Trek, Escort Parade (S.T.E.P. . .), Queens Museum, Queens, NY
Saunter, Trek, Escort Parade (S.T.E.P. . .), Flux Factory, Queens, NY
Air Rights: a series of artist-made flags, Windmill Community Garden, Queens, NY

2017
Tongue Tide, Flux Factory, Queens, NY
Against Competition /Towards Mutual Aid, ABC NO Rio in Exile, Flux Factory, Queens, NY

2016
Julio Grinblatt: Cielito Lindo, Magill Library at Haverford College, Haverford, PA

AWARDS + GRANTS
2019   
Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Workshop Stipend, New York, NY
PUSH/PULL, Editorial Stipend, Culture Push, New York, NY

2018   
Danish Arts Foundation, International Research Programme, Copenhagen, Denmark
NY Department of Cultural Affairs, grant for S.T.E.P. . ., Flux Factory and Queens Museum

2017   
New York State Council on the Arts, grant for Tongue Tide, Flux Factory, Queens, NY

2016   
PSC CUNY Fund: SPE National Conference
Tuttle Fund for the Development of Visual Culture Across the Curriculum

2015   
PSC CUNY Fund Award Recipient: Center for Book Arts

2012   
The Red House Centre for Culture and Debate, Sofia, Bulgaria
Graf Travel Grant, Hunter College

RESIDENCIES
2019   
Culture Push (Associated Artist), New York, NY

2018   
ARoS (Aarhus Art Museum), Aarhus, Denmark

2016   
Flux Factory, Long Island City, NY (2016-2018)

2014   
Heliopolis, Brooklyn, NY

2012   
SOMA, Mexico City, Mexico
Galería Perdida, Chilchota, Michoacán, Mexico            
The Red House Centre for Culture and Debate, Sofia, Bulgaria   

SELECTED PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS, LECTURES, WORKSHOPS
2021
Funding for Creative Projects, Panel for MFA Visual Narrative program, School of Visual Arts

2020
Fostering a Healthy Art World Ecosystem, Panel with Shawn Escarciga, Alicia Grullón, and Antonio Serna, ABC No Rio in Exile program for Take What You Can’t Get
The Leaf: Episode 2, The Nature of Cities
New Media Caucus Showcase, CAA affiliated society event, Chicago, IL
Artist Talk, Sleeping With History (Visual Documentary class taught by Katie Murray), International Center of Photography, New York, NY

2019
Fear and Controversy: Censorship in the Arts, Creative Time, Summit X Session, Cooper Union, New York, NY
Cyanotype Workshop, Research Methods of Art History (Collaboration with Robert Rauschenberg Foundation and Professor Micheal Lobel), Department of Art & Art History, Hunter College, CUNY, New York, NY
Who Takes Care of New York?, Curators’ Walk-through, Queens Museum, Queens, NY
Green Zine Fair, Curated by John Paul, Baxter Street at CCNY, New York, NY
Alternative Process Photography Workshop, Crossway Foundation, Hunter College, CUNY
NeON Photographers Workshop, Hunter East Harlem Gallery, New York, NY
Printed Matter Art Book LA, Geffen Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA

2018
Access and Agency, Panel Discussion, Queens Museum, Queens, NY
Saunter, Trek, Escort Parade (S.T.E.P. . .), The New School, New York, NY
Cyanotype Workshop, ARoS (Aarhus Art Museum), Aarhus, Denmark
UltraViolet Archive, ARoS (Aarhus Art Museum), Aarhus, Denmark

2017
Against Competition: ABC No Rio in Exile, presentation for The New School at Flux Factory

2016
Artists’ Books Workshop, Flux Factory, Queens, NY
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


SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

2021  
Bishop, Rose. “Blank Space: A Blueprint from the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Study Collection,” Robert Rauschenberg Foundation. October 2021. Web

2020  
“Fostering a Healthy Art World Ecosystem: Panel with Shawn Escarciga, Alicia Grullón, and Antonio Serna, moderated by Christina Freeman,” BrooklynPaper.com. 3 December, 2020. Web
Zucker, Adam. “Expressing our inner childlike nature…again,” Artfully Learning. February 16 2020. Web
Campbell, Lindsay. “Who Takes Care of New York,” TheNatureofCities.com. February 14 2020. 

2019
Bishara, Hakim. “What to See and Do During New York Climate Week,” Hyperallergic.com. 19 September 2019. Web
Ricciulli, Valeria. “Who Takes Care of New York?: A new exhibition highlights environmental stewardship in NYC,” NY.Curbed.com. 16 September 2019. Web
Freeman, Christina. Editor, PUSH/PULL, Culture Push, Print and Web

2018
O’Neill-Butler, Lauren. “Lure of the Local,” Artforum.com 11 December 2018. Web
Embuscado, Rain. “How to Spend the Day Seeing Amazing Art All Over Queens,” Vulture.com 21 November 2018. Web
Approval Matrix,” New York Magazine. 29 October 2018. Print and Web
Jeffreys, Tom. “Walking from Dunkirk to Barcelona to Measure the Curvature of the Earth,” Frieze.com. 25 October 2018. Web
“Zingrecommends – New York Edition,” Zing Magazine.com. 24 October 2018. Web
“Editor’s Pick,” ARTCARDS.CC. 2 October 2018. Web
Stark, Ian J. “Best NYC Museum Shows to See This Fall,” Newsday.com. 19 September 2018. Web
Johnson, Paddy. “From Warhol’s Pop Masterpieces to Manny Farber’s Termite Art,’ the 15 Must-See Exhibitions of Fall 2018,” Observer.com, September 14 2018. Web
Heinrich, Will. “Art Fall Preview: 100 Not to Miss Shows from East Coast to West,” The New York Times. 13 September 2018. Print and Web
“Things to Do in Queens This Month,” CityGuideNY.com. 8 September 2018. Web
“49 Must-See Art Shows Opening this Fall,” Vulture.com. 6 September 2018. Web
Chamberlain, Colby. “Queens International 2018: Volumes,” Artforum. September 2018. Print
“Hyperallergic Fall Guide,” Hyperallergic. September 2018 Print
Nielsen, Mille Hojerslev. Kollektivanden har indtaget ARoS. 4 September 2018. Web
Biberovic, Teodora. “Flux Factory – Fra Queens til ARoS med focus på fællesskab,” Kultur Magasinet Fine Spind. August 2018
Weber, Jasmine. “Art Movements,” Hyperallergic.com. 27 July 2018. Web
“Art Industry News: Surrealist ‘It Girl’ and Shrewd Businesswoman Gala Dalí Finally Gets Her Due + Other Stories,” Artnet News. 26 July 2018.
Queens Museum Announces Artists Participating in its Upcoming Biennial,” Artforum.com. 25 July 2018. Web

2017
Larkin, Daniel. “Playing with Words in the most Linguistically Diverse Place in the World,” Hyperallergic.com. 20 July 2017. Web
“Art Listings” Queens Chronicle, 20 July 2017. Print and Web.
Greenpointers Staff. “Tongue Tide, Zine Fest, Harpoon Siracha Blonde, Summer Shake-Up, Twerk It Tuesday — What’s Happening, Greenpoint?” Greenpointers.com. 5 July 2017. Web.
Artcards: Editor’s Pick, 4 July 2017. Web.
Farley, Michael Anthony. “This Week’s Must-See Art Events: How’s About Some Hot Stuff Baby This Evening?” ArtFCity.com. 3 July 2017. Web
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
Fermenting at Flux; Live & Active Cultures, New Media Caucus Hub
New Media Caucus 2016 Showcase Report, Media-N Journal

2015
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

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.

Selected Teaching
2020
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Integrated Media Arts MFA, Hunter College, New York, NY
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Studio Art, Hunter College, New York, NY (2014-2020)
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Macaulay Honors College, Hunter College, New York, NY (2017-2020)

2018
Cyanotype Workshop, ARoS Public, ARos Art Museum, Aarhus Denmark
Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Fine Arts, Haverford College, Haverford, PA (2016-2018)

2016
Artists’ Books Workshop, Flux Factory, Long Island City, NY
Artists’ Books Workshop, Hunter College, CUNY, New York

Associations
ABC No Rio, Visual Arts Collective

New Media Caucus, Co-Chair of Events and Exhibitions (2014-2019)

Society for Photographic Education (2011-2017)