About Chris Sharp

Chris Sharp (United States, 1974) is an independent writer and curator currently based in Mexico City, where he runs the project space Lulu in collaboration with Mexican artist Martin Soto Climent. A selection of recent exhibitions include Against Nature, co-curated with Edith Jerabkova, National Gallery of Prague (2016); As if in a foreign country, Galerie nächst St. Stephan Rosemarie Schwarzwälder, Vienna (2016); A Change of Heart, Hannah Hoffman Gallery, LA; The Secret and Abiding Politics of Stones (2015-2016), Casa del Lago, Mexico City; The Lulennial: A Slight Gestuary at Lulu, Mexico City, co-curated with Fabiola Iza (2015); The Registry of Promise at La Fondazione Giuliani, Rome (2014), Le Parc St. Léger, Pougues-les-Eaux, Francia (2014), Le Crédac, Ivry, France (2014) and De Vleeshal, Middelburg, Holland (2015); The 12th Swiss Sculpture Exhibition, entitled Le Mouvement, co-curated with Gianni Jetzer Biel/Bienne, Switzerland (2014); and Manners of Matter, Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg (2014). As a curator and advisor, he has also collaborated with numerous art fairs including Arco, Madrid; Artissima, Turin, and ArteBA, Buenos Aires.

Formerly news editor at Flash Art International and editor-at-large of Kaleidoscope, he is a contributing editor of Art Review, a contributing editor of Art-Agenda, and his writing has appeared in many magazines and on-line publications including Artforum, Fillip, Frieze, Afterall, Mousse, Metropolis M, Spike, Camera Austria, artpress, and others. He has contributed critical texts to publications on the work of artists such as Michael E. Smith, Jochen Lempert, Jean-Luc Moulène, Simon Dybbroe Møller, Dane Mitchell, Roman Ondàk, Michael Dean, Christian Andersson, Ian Kiaer, Nina Canell, Nina Beier, Sonia Leimer, Liz Magor, Lucas Arruda, and Owen Land, among many others.
He has been curator-in-residence with Far Away So Close, Malmö, Sweden, in 2008; Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne in 2009; Artspace, NZ, 2009; ACAX, Budapest in 2010; Nomas Foundation, Rome in 2011; Soma, Mexico City in 2012, the Belvedere, Vienna, 2014, Incluzartiz, Rio de Janeiro, 2016. He has sat on numerous juries such as the BES Revelação award, Fundação Serralves, Porto and artist in residency program, Dar al Ma’mum, Marrakech, and delivered lectures and participated in roundtable discussions on many occasions for institutions such as de Appel, Amsterdam; Diverse Works, Houston; MAMM, Medillín; Art Basel, Basel and Miami; LAXART, Los Angeles; The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Rupert, Vilnius; CCA, Tel Aviv; ICA, London; Artspace, Auckland; Fondation Ricard, Paris; The Palais de Tokyo, Paris; and Soma, Mexico City, among others.

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