About Chris Sharp

Chris Sharp (United States, 1974) is a writer and independent curator based in Mexico City, where he co-runs the project space Lulu. A selection of recent exhibitions includes (2018) Tom Wesselmann, La promesse du bonheur for the Nouveau Musée National de Monaco, Dwelling Poetically: Mexico City, a case study at The Australian Center for Contemporary Art, Melbourne; The Lulennial II: A Low-Hanging Fruit, co-curated with Andrew Berardini, Lulu, Mexico City (2018); Symbolisms, Cooper Cole, Toronto (2017); Martin Soto Climent: Works and Days, Atlantis, Marseille (2017); 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.

He is currently preparing the New Zealand’s 2019 pavilion at the Venice biennial (co-curated with Dr. Zara Stanhope) with the artist Dane Mitchell.

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.