30 Nov 2016
Christopher Eamon is an independent curator and authority on contemporary film and video art. He is the former director of the distinguished Pamela and Richard Kramlich Collection, San Francisco, the New Art Trust, as well as a former assistant curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art. He has curated exhibitions at museums and galleries throughout the world including the Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin; MoMA PS1; the Institute of Contemporary Art, London; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Aspen Art Museum, and other major institutions. His exhibition, Accidental Modernism, which combined historical and contemporary works in diverse media, opened at Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects in January 2008. Rearview Mirror: New Art from Central and Eastern Europe, originated in June 2011 at the Power Plant, Toronto, and is currently on display at the Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. Eamon's publications include Anthony McCall: the Solid Light Films and Related Works (Northwestern University Press, Evanston, IL and Steidl, Germany, 2005). His writings on film and video art from 1950–80 appear in Film and Video Art (Tate Publishing, 2009) and he is the co-editor, with Stan Douglas, of Art of Projection (Hatje Cantz, 2009), an anthology on the history and significance of projected images from the 18th Century to the present. He is a contributor to the Center's 2013 publication Pigeons on the Grass, Alas: Contemporary Curators Talk About the Field, and in 2012 he served as an exhibitions panelist.