The UNLV College of Fine Arts, the department of art, and the UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum present the Visiting Artist Lecture Series with freelance curator and writer Christina Linden.
The UNLV Visiting Artists Lecture Series features a diverse array of some of the most compelling artists and thinkers working in the art world today. This important program brings both established and emerging artists to campus to discuss their work in public lectures and to offer individual critiques to our BFA and MFA students. This program has established itself as an invaluable resource for UNLV students and the public alike. The primary mission of the Visiting Artists Lecture Series is to educate, inspire and foster a greater understanding and appreciation of contemporary art through visual presentations and discourse.
Lectures take place every Monday evening starting at 7 p.m. and are open to the public at no charge. The lectures are held on the main UNLV campus in the Barrick Museum Auditorium.
Christina Linden is a freelance curator and writer based in Oakland, California.
She curated the exhibition "Prospectus: Ben Kinmont with Frank Smigiel", at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. She also directed the summer's programs this past year at Mildred's Lane, an artists' residence and site for creative exchange and learning deep in the woods near Narrowsburg, New York. Additionally, she worked the past spring to produce a series of events, screenings, and talks for Kadist Art Foundation's San Francisco presentation of the Creative Time/ICI exhibition Living As Form (The Nomadic Version).
Linden spent a year as curatorial fellow at the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, after completing her Masters Degree at the same institution in May of 2009. Major projects undertaken while at CCS included work on the exhibition "Philippe Parreno", as well as on the accompanying catalog; Ilana Halperin's "At What Moment Does Limestone Become Marble" (An Evening Exhibition to Kaaterskill Falls); work on Lisi Raskin's road trip/residency "Mobile Observation (Transmitting and Receiving) Station"; and an exhibition and printed booklet with artist Amy Patton entitled "About the Object", which was also re-presented at Ramapo College in November of 2010.
Linden completed her Bachelors Degree in art history at New York University in 2001, and worked at galleries, museums, and non-profit art spaces in New York, Berlin, rural Thailand, and San Francisco before enrolling at Bard. She has published writing in ARTLIES, Art Practical, Art Voices, Fillip, might be good, Paletten, PROVENCE magazine, Women and Performance: a journal of feminist theory, and numerous artists' books and exhibition catalogs.
For more information on the artist visit, Christina Linden's website.
For additional information regarding the Visiting Artist Series, visit the Visiting Artist Series website.