Lecturer in: 2012
MA Curatorial Practice, 2009
Chris Fitzpatrick (New York, 1978) is the director of the Kunstverein Munich. Previously he was the director of Objectif Exhibitions in Antwerp since 2012, where he has developed a program consisting of simultaneous solo exhibitions, presented at differing physical and temporal scales. Additionally, Fitzpatrick is curating the group exhibition "Portable Holes," for the San Francisco Pavilion in the 9th Shanghai Biennale, which will open this October; and the group exhibition "Sõida tasa üle silla," which will open this September as part of the ART IST KUKU NU UT festival in Tartu, Estonia.
Prior to Objectif Exhibitions, Fitzpatrick independently organized exhibitions and events, including "The Museum Problem" and "Walkie Talkie" at Frutta (Rome); the "Present Future" section of Artissima 18 (Turin); "The Cat is on the Table" at Spazio A (Pistoia); "What happened to the other dollar?" at Proyectos Monclova (Mexico City DF); "SC13" at San Francisco Antique & Design Mall (San Francisco); "Nina Beier: What Follows Will Follow II" at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (San Francisco); "Persona in Meno" at Palazzo Re Rebaudengo (Guarene d' Alba), which then travelled to Palazzo Ducale (Genoa); "The Marvelous Museum: Orphans, Curiosities & Treasures - A Mark Dion Project" at Oakland Museum of California (Oakland); "The W. in W. Victor Crich" at Paul D. Fleck Library & Archives, Banff Centre (Alberta, Canada); and many others.
Fitzpatrick was a resident at Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo (Turin); Banff Centre (Alberta); and FIAC/Fondation d’enterprise Ricard (Paris). He has spoken at Witte de With (Rotterdam); Ptarmijan (Tallinn); the Goethe Institute (New York); Kadist Art Foundation (San Francisco); Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo (Turin); Bruce High Quality Foundation University (New York); Queen's Nails Projects (San Francisco); and will participate in Institutions by Artists, an international conference presented by Fillip and PAARC in Vancouver this October.
Fitzpatrick’s writing has been featured in publications including Pazmaker, Nero, Mousse, Fillip, Cura, The Baltic Notebooks of Anthony Blunt, exhibition catalogs, and books.