Chris Sharp


Chris Sharp (b. 1974) is a writer and an independent curator based in Paris.
Current and recent projects include, 'Under Destruction,' a survey of destruction in contemporary art, which will take place at the Tinguely Museum Basel from October 2010 to January 2011 and the Swiss Institute New York from March to April 2011; the performance '13 Pieces, 17 Feet,' upon which he collaborated with Becky Beasley at the Serpentine Gallery, September 2010; 'In Which the Wind is Also a Protagonist' at La générale en manufacture in Sèvres, France, May 2010; 'Being There' at The Meet Factory in Prague, April 2010; 'The Zero Budget Biennial' 2009-10, co-curated with Joanna Fiduccia, which traveled to Paris, Milan, London, and Berlin; 'Evidence of the Paranormal' for Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery in New York in November 2009; and a survey of the work of Alexander Gutke for the Museum of Contemporary Art in Detroit in September 2009.

Formerly news editor at Flash Art, he is the Paris editor of Kaleidoscope magazine, a contributing editor of Art Review, and his writing has appeared in frieze, Modern Painters, Metropolis M, MAP magazine, Art Lies, Spike Quarterly, Camera Austria and other magazines. He has recently contributed texts to publications on the work of Ian Kiaer, Nina Canell, Lara Favaretto, Nina Beier and Owen Land among others, and he is currently preparing 'A Necessarily Incomplete Anthology of Withdrawal,' to be published by Archive Books, Berlin, in 2011.