Christopher Phillips

Adjunct Instructor-MPAP 19-20; Adjunct Instructor

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Christopher Phillips is an independent curator and critic. From 2000 to 2016 he worked as a curator at the International Center of Photography (ICP) in New York.  He has organized many exhibitions that explore modernist photography of the early 20th century as well as contemporary Asian photography and media art. These exhibitions include "Between Past and Future: New Photography and Video from China" (2004, co-curated with Wu Hung); "Atta Kim: On-Air" (2006); "Shanghai Kaleidoscope" (2008); "Heavy Light: Recent Photography and Video from Japan" (with Noriko Fuku, 2008); “Wang Qingsong: When Worlds Collide” (2011); “Han Youngsoo: Photographs of Seoul 1956-63” (2016); and “Life and Dreams: Contemporary Chinese Photography and Media Art” (2018). His books include The New Vision: Photographs from the Ford Motor Company Collection (with Maria Morris Hambourg, 1989), Photography in the Modern Era: European Documents and Critical Writings, 1913-1940 (1989), Between Past and Future: New Photography and Video from China (with Wu Hung, 2004), and Life and Dreams: Contemporary Chinese Photography and Media Art (with Wu Hung, 2018). He is a board member of Asia Art Archive-America, a member of the editorial board of the Trans-Asia Photography Review, and serves on the international advisory committee of the Three Shadows Photography Center in Beijing.

Education

B.A., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 
M.F.A., Rochester Institute of Technology