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Chris Hammond

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PositionLecturer in Curating
Department Art
Email c.hammond (@gold.ac.uk)
Phone+44 (0)20 7919 7691

Chris Hammond is the founder and director of MOT, now MOT INTERNATIONAL, and his practice as a curator and artist is grounded in the core structure and strategies of the gallery.

He has curated more than 50 exhibitions and worked with established artists such as Mike Kelley, Martin Kippenberger, Rodney Graham, Paul McCarthy, Liam Gillick, Martin Creed, Sarah Lucas, Franz West, Jon Thompson, Sonia Boyce, Mark Wallinger, Ben Nicholson, Derek Jarman, Stephen Willats, Louise Lawler, Ulrich Strothjohann, Lawrence Weiner, Christopher Wool, Mark Titchner, Omer Fast, Rachel Harrison Runa Islam, Jeremy Deller and Matthew Higgs.

His projects have attracted an International audience with many of his exhibitions receiving critical acclaim in the pages of frieze, Flash Art, Art Forum, Art Monthly, Untitled, Contemporary, Art Review, The Guardian, The Times, The Independent, Big Issue, AN, and Time Out.

Chris has served as a visiting lecturer at the Ruskin School of Art, the Royal College of Art, the Goethe Institute, Chelsea School of Art and the Serpentine Gallery, among others.

Professional projects

Chris is the founder and director of MOT (2002), now MOT INTERNATIONAL (2006).

He served as an advisor and consultant for the Arts Council of England (2007) and Birmingham City Council.

He has worked as the director and curator for Shock Corridor (1999-2000) and the video and live art curator for OMSK (1997-2001). He has also been involved in gallery start-ups for West Midlands, University of the Arts and SPACE Studios Gallery programme's edication and international residencies. 

Publications

Book Section

Collaborative Networks
Hammond, Chris. 2007. Collaborative Networks. In: Michael Stanley, ed. Person to Person, People to People. Milton Keynes Gallery, pp. 7-9. ISBN 9780955344077

The Alpine Fantasy of Victor B
Hammond, Chris. 2006. The Alpine Fantasy of Victor B. In: Jeremy Akerman and Eileen Daly, eds. The Alpine Fantasy of Victor B and Other Stories. Serpent's Tail, pp. 165-178. ISBN 978-1852429263

Project

MOT International
Hammond, Chris. Ongoing since 2002 MOT International.

Exhibition Catalogue

Stephen Willats Catalogue, MKG 2007
Hammond, Chris. 2007. Stephen Willats Catalogue, MKG 2007.

Show/Exhibition

Ulay: Come On
Hammond, Chris and ULAY, Ulay. 2016. Ulay: Come On. In: "Ulay: Come On", Mot International Brussels, Belgium, 13 May – 16 July 2016, PV 12 May.

Susan Hiller: Aspects of the Self 1972-1985 [Curatorial Project]
Hammond, Chris and Hiller, Susan. 2016. Susan Hiller: Aspects of the Self 1972-1985 [Curatorial Project]. In: "Susan Hiller: Aspects of the Self 1972-1985", Mot International Brussels, Belgium, 12 February – 26 March 2016.

Emmanuelle Lainé [Curatorial Project]
Hammond, Chris and Lainé, Emmanuelle. 2015. Emmanuelle Lainé [Curatorial Project]. In: "Emmanuelle Lainé", Mot International Brussels, Belgium, 21 November 2015 – 30 January 2016.

The Funnies [Curatorial Project]
Hammond, Chris. 2015. The Funnies [Curatorial Project]. In: "The Funnies", Mot International Brussels, Belgium, 20 November 2015 – 30 January 2016.

Gabriele Beveridge: Mainland [Curatorial Project]
Hammond, Chris and Beveridge, Gabriele. 2015. Gabriele Beveridge: Mainland [Curatorial Project]. In: "Gabriele Beveridge: Mainland", Mot International Brussels, Belgium, September 11th - October 31st 2015.

Dan Rees: Think Local, Act Global [Curatorial Project]
Hammond, Chris and Rees, Dan. 2015. Dan Rees: Think Local, Act Global [Curatorial Project]. In: "Dan Rees Think Local, Act Global", Mot International Brussels, Belgium, September 10th - November 7th 2015.

Bail Bond [Curatorial Project]
Hammond, Chris. 2015. Bail Bond [Curatorial Project]. In: "Bail Bond", Mot International London, United Kingdom, 7 July – 26 September 2015.

Ulay: Retouching Bruises (1975) [Curatorial Project]
Hammond, Chris and Ulay, Ulay. 2015. Ulay: Retouching Bruises (1975) [Curatorial Project]. In: "Ulay: Retouching Bruises (1975)", Art Basel, Switzerland, Jun 18th – 21st 2015.

Art Basel Unlimited Elizabeth Price K, 2015 [Curatorial Project]
Hammond, Chris and Price, Elizabeth. 2015. Art Basel Unlimited Elizabeth Price K, 2015 [Curatorial Project]. In: "Art Basel Unlimited Elizabeth Price K, 2015", Art Basel, Switzerland, 18-21 June 2015.

Vanessa Safavi: Airbags (Curatorial Project]
Hammond, Chris and Safavi, Vanessa. 2015. Vanessa Safavi: Airbags (Curatorial Project]. In: "Vanessa Safavi Airbags", Mot International Brussels, Belgium, 4 June – 31 July 2015.

Clunie Reid: Bodies Turn To Ash [Curatorial Project]
Hammond, Chris and Reid, Clunie. 2015. Clunie Reid: Bodies Turn To Ash [Curatorial Project]. In: "Clunie Reid Bodies Turn To Ash", Mot International Brussels, Belgium, 24 Apr 2015 – 30 May 2015.

Liu Ding New Man
Hammond, Chris and Ding, Liu. 2015. Liu Ding New Man. In: "Liu Ding New Man", Mot International London, United Kingdom, 10 April – 27 June 2015.

I want to be. Inside Out.
Hammond, Chris and Bodart, Pauline. 2015. I want to be. Inside Out.. In: "I want to be. Inside Out.", Mot International Brussels, Belgium, 14 March – 11 April 2015.

Nil Yalter
Hammond, Chris and Yalter, Nil. 2015. Nil Yalter. In: "Nil Yalter", Mot International London, United Kingdom, 6 February – 28 March 2015.

Florian Roithmayr SERVICE
Hammond, Chris and Roithmayr, Florian. 2015. Florian Roithmayr SERVICE. In: "Florian Roithmayr SERVICE", Mot International Brussels, Belgium, 17 January 2015 – 7 March 2015.

John Russell AQUARIUM PROLETARIUM
Hammond, Chris and Russell, John. 2014. John Russell AQUARIUM PROLETARIUM. In: "John Russell AQUARIUM PROLETARIUM", Mot International London, United Kingdom, 12 December 2014 – 31 January 2015.

ATLAS
Hammond, Chris and Bodart, Pauline. 2014. ATLAS. In: "ATLAS", Mot International Brussels, Belgium, 13 November – 20 December 2014.

Marinella Senatore FACING CIRCLES. The word community feels good
Hammond, Chris and Senatore, Marinella. 2014. Marinella Senatore FACING CIRCLES. The word community feels good. In: "Marinella Senatore FACING CIRCLES. The word community feels good", Mot International London, United Kingdom, 14 October – 29 November 2014.

Elizabeth Price Sleep
Hammond, Chris and Price, Elizabeth. 2014. Elizabeth Price Sleep. In: "Elizabeth Price Sleep", Mot International Brussels, Belgium, 13 September – 31 October 2014.

The First and Last Freedom
Hammond, Chris and Pan, Lara. 2014. The First and Last Freedom. In: "The First and Last Freedom", Mot International London, United Kingdom, 9 September – 5 October 2014.

Seung-Taek Lee
Hammond, Chris; Lee, Jiyoon and Lee, Seung-Taek. 2014. Seung-Taek Lee. In: "Seung-Taek Lee", Mot International London, United Kingdom, 12 July – 23 August 2014.

Dennis Oppenheim: Whirlpool (Eye of the Storm), 1973 [Curatorial Project]
Hammond, Chris and Oppenheim, Dennis. 2014. Dennis Oppenheim: Whirlpool (Eye of the Storm), 1973 [Curatorial Project]. In: "Dennis Oppenheim Whirlpool (Eye of the Storm), 1973", Art Basel, Switzerland, 19-22 June 2014.

Art Basel Unlimited Laure Prouvost Wantee [Curatorial Project]
Hammond, Chris and Prouvost, Laure. 2014. Art Basel Unlimited Laure Prouvost Wantee [Curatorial Project]. In: "Art Basel Unlimited Laure Prouvost Wantee", Art Basel, Switzerland, 19-22 June 2014.

Laure Prouvost The Meeting
Hammond, Chris and Prouvost, Laure. 2014. Laure Prouvost The Meeting. In: "Laure Prouvost The Meeting", Mot International Brussels, Belgium, 6 June – 2 August 2014.

Elisa Sighicelli
Hammond, Chris and Sighicelli, Elisa. 2014. Elisa Sighicelli. In: "Elisa Sighicelli", Mot International London, United Kingdom, 23 May – 28 June 2014.

Stephen Willats Concrete Block, drawings and works on paper 1978-2005
Hammond, Chris and Willats, Stephen. 2014. Stephen Willats Concrete Block, drawings and works on paper 1978-2005. In: "Stephen Willats Concrete Block, drawings and works on paper 1978-2005", Mot International Brussels, Belgium, 11 April – 24 May 2014.

Dennis Oppenheim
Hammond, Chris; Oppenheim, Dennis and Oppenheim, Amy. 2014. Dennis Oppenheim. In: "Dennis Oppenheim", Mot International London, United Kingdom, 2 April – 17 May 2014.

Raphael Danke En Belgique
Hammond, Chris and Danke, Raphael. 2014. Raphael Danke En Belgique. In: "Raphael Danke En Belgique", Mot International Brussels, Belgium, 28 February – 5 April 2014.

Braco Dimitrijević Early London Years
Hammond, Chris and Dimitrijević, Braco. 2014. Braco Dimitrijević Early London Years. In: "Braco Dimitrijević Early London Years", Mot International London, United Kingdom, 7 February – 22 March 2014.

Katrina Palmer Reality Flickers
Hammond, Chris and Palmer, Katrina. 2014. Katrina Palmer Reality Flickers. In: "Katrina Palmer Reality Flickers", Mot International, United Kingdom.

Amikam Toren Neither A Teapot Nor A Painting
Hammond, Chris and Toren, Amikam. 2014. Amikam Toren Neither A Teapot Nor A Painting. In: "Amikam Toren Neither A Teapot Nor A Painting", Mot International Brussels, Belgium, 11th January – 22nd February 2014.

2010
Hammond, Chris. 2010. 2010. London, United Kingdom January 14th - December 18th 2010.

Clunie Reid
Hammond, Chris and Reid, Clunie. 2009. Clunie Reid. In: "Clunie Reid", MOT International, United Kingdom, 10 October - 14 November 2009.

A Work A Day
Hammond, Chris. 2009. A Work A Day. In: "A Work A Day", MOT International, United Kingdom, 27 June - 24 July 2009.

Propaganda Machine
Hammond, Chris. 2007. Propaganda Machine. In: "Propaganda Machine", The Serpentine Gallery, 6/30/2007 - 7/1/2007.

Not Quite Ten Years Without Martin Kippenberger
Hammond, Chris. 2006. Not Quite Ten Years Without Martin Kippenberger. In: "Not Quite Ten Years Without Martin Kippenberger", MOT, 4/1/2006 - 5/6/2006.

I am the Wrath of God
Hammond, Chris. 2004. I am the Wrath of God. In: "I am the Wrath of God", MOT, 8/27/2004 - 10/1/2004.