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Voices: Hamza Walker

Hamza Walker. 

Tuesday, February 07, 2006
Gallery 400
1240 West Harrison Street

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Hamza Walker is the Director of Education and Associate Curator for the Renaissance Society at University of Chicago. He has written articles and reviews for the publications Trans, New Art Examiner, Parkett, and Artforum, and was a selecting curator for the Phaidon publications Vitamin P and Cream 3. His curatorial projects at the Renaissance Society include the group exhibitions A Perfect Union More or LessNew Video, New Europe Watery, Domestic. Walker has also organized a survey of Michael Auder s videos. Walker is currently on the boards of Noon, a literary annual that publishes short fiction, and Lampo, an experimental music presenter. In addition, he has served on numerous panels locally and internationally, and is the recipient of the 1999 Norton Curatorial Grant and the 2004 Walter Hopps Award for Curatorial Achievement.

Walker presented the final version of his essay Generational Dislocations: The Strange Case of Raymond Pettibon and Charles Manson.