Chris Fitzpatrick (New York, 1978) is Director at Objectif Exhibitions, Antwerp, Belgium. Since joining the not-for-profit contemporary art centre in February 2012, Fitzpatrick developed a new program, in which simultaneous solo exhibitions are presented along differing physical scales and temporal structures, and with correspondingly different billing.
Fitzpatrick has independently organized exhibitions and events, including The San Francisco Pavilion, in the 9th Shanghai Biennale (2012); "Sõida tasa üle silla (Ride gently over the bridge)" in the ART IST KUKU NU UT festival, at Galerii Noorus, Tartu (2012); "The Museum Problem" and "Walkie Talkie" at Frutta, Rome (2012); the "Present Future" section of Artissima 18, Turin (2011); "The Cat is on the Table" at Spazio A, Pistoia (2011); "A floorless room without walls" at The Lab, San Francisco; "After Dark: While You Were Sleeping" at Exploratorium, San Francisco (2011); "What happened to the other dollar?" at Proyectos Monclova, Mexico City DF (2011); "SC13" at San Francisco Antique & Design Mall, San Francisco (2010-11); "Nina Beier: What Follows Will Follow II" and "An Oration by Father Bertie Pearson, Priest of the Episcopal Church" at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco (2010-11); "Persona in Meno" at Palazzo Re Rebaudengo, Guarene d' Alba (2010), which then travelled to Palazzo Ducale, Genoa (2010); "The Marvelous Museum: Orphans, Curiosities & Treasures, A Mark Dion Project" at Oakland Museum of California, Oakland (2010); "The W. in W. Victor Crich" at Paul D. Fleck Library & Archives, Banff Centre, Alberta (2009); "Punctuation: Four Stops, two marks of movement, one gap, some continuations, and a stroke, or expression of the indefinite or fragmentary" at Right Window, San Francisco (2009); "Futurological Retrospection" for "Americana" at Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco (2008); "Frank Chu, 12 GALAXIES" and "Psymulation: Reenactments of the Present" at Photo Epicenter, San Francisco (2008); among others.
Fitzpatrick received an MA in Curatorial Practice from California College of the Arts, San Francisco (2009), and was awarded curatorial residencies at FIAC/Fondation d’enterprise Ricard, Paris (2010); Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin (2010); and Banff Centre, Alberta (2009). He has spoken at HISK, Gent, Belgium (2012); Institutions by Artists Conference, Vancouver (2012); San Francisco Pavilion, 9th Shanghai Biennale (2012); Kunstimaja, Tartu (2012); Witte de With, Rotterdam (2012); Ptarmijan, Tallinn (2011); the Goethe Institute, New York (2011); Kadist Art Foundation, San Francisco (2011); Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin (2010); Bruce High Quality Foundation University, New York (2010); Queen's Nails Projects, San Francisco (2010); and elsewhere. He has contributed projects to engagements at Neringa Restaurant, Vilnius (2012); Vilnius Picture Gallery & Contemporary Art Centre (CAC), Vilnius (2012); Gallery Augusta, Helsinki (2011); The Barber Shop, Lisbon (2011); Ludlow38, New York (2010); PS1, New York (2009); castillo/corrales - section 7 books, Paris (2008); and others.
Fitzpatrick has interviewed Liudvikas Buklys, Frank Chu, Mario Garciá Torres, Hamburger Eyes, Raimundas Malasauskas (Dora Garcia), Iza Tarasewicz, and Nato Thompson. Fitzpatrick’s writing has been featured in publications including Pazmaker, Nero, Mousse, Fillip, Cura, The Baltic Notebooks of Anthony Blunt, exhibition catalogs, and books.