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Christopher Phillips

United States

Curator at the International Center of Photography (ICP) in New York since 2000, Mr. Phillips was formerly a senior editor at Art in America. Since receiving an M.F.A. degree in photography and museum studies from the Rochester Institute of Technology in 1980, he has been active as a teacher, critic, and curator, and is widely respected for his knowledge of contemporary photography and video and presentation of experimental work from China.

Grants Awarded

2011 | Film, Video, & Photography | Malaysia

ACC support enabled Christopher Phillips to participate in the Vision Culture Lecture series, one of Malaysia’s most important platforms for cultural exchange in the visual arts.  The series of lectures and workshops was held at the Shalini Ganendra Fine Art Gallery in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, and featured otheir international expertssuch as 1992 ACC grantee Oscar Ho.

2005 | Film, Video, & Photography | Japan

to undertake research on contemporary photography and video work in Japan


Exhibition / United States


June 22, 2018 - August 3, 2018

On the Periphery of Vision is a group exhibition curated by ACC alumni Christopher Phillips. The exhibition features works in a variety of mediums – painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, film and video – by five artists: Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Bae Youngwhan, Michelle Charles, Koo Donghee, and Shimpei Takeda. The artworks have been selected for their power to suggest a variety of familiar yet elusive experiences that lie just beyond the boundaries of perception. A thread of recurring themes and references runs through the works, inviting viewers to enter into the dialogue that connects them.

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Grantees: Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Christopher Phillips