Ahead of the 2018 Made in L.A. biennial, which she is co-curating with Anne Ellegood, Erin Christovale has been named an assistant curator at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles.
Christovale is known for running, with Amir George, Black Radical Imagination, a roving screening venue devoted to continuing discussions about race and identity. She has also worked on exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts in Brooklyn, the One National Gay and Lesbian Archives in Los Angeles, and the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery.
Ann Philbin, the director of the Hammer, said in a statement, “Erin Christovale is an exciting addition to the Hammer’s curatorial team. Her wide-ranging interests across film and other media will strengthen our ability to engage both new audiences and ideas. Erin has long advocated for under-recognized artists, and we’re pleased she will be working with us beyond Made in L.A. 2018.”