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Eddie Chambers

Born, 1960 in Wolverhampton, England

Eddie Chambers’ work was included in the landmark exhibition The Other Story: Afro-Asian artists in post-war Britain, Hayward Gallery, London, 1989. He curated Four X 4 in 1991. His mixed media work, I Was Taught To Believe was reproduced in Keith Piper’s Relocating the Remains catalogue, the main text of which was written by Kobena Mercer. The chapter in which Chambers’ work appears is Art’s Histories and Culture’s Geographies: 1979 - 1985. For the Transforming the Crown catalogue (1997), Eddie Chambers supplied the essay The Emergence of the Black British Artist. Eddie Chambers’ work was included in the book Shades of Black: Assembling Black Arts in 1980s Britain.

From the Contributors page of Critical Interventions, Journal of African Art History and Visual Culture, Number 12, Fall 2013, special issue on Black Artists in Europe, guest edited by Eddie Chambers:

Eddie Chambers gained his Ph D from Goldsmiths College, University of London in 1998, for his study of press and other responses to the work of a new generation of Black artists in Britain. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Texas at Austin. In 2012 Rodopi Editions, Amsterdam and New York, published his book Things Done Change: The Cultural Politics of Recent Black Artists in Britain. His forthcoming book is Black Artists in British Art: A History from 1950 to the Present, to be published by I.B.Tauris, London.”

His website is www.eddiechambers.com

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Journal relating to a publication, 1991

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Journal relating to an exhibition, 1989

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Catalogue relating to an exhibition, 1997

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»  Us an’ Dem (Us and Them) - press release

Press release relating to an exhibition, 1994

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Group show at The Black-Art Gallery. 1983

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Group show at Cornerhouse. 1987

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»  Bonington Gallery, Nottingham Trent University

Nottingham, United Kingdom

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Manchester, United Kingdom

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London, United Kingdom

»  Manchester City Art Gallery

Manchester, United Kingdom

»  Wolverhampton Art Gallery

Wolverhampton, United Kingdom