Hammer Museum Names Erin Christovale Assistant Curator

The Hammer Museum announced today the appointment of Los Angeles-based curator and programmer Erin Christovale as assistant curator. As previously announced, Christovale will cocurate the Hammer’s biennial exhibition, “Made in L.A. 2018,” with Anne Ellegood.

“Erin Christovale is an exciting addition to the Hammer’s curatorial team,” director Ann Philbin said. “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.’”

Christovale cocurated with Amir George the touring program of short films, “Black Radical Imagination,” which has screened both nationally and internationally in spaces such as MoMA PS1; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; and the Museo Taller Jose Clemente Orozco. Among the recent exhibitions she’s curated are “a/wake in the water: Meditations on Disaster” (2014) at the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts, as well as “Memoirs of A Watermelon Woman” (2016) and “A Subtle Likeness” (2016) at the ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives. Christovale was previously a curator at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery and, with Vivian Crockett, is currently cocurating the twenty-eighth annual Visual AIDS Day With(Out) Art, titled “Alternate Endings, Radical Beginnings.”