Chris Reitz

Assistant Professor, Head of Critical and Curatorial Studies Program, and Gallery Director


Chris Reitz is Assistant Professor of Critical and Curatorial Studies and Gallery Director at the Hite Art Institute. His research focuses on transnational practices in art and exhibitions of the past 30 years, with a particular emphasis on art and the art market in the era of neoliberalism.

Professor Reitz has worked as a project manager at Public Art Fund in New York and as an independent curator. He has written for Texte zur Kunst, N+1, and, and is a contributor to a number of exhibition catalogues on subjects ranging from Kosovar video art to the work of Santiago Sierra.


Contemporary Art, Art and Exhibitions in the Era of Neoliberalism, The Art Market, Critical Theory

Course Offerings

CCS 547 Introduction to Critical and Curatorial Studies I, Graduate Seminar
CCS 647 Introduction to Critical and Curatorial Studies II, Graduate Seminar

Selected Exhibitions

“New Monuments: Sanford Biggers; Laocoon,” Cressman Center for Visual Arts, Louisville KY. May 4-July 2, 2016.
“Blind Contours,” Zephyr Gallery, Louisville, KY. April 1-May 21, 2016.
“Judy Chicago: Fire Works,” Cressman Center for Visual Arts. February 18-April 16, 2016
“Play:,Irgin Sena, Oliver Michaels, and Kenneth Tin-Kin Hung, Galerie Vanessa Quang, Paris. March 20-April 11, 2009.
“Xaviera Simmons; Bronx as Studio,” Public Art Fund, New York. June 2-20th, 2008.