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Christine Kristen

Archivist, Art Collection Curator, Photo editorat Burning Man Project
San Francisco,
United States
Focus area: Archiving, Conservation, Art History, Art Theory, Critical Theory, Cultural Practices, Social Practice, Fabrication, Maker Art, Fine Arts 2D, Fine Arts 3D, Public Art, Visual Culture, Visual Studies

Christine Kristen (a.k.a LadyBee) is Burning Man’s Archivist, Art Collection Curator and Photo Gallery editor. She was Burning Man's art curator from 1999 to 2008, where she dealt with all things visual and aesthetic, including managing the art and the art grant program, photo-editing the Image Gallery, writing art content for the Burning Man website, working with the ARTery, managing the archives, and lecturing and writing about the art of Burning Man. She is the co-author of "The Jewelry of Burning Man", with Karen Christians and George Post, and the curator of the exhibition "PlayaMade: Jewelry of Burning Man", which debuted at the Fuller Craft Museum near Boston in 2017, and was at the Bellevue Arts Museum in Seattle from January through March 2020. She has an MFA in sculpture from the Art Institute of Chicago.

Journal Articles:
Special Section: The Fire Arts of Burning Man

Playing with Fire

August 2007