Christian L. Frock is an independent curator and writer. Frock's creative practice interrogates the intersection of art, daily life and popular culture through the presentation and examination of public art and interventions, site-specific installations, avant-garde publications and multiples, and alternative spaces. Invisible Venue, founded and directed by Frock since 2005, collaborates with artists to present art in unexpected settings. Since its inception, Invisible Venue has collaborated with more than 35 artists to present projects in a variety of unconventional spaces. Recent projects include Here and Now, a series of site-specific artist interventions in historic architecture, organized by Mills Art Museum.
She also publishes Unauthorized Anthology, the unauthorized anthology of contemporary art and its alternatives.
Frock has organized more than 80 exhibitions and worked in a variety of capacities for a wide-range of arts organizations, including Catharine Clark Gallery, Pro Arts, The British Arts Council, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, HANG ART and Works San José. Her writing has been featured in several exhibition catalogs, as well as in publications such as art ltd, Art Practical, Art&Education, Fillip Review, KQED Arts, NPR.org and SFArts.org among others.
She was a 2009 fellow in the Arts Writers Workshop granted by the International Association of Art Critics and Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant program and a 2008 recipient of the Alternative Exposure Grant awarded by San Francisco non-profit artist space Southern Exposure in conjunction with the The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts to support independent initiatives in contemporary art.
Frock has taught as a senior lecturer at California College of the Arts in the Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice—her course “Sites Unseen: Contemporary Art Practice in Public Spaces” examines the presentation of contemporary art across a range of disciplines in varied spaces and the increasing autonomy of self-organized artists and independent cultural producers in public practice.
Frock holds a master’s degree in curatorial practice from Goldsmiths College, University of London. Critical assessments of her work have appeared in Artillery, San Francisco Chronicle, and Camerawork Journal, among other publications.