The UltraViolet Archive is a participatory artwork organized by Christina Freeman.
As a nomadic project and event space, UltraViolet Archive provides visibility for and access to challenged creative works. Named after the wavelengths of light outside the visible spectrum, the material featured within this archive has faced the threat of public invisibility, due to banning, cultural amnesia, bias, self-censorship, and other challenges. By featuring visual arts, literature, films, graphic novels, music and performing arts, the installation highlights that no medium is immune to censorship.
Christina Freeman (b. 1983, Wilmington, DE) received an MFA in Studio Art from CUNY Hunter College (2012) and a BA in Spanish and Latin American Studies from Haverford College (2005). She was the recipient of the Tuttle Fund, the Graf Travel Grant, the Pickett Fund Award, CUNY PSC Grant, and the Center for Peace and Global Citizenship award. She has exhibited her immersive and participatory projects internationally, including Flux Factory, Long Island City, NY (2016); TEM market, Volos, Greece (2013); The Red House, Sofia, Bulgaria (2012); SOMA, Mexico City (2012); and Galería Perdida Michoacán, Mexico (2012). She has organized exhibitions and events for Flux Factory (2018 and 2017); ABC No Rio in exile (2018 and 2017); Hunter East Harlem Gallery (2017); Temporary Agency (2016); The College Art Association (2015); and The Clemente Soto Velez (2011). Freeman has been an artist-in-residence at ARoS Public (2018), Flux Factory (2016-2018), Heliopolis (2014), Thomas Hunter Project Space (2013), SEDEPAC (2005) and Norris Square Neighborhood Project (2004). Christina teaches in the Fine Arts Department at Haverford College and the Department of Art and Art History at Hunter College, CUNY. She lives in Sunnyside and works in Long Island City, Queens.