Hamza Walker

Updated
30 Nov 2016

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Hamza Walker.

Hamza Walker served as a Center exhibitions panelist in 2010 and a 2014 LOI panelist in Exhibitions & Public Interpretation. Since 1994, he has served as director of education/associate curator for the Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, a non-collecting museum devoted to contemporary art. At the Renaissance Society, Walker has curated numerous exhibitions of international scope. Recent activities include the group exhibition Several Silences and a one-person exhibition of Chicago-based photographer Anna Shteyshleyger. He was the recipient of the 1999 Norton Curatorial Grant, the 2005 Walter Hopps Award for curatorial achievement, and a 2006 Emily Hall Tremaine Award for the exhibition Black Is, Black Ain't. In 2010 Walker was awarded the Ordway Prize, as a mid-career curator whose work has had significant impact on the field of contemporary art, but who has yet to receive broad public recognition. In addition to serving on panels and juries throughout Europe and the United States, he has written for numerous artists' monographs, in addition to publications such as Artforum and Parkett.