Chris Hill is a media curator, artist, and educator who currently teaches at CalArts. From 2008-11 she served in the leadership of Nonstop Institute, a faculty/alumni educational initiative (2008-09) in response to the closure of Antioch College (Yellow Springs, Ohio). From 1997-2008 she was an Associate Professor of Media Arts at Antioch, where she co-directed four Summer Documentary Institutes. She was a visiting artist and instructor at the Technical University in Brno, Czech Republic where she produced Walking Trips in Czech Lands (1996), a series of interviews with artists involved in the Czech “parallel” culture prior to 1989.
Hill received an MFA from SUNY Buffalo (1984), and from 1984-96 was video curator at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center. During this period she was a co-founder of Squeaky Wheel and also served as board president during the start up years of BCAM, one of Buffalo’s public access projects. Hill curated a 17-hour collection Surveying the First Decade: Video Art & Alternative Media in the U.S., 1968-1980 (1996) that has been distributed internationally by Video Data Bank. Her recent work has investigated documentary media on the U.S. incarceration crisis, tactical media initiatives in response to a community emergency, and beekeeping.