Christina Linden

Adjunct Professor of Art



As an independent curator, Christina Linden strives for social relevancy and aims to present underrecognized voices. At Carnegie Mellon University, she teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in critical theory. She holds a Master of Arts in Curatorial Studies from Bard College, and a Bachelor of Arts in Art History from New York University.

Linden’s recent shows have addressed feminism, queer culture, performance, social practice, and the interplay of art and the environment. Until recently, she worked as Associate Curator of Painting and Sculpture at the Oakland Museum of California. She continues to work with OMCA on a large scale exhibition project focusing on LGBTQ+ history and art in California. Recent projects have included work with Math Bass, the Imperial Court of San Francisco, Roy De Forest, Jedediah Caesar, the San Francisco Suiseki Kai, Michelle Dizon, Judy Chicago, Marion Gray, Ben Kinmont, and Desiree Holman. Linden has also commissioned new work and curated exhibitions and events in commercial galleries, small non-profit art spaces, educational institutions, large museums, and public spaces in Germany, Thailand, San Francisco, and the greater New York area, with additional experience at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington DC.

Published writing has appeared in Art in America, Art Practical, Fillip, Modern Painters, ARTLIES, might be good, Paletten, PROVENCE magazine, Women and Performance: a journal of feminist theory, and numerous artists’ books and exhibition catalogs. Past teaching appointments have included San Francisco Art Institute, California College of the Arts, California State University East Bay, and Bard College.

Image: Exhibition installation view, “Over the Top: Math Bass & the Imperial
Court SF” at the Oakland Museum of California, 2017. Includes images
of a painting and sculpture by Math Bass, courtesy of the artist and
Overduin & Co., and felt banners representing past monarchs of the
Imperial Council of San Francisco by Fred Townsend. Photo courtesy
Oakland Museum of California.
Christina Linden work image