NEW LOCATION: PSU: Shattuck Hall Room 212: 1914 SW Park Avenue, at the corner of SW Broadway and Hall on the PSU campus.


Since 1994, Hamza Walker 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. His most recent group exhibitions include Black Is, Black Ain’t, 2008; Meanwhile in Baghdad…, 2008; All the Pretty Corpses, 2005; The Here and Now, 2005; A Perfect Union…more or less, 2004; and New Video, New Europe: A Survey of East European Video, 2004.

Monographic exhibitions include Katerina Seda: It Doesn’t Matter, 2008; Katharina Grosse: Atoms Inside Balloons, 2007; Scott Short: A Survey, 2007; Mai-Thu Perret, 2006; and Peter Welz, 2005.

He was the recipient of the 1999 Norton Curatorial Grant and the 2005 Walter Hopps Award for curatorial achievement. In addition to serving on numerous panels and juries in Europe and the United States, he has written for numerous catalogues, magazines and journals such as Artforum and Parkett.

Portland State University’s Art Department offers free public lectures every Monday night of the school year. This is the eighth lecture of the fourth year of the PMMNLS. The PSU MFA Monday Night Lecture Series is supported in part by PICA, Reed College, Lewis and Clark College, and The NW Film Center.