Christina Barton is a writer and curator, and lecturer in Art History at Victoria University of Wellington. Since completing her MA Thesis on post-object art in New Zealand, in 1987, she has researched and written on many aspects of contemporary New Zealand art, in particular, conceptual, feminist and critical practices as they have developed since the 1970s.
Exhibitions she has undertaken include: After McCahon: some configurations in recent art (Auckland Art Gallery, 1989), Alter/Image: feminism and representation in New Zealand art 1973-1993 (City Gallery, Wellington, 1993), Art now: the first biennial review of contemporary art (Museum of New Zealand, 1994) and Joseph Kosuth: Guests and Foreigners, Rules and Meanings (Te Kore) (Adam Art Gallery, 1999). In 2002 she published Ground/Work: The Art of Pauline Rhodes. (VUP)