Christina Nafziger is an art critic, editor, writer, and curator based in Chicago (occupied land of Ohklahomo, Potawatomi, Ojibwe, and Odawa people). Earning an M.A. in Contemporary Art Theory from Goldsmiths University of London, she is interested in the relationship between art and labor, the work of artists with research-based practices, the role of archives and their capacity to alter and edit future histories, and the ways in which location affect identity and art making, particularly in rural spaces and the Midwest.
She is Co-Managing Editor at Sixty Inches From Center, a nonprofit arts publication and archiving initiative whose work promotes and supports the arts and cultural work being done in communities that have historically been left out mainstream narratives. Read her writing published by Sixty.
She is also Associate Editor at Create! Magazine, an in-print and online contemporary art magazine and art community. Read her writing published by Create.
Her writing has also been published by the Chicago Reader, Newcity, Feature Shoot, BRIDGE Journal, and THE SEEN: Chicago's International Online Journal for Contemporary & Modern Art. She has also contributed to Lumpen Magazine's 'Artists Run Chicago' issue, and the publication Exhibitions on the Cusp (2018), published by the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation.
In April 2023, Christina co-founded Middle Child Gallery with her best friend and business partner Abel Sommers Braughton. Located in Chicago, the gallery supports and showcases artists across the Midwest. Learn more about the gallery here.