Eddie Chambers is a writer and an exhibition organiser. He was born in Wolverhampton, England and gained a BA degree (Hons) in Fine Art from Sunderland Polytechnic in 1983. He now holds a PhD from Goldsmiths College, awarded in 1998, for his thesis research on press and public responses to black visual arts practices in England during the 1980s. Chambers began organising exhibitions while still a student. Since then, he has organised a large number of exhibitions in Britain and abroad. In 1989, he established the African and Asian Visual Artists’ Archive, a research and reference facility, after co-ordinating the project for several years until the autumn of 1992. Living in Bristol, England, he continues to research visual arts activity, organise exhibitions and write on various aspects of visual art practices.
Eddie Chambers is an Associate Professor of the History of Art at the University of Texas at Austin, teaching visual arts of the African Diaspora.