Eddie Chambers is an artist, curator, teacher and a writer of art criticism. He was born in Wolverhampton, England and gained a BA (Hons) Fine Art degree from Sunderland Polytechnic in 1983. He now holds a PhD from Goldsmiths College, awarded in 1998, for his thesis researching press and public responses to Black visual arts practice in England in the 1980s. Chambers began organising exhibitions while still a student. Since then, he has curated a large number of exhibitions in Britain and abroad. In 1989 he established the African and Asian Visual Artists’ Archive, a Black artists' research and reference facility, co-ordinating the project for several years until the autumn of 1992. Living in Bristol, England, he continues to research visual arts activity, curate exhibitions and write on various aspects of visual arts practice. Eddie Chambers was until recently Research Fellow in Curating at London Metropolitan University. He is a Visiting Professor in the Art History Department of Emory University, Atlanta, teaching a class on African American artists of the mid 20th century and Asst Prof. at the University of Austin, Texas.