Christopher Bedford is the Wexner Center's Chief Curator. Since arriving at the Center in Columbus, Ohio, Bedford has organized numerous exhibitions, among them 'Hard Targets' (a multimedia show exploring sports and masculinity) and 'Mark Bradford', the first museum survey of the artist's work, which appeared at the ICA Boston, MCA Chicago, Dallas Museum of Art and SFMoMA. Other significant projects include 'Elliott Hundley: The Bacchae', 'Human Behavior: Nathalie Djurberg with Music by Hans Berg' and 'Pipilotti Rist: The Tender Room', a newly commissioned site-specific installation. He has also organized solo presentations of work by Tobias Putrih, Katy Moran and Paula Hayes, and is developing a survey of Paul Sietsema's work scheduled to debut at the Wexner Center in 2013, as well as a substantial exhibition of new work by the German painter Thomas Scheibitz. Together with Katy Siegel, Hunter College, CUNY, he is organizing an ambitious survey of post-war painting entitled, 'Facture and Fidelity: Painting Between Abstraction and Figuration, 1945-2010', also for 2013. For the two years prior to joining the Center, Bedford was with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) as assistant curator in the Department of Contemporary Art. He has published essays, book reviews, editorials and exhibition reviews in a variety of publications, including The Burlington Magazine, Artforum, Art in America, Tema Celeste, Frieze, The Art Book, October and more, as well as numerous essays in anthologies and exhibition catalogues. He is currently working on edited volume of Chris Burden's writing for MIT Press and is a contributing editor to the Los Angeles-based contemporary art journal X-TRA. A citizen of the UK, Bedford holds a BA in art history from Oberlin College and an MA in art history from Case Western Reserve University, and is at work on his PhD in art history at the Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London.