(b. 1988, Portsmouth, VA)

Christopher is a Dubai-based artist, music journalist, and advertising creative director working across photography, film, and installation art. His practice attempts to centralized narratives from the periphery, through its interface with labor and the hypnotic power of the mediated image. Past work has been presented at Jameel Arts Centre, the Fikra Graphic Design Biennial, Alserkal Avenue, and Dubai Design Week.

 

He holds a degree in English literature from The University of Georgia. He recently completed the Salama Bint Hamdan Al Nahyan Foundation fellowship.

Education 

2011

The University of Georgia 

BA, English Literature, Franklin College of Arts & Sciences

2011

University of Oxford

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholar, Keble College

Selected Group Exhibitions

2020

SIKKA Art Fair, Dubai, UAE

2019

Practice & Critique, Warehouse 421, Abu Dhabi, UAE

2019

Localities, Satellite Gallery, Dubai, UAE

2019

001, The Cave DXB, Dubai, UAE

2018

Department of Non-Binaries, Fikra Graphic Design Biennial, Sharjah, UAE

2018

SIKKA Art Fair, Dubai, UAE

2018

Edition 1, Blue Cave Urban Art Festival, Dubai, UAE

2017

SIKKA Art Fair, Dubai, UAE

Grants & Fellowships 

2020

Art Jameel Research & Practice Platform Grant

2019

Rhode Island School of Design Salama Bint Hamdan Al Nahyan Foundation Emerging Artist Fellowship

Commisions

2020

“How to Be at Rest” Dubai Design Week, Dubai

2019

“Who Gets Paid for Digital Labor?” Jameel Arts Centre, Dubai

2018

 “LLC (Beware Illegal Recruiter),” Project Warehouse, Warehouse 421, Abu Dhabi

2016

“Execute Trajectory,” Al Quoz Arts Festival, Alserkal Avenue, Dubai, UAE

Curation, Awards, Speakerships & Workshops

2019

“Do You See Me How I See You?” maisan15 Gallery, Curator

2019

“Equality in Design: The need for just representation.” Dubai Design Week Talks, 9 November 2020, Lecture

2019

“Art Not Art,” American University of Dubai, Lecture

2019

“Lost and Unfound: Art-making and the Tentative Sculpture,” Warehouse 421, Workshop

2019

“Why Who Gets to Say What Where,” Warehouse 421, Moderator & Organizer, Workshop

2018

“#ArtSELFIE: Interactive Art for the Digital Age,” World Art Dubai, 20 April 2018, DWTC, Lecture

2017

Top 30 Creatives Under 30. Campaign Magazine

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