CV Dr. CHRIS A. WRIGHT June 2019


2019 Performative writing in Wording Research Pavilion #3 Info Lab, HelsinkiResearch lab, and, previously, Venice Biennale

2019 Small Talk Online Screening, The Netherlands (film)

2019 Encountering/It is as it was, InDialogues, Nottingham(exhibition)

2019 Diving Dreaming Drowning Poetry Sound Library


Solo Exhibitions

2017 It is as it was Harrington Mill Gallery, Nottingham (sound installation)

2014 Anywhere is Everywhere is A Circular Tale  tAd Gallery, USA (mixed media)

2013 You are here Stoke-on-Trent (Site-specific installation)

2011 Untitled Structure Foyer,  Staffordshire University, UK (Installation)

2010 Exchange  Vault Gallery, Lancaster (Sound/light installation)


2019 Territory at Platforms, Athens (sound/video)

2018 Sonic Topologies in In Cammino verso Il Silenzio (essay in book)

2018 Samantha’s and It was in where-how’s, The Hole, Queen’s, New York City

2018 Sur et Sous, Grenier a sel, Honfleur (sound installation)

2018 Dialogues Grenier a sel, Honfleur (Garland and Wright performance)

2017 Encountering/It is as it was Cagliari, Sardinia  (sound installation)

2017 In The Hole residency, Saskatoon, Canada 

2017 Drift and Untold, Art-Athina Platforms, Greece

2016 Small Talk, All-in-one loop projected show, Chiari, Italy (Film)

2016 Under   One Minute Volume 9 Directors Lounge, Berlin (Film)

2016 Under  One Minute Volume 9 Cinema Experimental, Lisbon (Film)

2016 H2Au in Precious Little, Project-Athina, Athens Art Fair with HMS (installation)

2015 In Boxes and When Words Fail  with HMS Athens Art Fair (Film, text) 

2014 Small Talk  and Play HMS Athens Art Fair (Film, sculpture)

2013 Column  tAd Gallery, Texas, USA (Photograph)

2011/12 At Home Today, 12 x 12 , firstfloorunder, Milan, Italy (Photograph)

2010 Flaskepost Stavanger, Norway and internet. (Sound performance)

2010 Grass is Greener  ZOOart, Cuneo, Italy. (Performative installation)

2009 Constellation  MIC Auckland, New Zealand ( Interactive light installation)


2019 Listening/Feeling Alchemies of Research, Birmingham (micro-performances)

2018 The Icknield Way was once thought to be nearly a mile across  Harrington Mill Studio Gallery (drawing)

2018 Auditour, HMS, Nottingham with Contre-Courant, Honfleur (sound installation)

2018 Creative Confessional, HMS, Nottingham with Contre-Courant, Honfleur (Garland and Wright performance)

2018 Tenuto, Birmingham School of Art. (participatory sound performance)

2018 Here, there and Articulated Space 2,  PhD takeover, Birmingham School of Art (Photographic installation and live art)

2018 Ergh mmm and Estuary English in Five Years On, Birmingham City Museum and Gallery (Sound installation and drawing)

2018 Small Talk in Vol. 9, Oneminutefilms, North Wales

2018 Small Talk in OneMinute (selection Vol. 1 to 9), curated Kerry Baldry, Harrington Mill Studios, Long Eaton

2018Untitled 2018Thresholds: an adjacent possible, The Tapestry, Liverpool (site-specific installation)

2018Inside OutsideThresholds: an adjacent possible, The Tapestry, Liverpool (installation)

2016 ergh mmmm Translating the Wind InDialogues, Nottingham (sound)

2016 Under  One Minute Volume 9 at Light Night Liverpool (Film)

2015 Palimpsestuous  Nottingham Castle Open (sculpture)

2015 Practical No. 4  in Hoard, Corn Exchange, Leeds (installation, film)

2015 Alone, we decide  in Where to: Falmouth University. (Poster-QR video)

2015 Begin under the Flyover  The Excursionist, B-side Symposium (provocation)

2015 Passage For Bees  Haden Hill House, Sandwell with Salt Road Organisation (Sound)

2014 What I want to say in Grey, Harrington Mill Gallery, Nottingham (Sculpture)

2014 Some Other Place (with Louise Garland) in Grey  Nottingham (Performance)

2014 My Home is my Castle, Carnival of Monsters, Nottingham. (Installation)

2014 Things happen, New Art West Midlands, Barber Institute of Fine Arts, Birmingham. (Photographic installation)

2014 The Sound Store, Doncaster, UK (Interactive sound event)

2013 Play  series. Brewhouse, Burton-on-Trent, UK. (Sculpture)

2013 Parallel Horizons, Stephen Lawrence Gallery, London (film of installation)

2012 Badedammen, Tarpey Gallery, Midlands Open, UK. (Photograph).

2012/13 Making Place  in Hoard, Leeds. (Installation)

2012 Grass is Greener (on the other side) Blank Media, Manchester, UK. (Installation)

2010 Badedammen  Cube Open, Manchester. (Photograph)

2010 Shipping Lanes, PSL, Leeds. (Film)

2010 Lightwave  Sonic Juke Box, Soundfjord, London. (Sound work)

2010 Play  series Waterside Open, Manchester. (Sculpture)

2010 Taking Off and Landing AV Festival Newcastle. (Film)

2010 Grass is Greener  Departure Gallery, London. (Archisculptural installation)

2010 OPEN  Staffordshire University Public Art Commission. (Installation).

2010 This is the place where….in Architectural Disorder, Ovada Gallery, Oxford. (Installation)

2010 Fly by Day and Night Bury, Lancashire. (Commercial commission)

2009 This is the place where..  in Perhaps Something, Perhaps Nothing  Leeds Met Gallery, UK (Installation)

2009 Taking Off and Landing Short Shorts, Leeds UK. (Film)

2008 Chu Unoh  Conjunctions 08 Stoke on Trent.(Installation)

2008 Taking Off and Landing Birmingham ArtsFest08. (Film)

2008 Play  series, Cupola Gallery, Sheffield (Sculpture)

2009 SpaceShifting Staffordshire University, UK (Photographic installation)

2008 Untitled  Empire Gallery, London. (Neon installation)

2008 Taking Off and Landing  Empire Gallery, London. (Film)

2007 New Significances  Up The Wall, Chester. (Light interventions)

2007 A small step  Commission for Creative Partnerships, Newcastle Under Lyme (Painting)

2006 Ever fallen in love with someone you shouldn‘t have? Airspace, Stoke-on-Trent. (Sculpture)

2006 Welcome Liverpool Independents, Wolstenholme Square, Liverpool, UK (site-specific installation)

Residencies and Collaborations

2019 Summer Lodge Residency, Nottingham Trent University

2018 PhD Takeover, Birmingham School of Art

2016 Estuary English East Coast Stories, UK (sailing/art residency) 

2016 The Shape of Sound and Light  Prefab Lab Bath, UK

2014 Summer Lodge, NTU, Nottingham

2014 Land Strategies  and theCommons  residency, Harrington Mill Studios 

2010 Re-Semble (with Veronica West) residency Derby. Arts Council supported.

2010 Artist Residency, Tou Scene, Stavanger, Norway

2007 Metamorph, Albert Dock, Liverpool. (Collaborative residency, public events) Supported Staffordshire University.

2006 Machine residency Airspace, Stoke-on-Trent.


2015 Plot 74 Harrington Mill Studio Gallery

2015 Things You Didn’t Know You Didn’t Know  Harrington Mill Studio Gallery

2009 Free Range , Co-curator, Truman Breweries

2006 Piconectic  Co-curator, University Gallery, Staffordshire University


2018 Sonic Topologies - Identity and Sound of the Everyday in In Cammino verso Il Silenzio

2017 Curating the Idea (Golden, the sculptural nature of silence), essay, Curating the 

2017 The Identity of the Everyday Sound and Soundscapes pub. Galaad

2016 a-n Critical Writing bursary for Neon, Grundy Gallery, Blackpool

2015 Digital Tourism  in CITAR Journal, Volume 7 

2015 EVA and volume

2009 OneDay Sculpture (web, paper)

2010 Spaces and flows (web abstract)

Conference Papers:

2019 Listening to Urban Space, EVA conference, London

2018 Glorious Corruption through Interdisciplinary Approaches University of Wolverhampton

2017 A Collective Intake of Breath Listening after Pauline Oliveros Symposium, Leeds University

2017 Urban Flows and Non-Flows, FKL conference, Cagliari, Sardinia

2017 Not The Hole Story at Losing Ground Conference, University of Warwick 

2015 Sonic Topologies, SounDay , University of Urbino, Italy

2015 Anywhere is Everywhere, A Virtual Traveller’s Tale, EVA, British Computer Society

2015 The Identity of the Everyday, Soundscapes and Sound Identities, FKL Symposium, Italy

2014 The Value of Failure as a Methodology or How to Fail Successfully , Nottingham Contemporary

2013 The Narrated Present  The Collection, Lincoln

2011 Kiss Me Baby One More Time, Place and Placelessness in the Interborder Zone  Prato, Italy (Withdrawn through lack of funding)

2010 Place: The Future was Here  On Space Colloquium. Staffordshire University (co-organiser)

2009 Place: The Future was Here  at OneDay Sculpture symposium, New Zealand.


2019 Urban Flows and Non-Flows in Different Rhythms

2014 Urban Sunrise  Hanover Project, University of Preston. (Image)

Artist Talks

2017 Central College, Nottingham

2010 School of Art, Stavanger, Norway

2011 Thinking with Hands and Eyes, Staffordshire University


2008 - 2013 PhD Fine Art and Philosophy, (practice-led, part-time). Thesis: The Presence of Absence and Other States of Space . Staffordshire University, Faculty of Art and Creative Technologies

Principal Supervisor: Professor Douglas Burnham, External examiner: Dr. Francis McKee

My research argues that absence has an underlying presence that links the territorialized space of the non-place and the interstitial space of the border zone. It is posited that disturbed areas are created that interrupt, amongst other things, placial identity. It was also argued that the term ‘non-place’ has a limited validity in contemporary society. As a fine art, practice-led study, viewing space was continually questioned both with regard to my own practice and to other, mostly contemporary, artists. This was an interdisciplinary study and referenced fine art, philosophy, social and cultural theory, geography and critical theory.

2008 Postgraduate Certificate in Research Methods, Staffordshire University

Modules: Directed Study, Research Skills, Comparative Research Methodology

2006 -2007 MA Fine Art (Distinction) Staffordshire University, Course Leader: Professor Ian Brown (Common Culture)

Course Leader: Associate Professor Ian Brown

Modules: Contemporary Curating, Contextual Studies, Masters Project. Research Dissertation ‘Identity of Location’ looks at the identity of location through a dialogue between place and non-place and was a practice-based research that used light and immersive environments as a common theme.

2004-2005 BA (Hons) Fine Art (2.1) Staffordshire University

Modules: Negotiated Project in Fine Art, Self-Initiated Project in Fine art, Fine Art Personal Development Project, Fine art Personal Project Resolution, Catalogue for an Imaginary Exhibition –‘Sensuous’ which united a diverse collection of twentieth-century sculpture by the emotive term, sensuous.

2002-2004 HND Fine Art (Distinction) Macclesfield College, School of Art, Cheshire, UK

Modules: Fine Art Sculpture, Time-based artwork, Digital Imaging, Site-Specific Art, Specialist Studio Practice, Drawing in Fine Art, Developing a Fine Art Language, Developing a Fine Art Identity, Historical and Contextual Referencing, Critical Study, Visual arts Professional Practice, Drawing: Personal Development, Materials and Processes in Fine Art, Lens-Based recording Techniques, Presenting and Exhibiting artwork, Curating and Participating in Exhibitions.

Research dissertation (5000 words) ‘See the Silence’ comparing the uses of the pause or rest in music and the silence represented in visual art.


2016 Making music with light. Electronic short course, London

2004 Child Protection, Community Arts Network, Manchester

2004 Health and Safety, Community Arts Network, Manchester

2004 Refugee Awareness, Community Arts Network, Manchester


2013 to 2017 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, International Centre for Contemporary Art Research, Birmingham School of Art

2015 Visiting Lecturer, University of Urbino, Italy

2013- 2014 Hourly-paid lecturer, Contextual Studies, Fine Art, University of Wolverhampton

2007 -2010 Hourly-paid lecturer, Fine Art, Staffordshire University

2008 Technical Assistant, Tatton Biennale, Cheshire


2017 Five to Watch

2018 Meet the Artist

2017 -2019 EVA Programming committee, London