Chris Alton

Whether deploying disco music in opposition to fascism, recording a rhythm ‘n’ blues album about tax avoidance, or proposing art schools be built over golf courses, Chris’s work addresses the interconnected nature of prevailing social, political, economic and environmental conditions.

Recent exhibitions & commissions include ‘Throughout the Fragment of Infinity That We Have Come to Know’, The NewBridge Project, Gateshead (2020); ‘Link & Shift’, Eastside Projects, Birmingham (2019); ‘Survey’, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art; Bluecoat; g39; & Jerwood Space (2018-19); ‘Bloomberg New Contemporaries’, South London Gallery; & Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool Biennial (2018-19); ‘Adam Speaks’, The National Trust, Croome (2017); and ‘Outdancing Formations’, Edith-Russ-Haus, Oldenburg (2015).

This bursary will support the research and development of a new project looking at climate change through a post-colonial lens; and examines – perhaps even unpicks – the human/nature binary. This will include tutorials and visits to specific exhibits and archives.

Chris Alton, A Hollywood Film in Which Climate Change is Averted, 2018. Image: Anna Arca