Chris Salter

Chris Salter is an artist, Director of the Hexagram Concordia Centre for Research-Creation in Media Arts and Technology, Co-Director of Hexagram | CIAM (Interuniversity Center for Art and Media) and Associate Professor for Design + Computation Arts at Concordia University in Montreal. He studied philosophy, economics, theatre and computer music at Emory and Stanford Universities. After collaborating with Peter Sellars and William Forsythe/Ballett Frankfurt, he co-founded and directed the art and research organization Sponge (1997-2003). His solo and collaborative work has been seen all over the world at such venues Venice Architecture Biennale, Vitra Design Museum, BIAN 2014 (Montreal), LABoral, Lille 3000, CTM 12 Berlin, National Art Museum of China, Ars Electronica, Villette Numerique, Todays Art Meta.Morf (Norway), Mois Multi, Transmediale (Berlin), EXIT Festival (Maison des Arts, Creteil-Paris), Place des Arts (Montréal), Venice Biennale, Elektra (Montréal), Shanghai Dance Festival (Shanghai), Yerba Buena (San Francisco), the Banff Center (Banff), Dance Theater Workshop (New York), V2 (Rotterdam) and the Exploratorium (San Francisco), among others. He is the author of Entangled: Technology and the Transformation of Performance (MIT Press, 2010) and the forthcoming Alien Agency: Research-Creation with the Nonhuman (MIT Press, 2015).