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Christopher Matthews/ Queer Art

Christopher Matthews is an award winning American-born choreographer, performer and visual artist working from London. Matthews holds a BFA from New York University Tisch School of the Arts and an MA in Choreography from Trinity Laban. His video and performance works havebeen presented internationally, including at the Victoria & Albert Museum, Sadler’s Wells, Art Night 2018, Enclave Gallery, Arbyte Gallery, ]performance space[, Chisenhale Dance Space, LimaZulu, 4BID Gallery (Amsterdam), Mount Florida Gallery (Glasgow), Castlefield Gallery

(Manchester), Prism Contemporary (Blackburn), Millennium (NYC) Reykjavik Dance Festival, Cent Quatre (Paris), MCLA Gallery 51 (Mass) Villa Empain (Brussels) and Loop Video Art Festival (Barcelona).



'My practice is deeply embedded in performing, hailing from a classical ballet and early modern dance training as well as classical and commercial jazz. I utilize these performed and constructed histories at the core of my work, with a concern for how themes and techniques are ways in which one performs. In this way I consider my craft not only a tool to serve an idea, but as something to be investigated.

Thematically, my works are intended to be a dialogue with the audience on the subjects of spectatorship, criticism, gender, body image, queerness, working conditions, intersections of the classical and contemporary, icon vs self, pop culture and dance histories.'

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