Christopher Willes is a Toronto based artist working in the intersections of music, performance, and the visual arts. His projects include concert works, exhibitions, publications, dance and theatre collaborations, and curatorial activities. He is an associate artist with the Toronto based collective Public Recordings, and often works with choreographers and dance artists as a sound maker and dramaturg.
His works have been presented in Canada, USA, and in the UK. Recent presentations include shows at The Gardiner Museum, The Art Gallery of Ontario, The Toronto Public Library, 8-11 Gallery, Tangente, the Music Gallery, Intersite Visual Arts Festival, Studio 303. From 2011-2015 he maintained an ongoing collaboration with Dancemakers in Toronto, where he worked as both a composer and dramaturge. More recently he has contributed to performance works by artists and companies such as urbanvessel, Ame Henderson, Evan Webber, Ellen Furey, Meryem Alaoui, Simon Portigal, Julia Male, Benjamin Kamino, Clara Furey, Noemie Solomon / Adam Kinner.
In 2016 Christopher was a recipient of a Chalmers Arts Fellowship, and a fellow at the MacDowell Colony (NH USA). In 2017 he was a resident artist at the Toronto Public Library. He studied music at the University of Toronto, received an MFA from Bard College (NY, USA).
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