Christopher Willes is a Toronto based artist working in the intersections of music, performance, and the visual arts. His projects include concert performances, exhibitions, dance and theatre collaborations, printed materials, curatorial activities, and writings on contemporary art and music. 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, with recent presentations 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, and many others. 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 urbanvessel, Ame Henderson, Evan Webber, Native Earth, Benjamin Kamino, Ellen Furey, Meryem Alaoui, Simon Portigal, Julia Male, Clara Furey/Par B.L.eux, Noemie Solomon / Adam Kinner, and many others.
In 2016 Christopher received a Chalmers Arts Fellowship, and was 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, dance dramaturgy at Dancemakers, and holds a Masters of Fine Arts from Bard College (NY, USA).
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