Christopher Steadman works in a range of genres including video, sound, photography, text and installation. His work has been shown throughout Europe, America and the Russian Federation. He has won numerous awards and grants for his art practice, and fellowships from many international artists' residencies. Upcoming, Steadman's work will be presented at Taiwan's Media Arts Center. Recently he has exhibited at Pulse Art Miami, Berliner Liste Art Fair, Aqua Art Miami, The INDEX Gallery, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Berlin's Transartfest Art Biennial, and his work has been included in various festivals throughout America, Europe and the Russian Federation. Selected exhibitions featuring his work 2012-2014 include: Center on Contemporary Art's Annual Show curated by Gary Hill, Seattle; Moscow Museum of Modern Art; Autocenter, Berlin; Aqua Art Miami; St. Petersburg Center of Film and Television; Pulse Art Miami; International Center of Media Culture, Krasnoyarsk; National Centre for Contemporary Art, Kirov, and Moscow's International Film Festival. Steadman creates video works on multiple screens in a configured environment, whilst content is often an abstract, fractured, fragmented series of experiences. The exploration of subjects claims for solitude and social belonging are themes present in works that are structurally concerned with time, space and duration. For it is in the context of these elements that living beings try to make a sense of both their own and other's existence. Steadman's interest in the notion of chance and metamorphoses brought about by the weight of memory, allows the artist to communicate a tension between the ephemeral fluidity of the moving images and the physicality of the monitors, heightening a sense of weight by the fixed configuration of the installation. He currently lives and works between Berlin, London and New York.
CV & Education
Qualifications and training 2000 - MA Fine Art, Central St. Martin's, London, England.
Upcoming, his work will be shown at Taiwan’s National Media Center. Recently, selected exhibitions include: The Museum of Moscow; Pulse Art Miami; Autocenter Gallery, Berlin; Museum of Modern Art, Moscow; Aqua Art Miami; The INDEX Gallery, U.K.; Berlin’s Transartfest Art Biennial; Berliner Liste Art Fair; Seattle’s Center on Contemporary Art’s Annual Show curated by Gary Hill, and his work has been included in festivals in Miden, Greece, Kyoto, Japan, Kiev, Ukraine and the Media Forum at Moscow’s International Film Festival. In 2012, his work was shown in St. Petersburg Digital Media Art Forum, Krasnoyarsk Symposium of Media Culture (supported by the Mikhail Prokhorov Foundation), the National Centre For Contemporary Art in Kirov (funded by the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation), the Vyatka Museum in Vasnetsov and the 2012 International Video Art Exhibition at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art for which he received the Juror’s Award. Steadman has received numerous awards and grants, including a British Academy Arts and Humanities Research Bursary and funding from the Austrian Federal Chancellery, as well as fellowships from international artists' residencies, including The MacDowell Colony, Yaddo and Chateau La Napoule. His work is in public and private collections.