First and Last

Morse Code is an electrical telegraphic system of sending coded text based messages by a series of electronic pulses or flashing light signals based on the Latin alphabet. Its primary use was traditionally in maritime communication and for sending coded messages during war and times of conflict to maintain an element of secrecy. It is now no longer in use as a commercial form of communication.

Chris Wainwright was an artist and curator with interests based in environmental photography, performance and installation. His recent solo exhibitions include: ‘We Are All Stars’ Nihonbashi Institute of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan, 2016: ‘First and Last, Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, Taiwan, 2015: ‘Points of Departure’ Fotografins Huis, Stockholm, Sweden, 2014, and ‘A Catalogue of Errors’ The Diawa Foundation, London. 2013. His recent group shows include: ‘What Has To Be Done’ (artist and curator) Today Art Museum, Beijing, China, (Jan 2017): ‘A Small Constellation of Photographic Evidence’ (artist and curator), Chang Art, 798 District, Beijing, China, 2015: ‘Those Who Go East’ White Conduit Projects, London, UK, 2015: ‘Troubled Waters’ (artist and curator), Kuandu Museum of Fine Art, Taipei, Taiwan, 2013: ‘Between Time and Space’ Heijo Palace, Nara, Japan, 2010, and ’The Moons of Higashiyama’ Kodai-ji temple, Kyoto, Japan, 2009. He recently co curated a major international touring exhibition for Cape Farewell called ‘U-n-f-o-l-d’ that profiled the work of 23 artists addressing climate change. The exhibition was  shown in Vienna, London, Newcastle, Newlyn, Liverpool, Chicago, New York and Beijing, 2009-2013. His work is held in many major collections including the Victoria and Albert Museum, London: The Arts Council of England: Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris: The Polaroid Corporation, Boston, USA: and Unilever, he is previously a member of The Tate Britain Council, London, is a Trustee of Cape Farewell  and has recently been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Today Art Museum, Beijing.

Header/Thumbnail Image Courtesy of Chris Wainwright. © Chris Wainwright. All Rights Reserved

Image courtesy of interviewee. January 12, 2018

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