About the speaker

Chris Attenborough was born in Baltimore, Maryland. He received his BFA in photography from Maryland Institute College of Art (2005) and a MFA in Studio Art from the Burren College of Art, National University of Ireland (2009). He has also studied at the Royal College of Art, London. Attenborough is the co-founder of the Roving Project: a wandering gallery occupying slack space for short-term exhibitions, he has exhibited at the Irish Museum of Contemporary Art, Monster Truck, Seven (Miami Art Fair), Catalyst, (E)merge (DC Art Fair), Queens Art Express, G126, and most recently De Buck. Chris was also Co-Director of “Plywood” a pop-up site for creative practice in north Baltimore and is part time faculty at MICA and works in his home studio.

Chris has a continual interest in the perceptual understanding of space and how we establish identity in relation to place. The focus of his work is person-space relation in which the spaces we spend our time with are experienced, perceived, reflected upon, or imagined, then mediated by memories of past acquaintance with a specific situation. Chris has been working the past few years with Sean Naftel. Together they started Attenborough-Naftel, the duo creates large scale DIY style installations that are based on the experiences and spaces they interact with and the places our imaginations wish we could.

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