Chris Barr







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18 Albany Rd, Basement Flat,
Bristol, BS6 5LH.
Telephone: 07968 745 781.


Curriculum Vitae

Date of birth: 07/ 07/ 78.
Place of birth: Salisbury, England.

1st. Degree BA (Hons) Art & Visual Culture. 1999-2002. University of the West of England.
This course of study encourages the development of an independent studio practice and
promotes a critical awareness of contemporary art theory and other wider cultural issues

Work Experience:
Visiting Lecturer, Visual Culture/Fine Art Dept. The University of the West of England.
As well as giving individual tuition I have also played an integral role in the delivery of
professional practice modules and postgraduate visual culture programs. 2002-2005
Gallery technician, Spike Island, art gallery & studio complex. 2000-2005.
As a gallery technician I am also part of a regular discussion group tackling issues surrounding
Spike Island’s mediation strategy and property management.
Creative Partnerships, As a practising artist I have worked at both an infant school
and a primary school in the delivery of two artistic projects. May-July, 2003
Genesis Medical, Medical Pre-Installation Technician. Contracts included preparing M.R.I
and C.A.T scanner suites Bristol Royal Infirmary. 2002.

Graduate Funds Award, South West Arts. November 2002.
Studio Fellowship, awarded by Spike Island and U.W.E. Sept’ 2002 – 03.

Host presents…General Mind, artists’ collective involved in opening disused sites in and
around Bristol. St. Johns Crypt, Nelson St. Bristol. August, 2004.
Where Will This End? Solo Show at Firstsite, part of the Minories art gallery,
74 High St, Colchester, Essex. April, 2004.
Bloomberg New Contemporaries, selected by JJ Charlesworth, Cereith Wyn Evans,
Hayley Newman, and Rebbeca Warren.
The Cornerhouse, 70 Oxford St, Manchester. July, 2003.
Bloomberg New Contemporaries, 14 Wharf Rd, London N1. September, 2003.
The ArtHouse, 168 Pitfield St, London N1. August, 2003.
Hans Brincke, Amsterdam, Holland. December, 2002.
What If We Were Wrong, Spike Island, Bristol. May, 2002

Lucy Byatt. Director of Spike Island.
133 Cumberland Rd, Southville, Bristol BS1 6UX.
Phone: 0117 9292266. Fax: 0117 9292066.
Michael Prior. Access and Education Programmer,
Arnolfini, 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol, BS1 4QA.
Phone: 0117 929 9191 ext. 204. Fax: 0117 925 3876.