Christopher Braddock

Christopher Braddock, artist and writer, is professor of visual arts in the School of Art & Design, Auckland University of Technology. He is director doctoral studies and co-leads the Art & Performance Research Group. He has written extensively on performance art in Aotearoa. He is author of Performing Contagious Bodies: Ritual participation in contemporary art (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013) and editor of Animism in Art and Performance (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017). His performance and installation works have been included in Public Relations at the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, curated by Simon Gennard (2022); How to Live Together at ST PAUL St Gallery, curated by Balamohan Shingade (2019); and Material Traces: Time and the gesture in contemporary art, curated by Amelia Jones in Montréal (2013). Key research terms include: animism, dialogue, silence, contagion, material trace, ritual, spirituality, performance and participation. Chris lives in Auckland. See