Chris Creighton-Kelly is an interdisciplinary artist, writer and cultural critic. He was born in the UK of South Asian/British heritage. His artworks have been presented across Canada and in India, Europe and the U.S.A. This work has been internationally recognized with various grants and awards from five countries. Chris has been creating performances since 1978. He has been
consistently concerned with the convergence of racialized identities within their cultural contexts - both host and diasporic as well as technologies which simulate these relationships - both new and old, both popular and esoteric. He has been persistently interested by questions of absence in the discourses of the Western art world - whose epistemology is unquestioned?...who is not represented?...who has power?...who not?- and how these questions are (re)presented using
constantly developing media systems. Chris also works as an arts policy consultant. He has worked for community arts organizations, many of Canada’s cultural institutions and various governments. His work regarding racial equity at the Canada Council for the Arts has been internationally recognized. Chris appreciates his audiences a lot.
France and Chris co-authored the document Understanding Aboriginal Arts in Canada Today: A Knowledge and Literature Review, commissioned by the Canada Council for the Arts. They are co-directing Primary Colours/Couleurs
primaires, a national 3-year initiative (2016 to 2019) which seeks to place Indigenous art practices at the centre of the Canadian art system.