Professor Chris Wainwright is the Head of Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon Colleges. He is also Past President of The European League of Institutes of the Arts (ELIA), an organisation representing over 350 European Higher Arts Institutions. He is currently a member of The Tate Britain Council and a Trustee of Cape Farewell, an artist run organisation that promotes a cultural response to climate change.
Chris Wainwright is also an active professional artist and curator working in photography and video whose recent exhibitions include Rise, a video installation for the Heijo-kyo temple as part of the 1300 year celebrations of the city of Nara, Japan and What Has To Be Done, a photo/performance event for Aldeburgh Arts 2011. His work is currently being shown as part of the UK touring exhibition Fleeting Arcadias – Thirty Years of British Landscape Photography from the Arts Council Collection. He is currently co-curating Unfold, a Cape Farewell international touring exhibition of work by artists addressing climate change. Unfold has been shown in Vienna, London, Newcastle, Chicago and New York and is planned to continue its world tour to Beijing and Seoul.
His time based work Capital has been shown at File 2002 and Channel 14 at File 2005 in São Paulo, Brazil and video projections at the Champ Libre Festival of Electronic Arts, Montreal, Canada, 2004 and 2005. Channel 14 was also selected for the Media and Architecture Biennial, Graz, Austria, 2005.
Chris Wainwright’s photographic work is held in many major collections including the Victoria & Albert Museum, London; The Arts Council of England; Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris; the Polaroid Corporation, Boston, USA, and Unilever, London.