Chris Salter

Chris Salter's artistic and research interests revolve around the development and production of real time, computationally-augmented responsive performance environments fusing space, sound, image, architectural material and sensor-based technologies. Such projects range from small and large scale, public-driven installations where the line between spectators and performers is blurred to traditional performance environments with trained performers that are augmented with computational and media systems.

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Chris Salter is Director of the Hexagram Concordia Centre for Research and Creation in Media Art and Technology, Co-Director of Hexagram|CIAM and Associate Professor, Computation Arts in the Department of Design and Computation Art at Concordia University, Montreal. Salter studied economics and philosophy at Emory University and received his Ph.D. in  theater  directing and criticism with a second concentration in computer-generated sound at Stanford University where he worked with former Brecht assistant Carl Weber as well as pioneers of digital synthesis John Chowning, Max Matthews and Chris Chafe at the Center for Research in Computer Music and Acoustics (CCRMA). He was visiting professor in music, graduate studies and digital media at Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) before joining Concordia University’s Faculty of Fine Arts in 2005. He was also Guest Professor at the KhM in Cologne in 2010 and Guest Faculty at the Masters program in Media Arts History. Institute für Bildwissenschaften. Donau University. Krems, Austria. October 2011. He was appointed Director of Hexagram-Concordia in 2011.

Recent exhibitions


- TodaysArt 2012, TAG Building, The Hague, Netherlands

- LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial, Gijón, Spain

- CTM.12 Exhibition, Kunsterlhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany


-GlowNext VEEMGEBOUW, Eindhoven, Netherlands

-Glasmoog Gallery, Künsthochschule für Medien, Cologne, Germany

-Muffathalle, Muffatwerk, Munich, Germany


- Vitra’s Buckminster Fuller / T.C. Howard dome on the Vitra campus in Weil am Rhein, Germany