Born in Leicester 1985, lives in London. Chris Cawkwell's work explores consumer culture within a capitalist framework; utilising contemporary technologies, performative and interactive elements to critique the social systems and processes which operate around us and highlight the rate at which products are consumed and commodified.
Cawkwell graduated with a masters in Fine Art from Wimbledon College of Art in 2012. He has exhibited nationally and internationally; in Mumbai, India, as part of the cross-collaborative venture Project India (Asia Arts Projects & the 1%-ers art collective, 2011) and in Tokyo, Japan, part of Tokyo Wonder Site's creator in residence program (2012).
He has completed residency programs at Space 118, Mumbai, (2011), Tokyo Wonder Site, Aoyama, (2012) and at the Bohunk Institute, Nottingham, in preparation for solo show Sensorama (2013). His work forms part of the permanent collection at Space 118.
– he is a founding member and director of artist-led space (and collective) ArtLacuna, based in Clapham Junction, South London.
Notable opportunites include:
• Solo - You Are What You Eat, Bohunk Institute, Nottingham, 28 February - 11 March 2016
• Residency - Tokyo Wonder Site Aoyama, Tokyo, 1 - 30 March 2012
• Group Show - The Exhibition, The Artists Contemporary, Hackney Downs Studios, London, 16 - 29 September 2021