Chris Bradd
The Broken Coast

10.04.23 09.06.23

Chris Bradd is a Canadian artist working in sculpture, writing, and research. He’s an active member of the Al Green Sculpture Studio Collective, as well as The Flick Collective (both based in Toronto, Canada). He holds an M.A. at the Centre for the Study of Theory and Criticism at Western University, and a PhD (ABD) in the Social and Political Thought Programme at York University, where he also taught in the Humanities and Art History Departments for a decade. Chris maintains both an active exhibition and publication record. Here in Argentina, he has participated in workshops and presented work at conferences in Buenos Aires at the UBA, the Espacio Cultural Nuestros Hijos (ECuNHi) and the Centro Cultural de la Memoria Haroldo Conti.

Coming to Buenos Aires, his second home, Chris explored the potential of the image of the broken coast, in order to elide the separation between the human subject and the landscape. Through this project, Chris explored the theme of a broken coasts, real and imagined, physical and emotional. In his own words: “A few years ago, I was struck by something that I can classify neither as a thought or as a sensation – something which I can only call a pre-visual image. Less than a fully formed thought, and more than a mere feeling – like the way enduring pain can manifest a disposition of thought such that it becomes impossible to distinguish thought from pain. This ‘image’ I have come to call The Broken Coast. I want to explore the potential of the broken coast to supplant the image of the human figure, as a leitmotiv for exploring issues of alienation and empathy. While the works of poets such as Sappho come down to us filled with breaks, ellipses, and omissions, these works constitute a poetry nonetheless. Lacunae have opened new spaces for meaning, compelling novel interpretation. It is within the empty spaces of such archipelagos that I would like to carry out my exploration residency at ´ace through a series of visual media practices – drawing, video, etc. – while at the same time attempting to resist the theoretical impulse to make sense of it, to domesticate it, by giving it a home within a logical system or structure of thought.”

Chris Bradd
1973 | Canada
Lives and works in Toronto, Canada

2011 | PhD inSocial & Political Thought, ABD. York University, Canada
2001 | MA Centre for the Study of Theory & Criticism. Western University, Canada
1998 | BA in Cultural Studies, Philosophy. Trent University, Canada

2022 | Sculpture Centre of Canada
2022 | Algophobia III. Gallery 1313, Toronto, Canada
2021 | Underneath. Art Gallery of Bancroft, Bancroft, Canada
2021 | Altered Images at Hand. Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival, Toronto, Canada
2020 | Off the Screen. Propeller Gallery, Toronto, Canada

2021 | Foreword: Language and Crisis in the Time of the Pandemic, published in “Languages of Economic Crises” (Ed. S. Scott) New York: Routledge. ix-xv. Bradd, Christopher and Sonya Marie Scott.
2010 – 2012 | Contract Faculty, Department of Art History, York University (Toronto, Canada)
2009 – 2010 | Accredited Researcher, Biblioteca Nacional de la República de la Argentina (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Artist-in-Residence International Program

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International Airport

Ministro Pistarini- Ezeiza (EZE)
Buenos Aires
45' to 60' trip

Domestic Airport

Aeroparque Jorge Newbery
Buenos Aires


38, 39, 41, 42, 59, 63, 65, 67, 68, 151, 152, 161, 184, 194 and 168 (stop in the front door)


D Line (Green)
Olleros Station (4 blocks, 4')


Mitre Line (either to Leon Suarez or Mitre)
Colegiales Station (1 block, 1')

The Latin America's Paris

Buenos Aires is Argentine Republic's capital city. With 15,000,000 inhabitants, it is one of the largest cities in Latin America and one of the 10 most populous urban centers in the world. Its cosmopolitan and urban character vibrates to the rhythm of a great cultural offer that includes monuments, churches, museums, art galleries, opera, music and theaters; squares, parks and gardens with old groves; characteristic neighborhoods; large shopping centers and fairs. Here we also find a very good lodging facilities, with accommodation ranging from hostels to five-star hotels of the main international chains. Buenos Aires also show off about its variety of restaurants with all the cuisines of the world, as well as to have cafes and flower kiosks on every corner.

A neighborhood founded on the Jesuit farms in the 17th century

We are located in Colegiales neighborhood where the tree-lined streets, some of which still have their original cobblestones, invite you to walk. Although the apartment buildings advance, low houses still predominate. It is a district of the city where about 20 TV production companies, design studios, artist workshops and the Rock&Pop radio have been located. The neighborhood also has six squares, one of which pays homage to Mafalda, the Flea Market, shops, restaurants and cafes like its neighboring Barrios de Palermo and Belgrano, with which it limits.

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2024 Open Call #2
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April 30th, 2024

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