Christopher Steenson CV

Exhibitions / Performances

November 2019    Pallas Projects/Studios, Small Night Zine: Arrangements, Dublin, Ireland

September 2019    Catalyst Arts, Catalyst Audio Tracks 002, Belfast, Northern Ireland

July 2019    Old Jesuit Monastery, Sounding Paths 2019 Residency Showcase, Syros Island, Greece 

June 2019    Soundscape Park (Bridge Community Garden), Umbrella in the Park, Belfast, Northern Ireland (with Una Lee, John D’Arcy, Richard Davis, Alex Lucas, Aidan Deery, Hadi Bastani, et al.)

May 2019    NCAD Gallery, The Office for Common Sound, Dublin, Ireland (with Sven Anderson, Colm Keady-Tabbal, Mateja Šmic, et al.)

March 2019   Dundalk Institute of Technology, mixtape #IWD, Dundalk, Ireland (with Chris Watson, Francisco Lopez, Barbara Ellison, Silvia Veravova, et al.)

August 2018   Sonic Arts Research Centre, Catalyst Audio Tracks 001, Belfast, Northern Ireland

August 2018   St Martin’s Church, Spectres of Place (as part of Framewerk Sleepover), Belfast, Northern Ireland

June 2018   Framewerk Art Gallery, The Art of Cycling, Belfast, Northern Ireland

March 2018   Imagine Festival of Politics and Ideas, Talbot St (soundscape contribution to The Public Pulpit by Ben Weir), Belfast, Northern Ireland

February 2018   The Art Department, Fjord Melt/Cold Hands, Belfast, Northern Ireland

December 2017   Club Curious, Digital Tropical, Belfast, Northern Ireland

December 2017   Sonic Arts Research Centre, In the Stairwell, Belfast, Northern Ireland

August 2017   EastSide Arts Festival, I am Sitting in a Vault (in The Old Ulster Bank Building on the Newtownards Road), Belfast, Northern Ireland 


November 2019    RHA School Dublin, M*A*S*H (Many Artists Showing Hyper-Reality). Co-Curated with Fál Linntreog. Screening event featuring: Eoghan Ryan, Beth Collar, Callumn Hill, Ann Maria Healy, Barbera Knezevic, Charlotte Develter, Mathilda Ganacia, et al.)


2019    Support for the Individual Artist Programme: General Art Award, Arts Council of Northern Ireland

2019    Support for the Individual Artist Programme: Travel Award, Arts Council of Northern Ireland

2019    Travel and Training Award, Arts Council of Ireland


2019    Sounding Paths 2019, Ano Syros, Syros Island, Greece (5 to 15 July)

Press Coverage

Ηχητικές συνθέσεις με αναφορά στην Άνω Σύρο (Sound Compositions With Reference to Ano Syros), Κοινή Γνώμη (Public Opinion), 16 July 2019

Live Report: Framewerk Sleepover, The Quietus, 13 August 2018

I am Sitting in a Vault, The Visual Artists’ News Sheet, Issue 4, September – October 2017

Arts Show Interview about I am Sitting in a Vault, BBC Radio Ulster, 10 August 2017


Umbrella Sound Art Collective. Joined in 2017.

Selected Writing

Acoustic Bleed: Sound Art in Belfast, Paper Visual Art, Volume 11, 2019 (forthcoming)

Sounding Paths, The Visual Artists’ News Sheet, Issue 6, November – December 2019

State of the MediumThe Visual Artists’ News Sheet, Issue 5, September – October 2019

Good Listeners, The Visual Artists’ News Sheet, Issue 1, January – February 2019

Sounding Out, The Visual Artists’ News Sheet, Issue 3, July – August 2018

(Tree) House Music, The Visual Artists’ News Sheet, Issue 1, January – February 2018

Bringing Sounds into Use: Thinking of Sounds as Materials and a Sketch of Auditory Affordances, The Open Psychology Journal, Volume 8, Issue 1, 2015

Proceedings of the 13th European Workshop on Ecological Psychology, School of Psychology, Queen’s University Belfast (Co-Editor and Contributor)


2016    Queen’s University Belfast, Psychology PhD candidate
            Thesis Title: Sounds Like We’re Moving: Using Auditory Information to Guide Human Movement.

2010    Queen’s University Belfast, Psychology BSc
            Thesis Title: Communication of Emotion Through Musical Improvisation.

Additional Training

2019    Fire Station Artists’ Studios, Ways of Hearing: Spatial Audio (with Moritz Fehr), 2 – 3 March, Dublin, Ireland

2017    A4 Sounds, Creative Technology for Artists and Makers, 19 November – 10 December, Dublin, Ireland

2017    Visual Artists Ireland, Writing About your Work with Sue Rainsford, 15 November, Dublin, Ireland

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