Current
Link & Shift Residency, Eastside Projects, Nov 2018 - Mar 2019
Survey, Jerwood Space, London, 3 Oct - 16 Dec 2018 (nominated by Andy Holden)
Adam Speaks, The National Trust, Croome, Worcestershire, 25 Nov 2017 - 25 Nov 2018

Upcoming
Artist Lecture & Tutorials, Liverpool John Moores University, 21 Nov 2018
Bloomberg New Contemporaries, South London Gallery, 5 Dec 2018 - 24 Feb 2019 (selected by Benedict Drew, Katy Moran & Keith Piper)
Survey, Touring: g39, Cardiff; Bluecoat, Liverpool; & BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, 2019 (dates tba)

Education
Syllabus III, Wysing Arts Centre, Eastside Projects, Iniva, New Contemporaries, S1 Artspace, Spike Island and Studio Voltaire, 2017-18
BA (Hons) Fine Art, Middlesex University, 2011-14

Solo/Dual Exhibitions  
The Ballad of The White Ship, Serf, Leeds, July 2018, with Liam Geary Baulch
The Billboard: Crudely Plucking the Strings, Spit & Sawdust, Cardiff, May - Nov 2018
Adam Speaks, The National Trust, Croome, Worcestershire, Nov 2017 - Nov 2018
We Operate a Ladder System, Light Eye Mind, London, Nov 2016
the man who moved too far, too fast, Lewisham Arthouse, London, May 2016
Welcome, Trident; International Stars, THE DOOR (curated by Rice + Toye), London, Mar - Apr 2016
Under the Shade I Flourish, xero, kline & coma, London, Mar - Apr 2016
Video Des Monats, Hartware MedienKunstVerein (HMKV), Dortmund, DE, Mar 2016
Outdancing Formations, Edith-Russ-Haus, Oldenburg, DE, Sept – Oct 2015, with Marta Popivoda

Selected Group Exhibitions
Survey, Jerwood Space, London, Oct - Dec 2018 (nominated by Andy Holden)
OPEN18: Moving Image, Brighton Photo Fringe, ONCA Gallery, Brighton, Sept – Oct 2018
Https://, Sluice HQ, London, Sept - Oct 2018 (curated by IKO)
Can We Still Be Friends, Guest Projects, London, Aug 2018, with Syllabus III
Bloomberg New Contemporaries, Liverpool Biennial: Liverpool John Moores University, July - Sept 2018 (selected by Benedict Drew, Katy Moran & Keith Piper)
MEANWHILE, LOWER.GREEN, Norwich, July 2018
Three Models for Change, Stryx, Birmingham, June 2018 (Grand Union & University of Birmingham)
EBC019, East Bristol Contemporary, Bristol, May 2018
more of an avalanche, Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge, Feb - Apr 2018, with Syllabus III
FORWARD, Eastside Projects, hosted by Recent Activity, Birmingham, Feb 2018, with Syllabus III
The Next Thing, Bury Art Museum & Sculpture Centre, Bury, Nov 2017 - Feb 2018
Members' Show 2017, OUTPOST, Norwich, Nov - Dec 2017 (selected by Andy Holden)
You're Surrounded by Me, Turf Projects, Croydon, July - Sept 2017
UK Young Artists National Festival, QUAD, Derby, Nov 2016
Of the Sea, The Historic Dockyard, Chatham, May - July 2016 (selected by Adam Chodzko, Hannah Conroy, Kathleen Palmer, Victoria Pomery & Nicole Mollet)
"it was quick, but fun", Lewisham Arthouse, London (selected by Jeremy Deller), May - June 2016
The Promise of the Internet, DINA, Sheffield, Oct 2015
each other, Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge, Aug 2015 (Open Weekend)
Collyer Bristow Graduate Award and Exhibition 2014, Collyer Bristow Gallery, London, Oct 2014 - Jan 2015
Exuberant Politics, Public Space One, Iowa City, USA, Mar - Apr 2014

Selected Performances, Screenings & Workshops
Artist Workshop, Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge, May 2018
Artist Workshop, Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge, Mar 2018
Pin It Down, Turf Projects, Croydon, Sept 2017
Dublab, London, 2017, curated by Rice + Toye
The Tetley Open: Artists' Film, The Tetley, Leeds, Nov 2016
Radiophrenia, CCA Glasgow, Sept 2016 (Radio)
Stones of Croydon: Thornton Heath Pond, Turf Projects, Croydon, July 2016
Stones of Croydon: Thornton Heath Clocktower, Turf Projects, Croydon, May 2016
An Unknown Rhythm 'n' Blues Band Called Trident, Resonance FM, London, Apr 2016
Artist Lunchtime Crits, Turf Projects, Croydon, Feb 2016
Stones of Croydon: Thornton Heath Library, Turf Projects, Croydon, July 2015

Curation
Head of Public Realm ProjectsTurf Projects, Croydon, Oct 2018 - present
You’re Surrounded by Me, Turf Projects, Croydon, July - Sept 2017
Once More with Feeling(s), Lewisham Arthouse, London, Oct 2015, with Rachel Hill
Loading Mercury with a Pitchfork, Nice Gallery, London, June 2015

Commissions
The Billboard, Spit & Sawdust, Cardiff, 2018
Adam Speaks, The National Trust, Croome, Worcestershire, 2017 (mentored by Hew Locke)
Keeley Round, TURF Projects, Croydon, 2016

Awards
Shortlisted: The Next Thing Award 2017, Bury Art Museum & Sculpture Centre
Fenton Arts Trust Bursary 2017
Light Eye Mind Graduate Award 2016
A.P.T Graduate Studio Award 2016
Edith-Russ-Haus Award for Emerging Media Artists of the Sparda Bank 2015
Lewisham Arthouse Graduate Studio Award 2015
Collyer Bristow Graduate Award 2014 (selected by Emma Dexter)

Residencies
Link & Shift Residency, Eastside Projects, 2018-19
Interdisciplinary Residency, Hospitalfield, Arbroath, 2018
Micro Residency, Threads, hosted by Ideas Test, Sittingbourne, Kent, 2018

Programmes
Liebermann Villa Emerging Artists Programme, British Council: UK/Germany 2018, Berlin, DE, Oct 2018
Autocentre Summer Academy 2016, HMKV, Dortmund, DE, Aug - Sept 2016, class of Marco Roso (DIS)
London Creative Network, SPACE, London, 2016
Leverhulme Arts Scholarship, Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge, July - Aug 2015
Into The Wild, Chisenhale Studios, London, Oct - Dec 2014

Talks
Guest Lecture: Researching Social Change, University of Bath, Oct 2018
The Swarthmore Lecture, Friends House, London, May 2018
Artist Talk, St. Catherine's College, University of Oxford, May 2017
Guest Artist Talk, Middlesex University, London, Oct 2016
Artist Talk, Goldsmiths University, London, Feb 2016 (Symposium: On Oblique and Frontal Strategies)
TEDxBrighton: Losing Control, Brighton Dome, Brighton, Oct 2015
Artist Talk, Edith-Russ-Haus, Oldenburg, DE, Sept 2015
English Disco Lovers (EDL), AIXADA Antiracista, Barcelona, ESP, May 2015
English Disco Lovers: Protest Music, The People's History Museum, Manchester, Mar 2015
Play Your Part, The People's History Museum, Manchester, Aug 2014
A New Meaning for Disco Beats, TEDxYouth@Hackney: Fountain of YOUth, Nov 2013

Teaching
Visiting Lecturer, MA Art & Design: Advanced Research, Middlesex University, Mar 2018
Visiting Lecturer, MA Art & Design: Advanced Research, Middlesex University, Feb 2017
Module Leader, BA Fine Art: Formations of Fine Art Practice, Middlesex University, Oct 2016 - May 2017

Publications
Survey, Jerwood Space, Exhibition Catalogue, 2018
Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2018, Exhibition Catalogue, 2018
Chris Alton: Changing Ourselves, Changing the World, published by Quaker Books, 2018
Counterpoint, produced for more of an avalanche, Wysing Arts Centre, 2018, with Syllabus III
What Mortals Henceforth Shall Our Power Adore..., published by Rice + Toye, designed by Kia Tasbihgou, 2017
Welcome, Trident; International Stars, published by Rice + Toye, 2016
The Catlin Guide 2015

Press
London’s emerging artists at Jerwood, George Vasey, Burlington Contemporary, 07/11/2018
Brighton Photo Fringe: Chris Alton, interview by Idil Bozkurt, 22/10/2018
Young Artists in Conversation: Chris Alton, interview by Harry Meadley, 10/2018
Chris Alton & Liam Geary Baulch: The Ballad of The White Ship, Saffron Ward, Corridor8, 13/08/2018
Feature: Crudely Plucking the Strings, CCQ Magazine, Issue 15, 08/2018
Ey Up: Chris Alton, Harry Meadley, 09/07/2018
The Swarthmore lecturer interview: Chris Alton, Ian Kirk-Smith, The Friend, 03/04/2018
Chris Alton: ‘By bringing different artists together...’, Hatty Nestor, Studio International, 07/09/2017
Disco isn't dead..., Max de Haldevang, Quartz, 23/08/2017
Exciting young British artists to look out for in 2017, Jessie Thompson, London Evening Standard, 16/02/2017
#DontHateGyrate, Instagram, Hans Ulrich Obrist (@hansulrichobrist), 19/09/2015
Meeting the Founder of the EDL, Régine Debatty, We Make Money Not Art, 24/12/2014
We support the EDL..., Oli Keens, Time Out London, 02/07/2013
International Disco Latin, Hito Steyerl, e-flux, 05/2013
How to disco dance the EDL off Google and Facebook, Dorian Lynskey, The Guardian, 01/02/2013

Collections
London College of Communication (LCC), Special Collection