Chrystal Cherniwchan is a Canadian artist currently living in the UK. She received her BFA in Photography from the Alberta University of the Arts in Calgary, Canada, and her MA in Multi-Disciplinary Printmaking from the University of Western England (UWE), in Bristol, UK, where she received the Agassi Book Arts Prize for her degree show installation ‘mishappenings’. Recent highlights include exhibiting in a group show ‘Incarnations: When Photography Takes Shape’ at the Rencontres d’Arles, Arles, France, and featuring in the French publication Fisheye Photo Review Vol.2.
She uses photography, video, field recordings, text, and voice in her practice, and considers her projects to be speculative in the way they sit in-between the binaries that still prevail in the discourse around documentary image/sound making. Aiming to create hybrid forms, she likes to test and experiment with digital and analogue captures to see how malleable and stretchy processes can be and take them to a place of 'becoming'. She often uses landscape as a stage to perform and/or appropriate narratives that exist within a place, often pointing towards memory, agency, gender, and class, and is interested in our entanglement with nature.