Christopher Corey Allen is a transdisciplinary artist whose work is concerned with disruptive narratives, radical perspectives, and the speculative performance of self. Through a punk and queer theory optics they utilize aesthetic tools such as fixation, repetition, shapeshifting and fetishization to probe the borders of normativity and binary modalities.
CCA received there MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art. In 2018 they recieved a Tobey Devin Lewis Fellowship. They have been the recipient of numerous awards including the New Beginnings Award from Mercedes-Benz Financial Services in 2018, the Lenore G. Tawney Foundation award in 2017, and an Artist Iniative Grant in 2015.
Exhibitions and performances include Montage Halle in Berlin, Germany, Walker Art Center in Minneapolis MN, Roman Susan Gallery in Chicago IL, and Detroit Artists Market in Detroit MI. Residencies include Künstlerhaus Fehrbelliner in Berlin, Germay, Mass MoCA in North Adams MA, Frans Masereel Center in Kasterlee, Belgium; The White Page in Minneapolis MN and Pino in Florence, Italy.
Additionally CCA was a co-facilitator of SpaceSpaceSpace in Detroit, a conference centering around alternative pedagogy, self-organizing, and exploring ways of disrupting productions of knowledge within academic structures.