CHRISTOPHER DELA CRUZ
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STATEMENT

My work targets sound as its primary focus, treating the visual aspect as secondary in my process. As I question the systems underlying the relationships between objects, people, and the environment, I am constantly encountering moments of discovery. I regard experimenting and the act of learning as the fundamental motivations for my works rather than to "make things happen". My interests deal with an array of subjects, including sound, particularly listening and hearing — making the distinction between the two salient. Further, ideas of speaking, moving, interacting (connectivity), assessments of repetition, waves, vibrations, time, acoustics, measurement, the invisible, and translation are also subjects that are permeated throughout my work and in my thoughts. Each of these concepts brew their own respective questions and amplify my desire to create.

FEATURES / APPLICATIONS


UNIT VALUE DESCRIPTION
SERIAL NUMBER 1994 USED but in working condition
FREQUENCY RESPONSE & SPL 50Hz-16kHz (+/- 5%)
10dBA-105dBA (+/- 2%)
Output varies on operating conditions
DIMENSIONS 2-D, 3-D, 4-D* (+/- 1) *Denotes algorithmic media or equivalent (digital signal processing, embedded systems, electronic circuit design, etc)
LANGUAGES English, Tagalog, Python, C/C++, JavaScript (vanilla, Node.js), HTML/CSS, "toronto mans" Output mode depends on user input
CURRENT CONSUMPTION Absolute Min: 1 IC*
Absolute Max: 7 IC*
*ICED COFFEE only or equivalent

BIO

Christopher Dela Cruz is a Filipino-Canadian artist whose works investigate the sociotechnical relationships between objects, identities, and aural cultures. His interdisciplinary practice encompasses subjects of sound, sculpture, installation, and digital media. His works have been exhibited in the Museum of Contemporary Art, Nuit Blanche Toronto, Doris McCarthy Gallery, and in various public and private galleries. He was recently awarded the Ontario Regional Prize for "Notice of Disruption" in the BMO 1st Art! Competition in 2019. He currently lives and works in Toronto as the ACM Technician for the Department of Arts, Culture, Media in the University of Toronto at Scarborough, and the Audio Director of "Festival Italiano di Johnny Lombardi" at CHIN Radio/TV International.

CURRICULUM VITAE (CONDENSED)

EDUCATION
University of Toronto, Scarborough, Canada
2019 – Honours Bachelor of Arts: Specialist in Studio, Minor in Computer Science

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS, PERFORMANCES, PROJECTS
2021 – “Rat Drifting II”, Performance (Curated by Martin Arnold), Arraymusic, Toronto, Canada.
2019 – “BMO 1st Art”, Group Exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Art, Toronto, Canada.
2019 – “Quiet Concerts”, Performance (Curated by Christopher Willes), Toronto Public Library, Toronto, Canada.
2019 – “In Between”, Group Exhibition, ARTSIDEOUT, Toronto, Canada.
2019 – “Reflections”, Group Exhibition, Doris McCarthy Gallery, Toronto, Canada.
2019 – “Twenty Something”, Group Exhibition, Bluffs Gallery, Scarborough, Canada.
2019 – “Funhouse Toronto”, Group Exhibition, Funhouse, Toronto, Canada.
2019 – “Reflections”, Group Exhibition (Curated by Rashana Youtzy), Cedar Ridge Creative Centre, Scarbrough, Canada.
2019 – “Shelley Peterson Annual Exhibition”, Group Exhibition, Art Museum, Toronto, Canada.
2019 – “Wunderkammer”, Group Exhibition, Doris McCarthy Gallery, Toronto, Canada.
2019 – “Making Silence Salient”, Solo Exhibition (Curated by Rashana Youtzy), Gallery 1265, Scarborough, Canada.
2019 – “Annual ACM Juried Exhibition”, Group Exhibition, University of Toronto, Canada.
2018 – “Long Winter”, Group Exhibition (Curated by Tiffany Schofield and Dorica Manuel of Y+ Contemporary), Tranzac Club, Toronto, Canada.
2018 – “Nuit Blanche Independent Project”, Group Exhibition, Campbell House Museum & Albert Campbell Square, Toronto, Canada.
2018 – “Long Distance Relationship”, Group Exhibition, ARTSIDEOUT, Scarborough, Canada.
2018 – “Maison D’Art”, Group Exhibition, D’arcy Symposium, Toronto, Canada.
2018 – “House(hold)”, Group Exhibition, Cedar Ridge Creative Centre, Scarborough, Canada.
2018 – “That’s Enough!”, Group Exhibition, Artscape Youngplace, Toronto, Canada.
2018 – “Black 2.0”, Artist Multiple (Limited Edition of 100), Produced by Stuart Semple of Culture Hustle, Dorset, England.
2018 – “Juried Art Show”, Group Exhibition, University of Toronto, Canada.
2017 – “Beep Boop Beep”, Performance, The Living Room Residency Showcase, Toronto, Canada.
2017 – “What Happened to Studio Practice?”, Group Exhibition, University of Toronto, Canada.
2017 – “The Show”, Solo Exhibition, Gallery 1265, Scarborough, Canada.
2017 – “Flowers I Never Sent You”, Commissioned Project, ARTSIDEOUT, University of Toronto, Canada.
2017 – “FOODFLIX”, Group Exhibition, Toronto Reel Asian Film Festival/ARTSIDEOUT, University of Toronto, Canada.
2017 – “Juried Art Exhibition” – Group Exhibition, University of Toronto, Canada.
2017 – “CRONE” – Video work for Tanya Mars. Toronto, Canada
2016 – “Canatara Music In The Park”, Solo Performance, Rhino Cable/TV, Sarnia, Canada.
2016 – “I Am New” – Opening performance for Wayside, Toronto, Canada.

INVITED PROJECTS
2020 - “YOU”, Performance (Organized by Christof Migone), Resonance Extra (London, UK) and Wave Farm (New York, US)
2020 - “Exquisite Corpse-19”, Video (Organized by Midi Onodera), Toronto, ON
PUBLICATIONS & AWARDS
2019 – “Ontario Regional Winner”, BMO 1st! Art Competition, Toronto, Canada.
2019 – “Graduation Prize”, University of Toronto, Canada.
2019 – “Best in Show Studio Art Award”, Arts, Culture, Media, University of Toronto, Canada.
2019 – “Doris McCarthy Gallery (DMG) Artistic Practice Award”, Arts, Culture, Media, University of Toronto, Canada.
2019 – “Technician's Award”, Arts, Culture, Media, University of Toronto, Canada.
2018 – “There Is Only One Toronto”, Toronto Star, Toronto, ON.
2018 – “Nuit Blanche Exhibit Bridges Gap…”, RUtv News, Toronto, ON.
2018 – “Artists Connect Scarborough & Downtown…”, University of Toronto, ON.
2018 – “A Long Distance Relationship”, The Underground, Toronto, ON.
2018 – “Occhio Magico”, CHIN Radio/TV International, Toronto, ON.
2018 – “4AM”, Produced by Jacob MacPherson, Toronto, ON.
2018 – “Equity & Diversity Grant”, Arts, Culture, Media, University of Toronto, Canada.
2018 – “Sound Award”, Annual Juried Art Show at University of Toronto, Canada.
2018 – “Technician’s Award”, Annual Juried Art Show at University of Toronto, Canada.
2017 – “ACM Connects Award”, Annual Juried Art Show at University of Toronto, Canada.
2017 – “First Place in Performance”, University of Toronto MEIO H-Factor Event, Canada.
2016 – “First Place in Performance”, ARTSIDEOUT, University of Toronto, Canada.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
2020 - “Code 4 Creatives”, Workshop Instructor, University of Toronto, Canada
2020 - “Kinetic Sculpture”, Teaching Assistant, University of Toronto, Canada
2020 - “Sculpture II”, Teaching Assistant, University of Toronto, Canada
2019 - “Sound Art”, Teaching Assistant, University of Toronto, Canada
2018 - “Video I”, Technical Assistant, University of Toronto, Canada

EXTRA/CO-CURRICULAR
2020 - Studio Assistance, Professor Marla Hlady Toronto, Canada.
2020 - Studio Assistance, Professor Christof Migone, Toronto, Canada.
2020 - Studio Assistance, Professor Yael Brotman, Canada.
2020 - Digital Archivist, Professor Tanya Marrs, Toronto, Canada.
2019 - Studio Assistance, Professor Christof Migone, Toronto, Canada.
2018 - Studio Assistance, Professor Christof Migone, Toronto, Canada.
2018 - Studio Assistance, Professor Midi Onodera, University of Toronto, Canada
2017 - Studio Assistance, Professor Tanya Mars, Toronto, Canada.
2017 - Boom Operator, Britt MacLennan: Demo Reel, Toronto, Canada.
2017 - Camera Operator, My City My Six at UTSC, Scarborough, Canada.
2017 - Sound Recordist, Canada 150 at UTSC, Scarborough, Canada.
2016 - Session Instrumentalist (Co-production with John Carter), Toronto, Canada.
2016 - Producer, Ave Crux: The Expressionist, Toronto, Canada.
2016 - Remote Recording Engineer, Rudolf Ray & Peter Sun: TRIC DADDY, Los Angeles, USA.
2016 - Audio Engineer, Yung $av (Various Records), Toronto, Canada.
2015 - Audio Engineer, REX World (Various Records), Scarborough, Canada.
2015 - Audio Engineer, Paulo Amour (Various Records), Scarborough Canada.
2015 - Audio Engineer, Cynthia Fay (Various Records), Scarborough, Canada.
2014 - Audio Engineer, MUTARI (Various Records) Scarborough, Canada.
2014 - Audio Engineer, Wayside (Various Records) Scarborough, Canada.

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