Christopher Samuel

Using himself as subject, Christopher Samuel is working on a series of photographs to articulate his lived experience of disability in relation to para athlete imagery, with a particular focus on the tensions between vulnerability and masculinity. These works are informed by conversations undertaken as part of the Arts and Humanities Research Council funded 'Gendered Re-Presentations of Disability' project, and will be exhibited at the project's closing event at Loughborough University London in the summer of 2022, as well as online via the Radar website for a limited period. 

Christopher Samuel is a multi-disciplinary artist whose practice is rooted in identity and disability politics, often echoing the many facets of his own lived experience. Seeking to interrogate his personal understanding of identity as a disabled person impacted by inequality and marginalisation, Christopher responds with urgency, humour, and poetic subversiveness within his work. This approach makes his work accessible to a wider audience, allowing others to identify and relate to a wider spectrum of human experience.

Projects

Gendered Re-Presentations of Disability

Two new commissions interrogating gendered representations of para-athletes. Read more

Events

Disability, Empowerment and Paralympic Media: The Politics of Representation

Thu 10 March 2022

18:30pm - 20:00pm

A discussion event bringing together artists and academic researchers to discuss the contested politics of Paralympic representation. Read more