Born 1974, Kokopo in Papua New Guinea, currently lives in Brisbane, Australia.



2020 Doctor of Philosophy, Queensland University of Technology, QLD, Australia.

2000 Master of Fine Arts, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, Los Angeles, U.S.A.

1996 Bachelor of Visual Arts, First Class Honours, Queensland University of Technology, QLD, Australia



2016 Board Member, Boxcopy artist run space, Brisbane, QLD, Australia.

2008-2012 Lecturer, Interdisciplinary Sculpture, Queensland College of Art, Brisbane, QLD, Australia.

2006 Curator, Debut III, Blindside Artist Run Space, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Committee Member, Blindside Artist Run Space Inc., Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.



2020 ArtSTART Grant, Arts Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

2014 Jeremy Hynes Award, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

2013 Sunshine Coast Art Prize – 3D, Noosa Regional Gallery, Queensland, Australia.

Ian Potter Cultural Trust Travel Grant, Melbourne, Queensland, Australia.

2004 Arts Queensland Monthly Grant, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

1998 Anne & Gordon Samstag International Visual Art Scholarship, South Australian School of Art.



2019 New Statements, Boxcopy, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

2013 New Dawn, Boxcopy, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

ARGARMENIA, Tumo – center for creative technologies, Yerevan, Armenia.

2009 Flashbacks, Metro Arts, Gallery 2, Edward Street, The City, Brisbane, QLD, Australia.

2006 InOut, Blindside Artist Run Space Inc., Nicholas Building, The City, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

2005 Weapons on the Wall, Institute of Modern Art, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, QLD, Australia.

2003 Weapons on the Wall, The Farm Space, The City, Brisbane, QLD, Australia.

2000 Hire Me Out, Gallery 1, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, Los Angeles, U.S.A.

1999 Untitled Exhibition, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, Los Angeles, U.S.A.



2021 Machinae Anima, Berthold Centre, Saint-Petersburg, Russia.

2020 33rd European Media Arts Festival (EMAF) – First Person Plural, Osnabrück, Germany.

2016 GAME VIDEO/ART. A SURVEY, XX1 Triennial International Exhibition, IULM Milan, Italy.

Digital Departures, Caloundra Regional Art Gallery, QLD, Australia.

2013 Yerevan Biennale 01, Armenian Center for Contemporary Experimental Art, Yerevan, Armenia.

MACHINIMA @ GAMERZ 9, Arcade P.A.C.A., Aix en Provence – curated by Isabelle Arvers, France.

FILE - Electronic Language International Festival, FIESP Cultural Center, Brazil.

2012 DJ Culture: Contemporary Australian Video Art, Gallery of Modern Art Cinémathèque, Brisbane.

2011 Kick Off: curated program of contemporary video art, Gold Coast Metricon Stadium, QLD, Australia.

2010 Premier of Queensland’s National New Media Art Award, Gallery of Modern Art, QLD, Australia.

Videoholica - International Video Art Festival: Keep the Illusion Alive, Varna, Bulgaria.

Vocal Thoughts curated by Peter McKay, Contemporary Art Centre of SA Inc., Adelaide, South Australia.

Hobart Art Prize, Hobart Art Gallery, Hobart, Tasmania.

Machinima, The Block, Creative Industries, QUT; Pinnacles Art gallery, Townsville, QLD, Australia

2009 Sweet Lip, Accidently Annie Street Space Artist Run Initiative, Brisbane, QLD, Australia.

Visual Dust, Parer Place screens, Creative Industries, QUT, QLD, Australia.

Everything (et al), Metro Arts, Gallery 2, Edward Street, The City, Brisbane, QLD, Australia.

2008 Sunshine Coast Art Prize, Caloundra Regional Art Gallery, QLD, Australia.

2007 Christopher Howlett Enterprise: this is not art but design, Post Studio Arts, Victoria, QLD, Australia.

2005 Arc Biennial: Art & Design, City Hall: Sherwood Room, Brisbane, QLD, Australia.

2004 Contraband, Stowaway Lounge: Artist-Made Karaoke Videos, 12th Inter-Society of Electronic Arts, Helsinki, Finland and Stockholm & Tallinn.

LA Freewaves 9th Festival of Film, C-level, China Town, Los Angeles, U.S.A.

2000 Ply, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, Los Angeles, U.S.A.

1996 Cue, KickArts, Cairns Contemporary Art Space, Cairns, QLD, Australia.



2011 Kick Off, Gold Coast Suns Metricon Stadium, QLD, Australia.

2010 QUT Billboard project, Kelvin Grove, Creative Industries Precinct, Brisbane, QLD, Australia.



2016 GAME VIDEO/ART. A SURVEY, XXI Triennial International Exhibition, IULM Milan.

2013 The World of Alternate Reality Gaming in Armenia, CIVILNET, Yerevan, Armenia.

2012 Artistic Machinima and Britney Spear's Pink Mansion by Mathias Jansson, Art21 Blog, Art in the Twenty-First Century, PBS, U.S.A.

2010 Australian Art Market Report Interview by Serena Bentley, Issue 36, April, Paddington, NSW, AUS.



2017  MACHINIMA. 32 Conversations on the Art of Video Games, 158 pages, ISBN: 9781366258540, edited by Matteo Bittanti.

2016  Catalogue: GAME VIDEO/ART. A SURVEY, XXI Triennial International Exhibition, 112 pages, ISBN-10: 8836634540, Publisher: Silvana (October 27, 2016), edited by Matteo Bittanti.

2014 RealTime Arts Magazine - In Profile: Chris Howlett, ARGARMENIA by Christy Dena 2014

2013 Interview with Mathias Jansson, 'Machinima! Theories. Practices. Dialogues' by Bittanti, Matteo & Lowood, Henry (Eds.), Milan: Edizioni Unicopli, page 237-251, ISBN 9788840016542.

Eyeline Review, Chris Howlett: New Dawn by Tim Walsh, Eyeline Contemporary Art Magazine, Issue 80, pg.102-103, Queensland Australia

2012Confronting Consensus: The Art and Politics of Christopher Howlett” written by Mark Webb and Mark Pennings, Eyeline Contemporary Visual Arts, Issue 76, p.38-47, QLD, Australia.

2010In the not too distant future’ by José Da Silva, Premier of Queensland’s National New Media Art Award Catalogue Essay, p16-19, QLD, Australia.'The past informs the future' by Danni Zuvela, RealTime Magazine: Issue 99, Oct-Nov, QLD, AUS.

2009 Flashbacks by Mark Webb, Flashbacks Catalogue Essay, August, Brisbane, Australia.

Bold Intersection in Time by Suzanna Clarke, In the Frame, ETC, Courier Mail, Aug, QLD, Australia.

Flashbacks by Mark Pennings, Eyeline: Contemporary Visual Arts Number 70, p.83, QLD, Australia.

2006 A Semiotic Analysis: Sound & Text Exercises by Chris Howlett, Blindside Cat. Essay, VIC, AUS.

2005 Let's Get Political by Rex Butler, in BAM, The Courier Mail, Jan 1st, Brisbane, Australia.

2004 Weapons on the Wall: Seduction is Important by Chris Handran, IMA catalogue, QLD, Australia.

2003 Reviews by Chris Handran, Eyeline: Contemporary Visual Arts, Number 52, p.47, QLD, Australia.