Chris Braddock is an artist, writer and educator in the arena of visual arts, performance and performance philosophies. He is Professor of visual arts in the School of Art & Design, AUT University, New Zealand. He is Project Leader of the higher degree (MPhil & PhD) Art & Performance Research Group. From 2003-2013 he was Chair of AUT ST Paul St Gallery. He is author of Performing Contagious Bodies: Ritual Participation in Contemporary Art (2013). Recent art projects include Material Traces: Time and the Gesture curated by Amelia Jones at Galerie Leonard & Bina Ellen, Concordia University, Montréal (2013).