Colin Self


Colin Self lives as an artist, composer, and choreographer in New York and Berlin. Self develops music and performances that troubles binaries and play with the boundaries of perception. Working with diverse communities, Self uses voices, bodies, and computers to interface with biological and technological software. Self is a lecturer at the Berlin Clive Davis Institute at New York University. Self’s work has been shown at Netherlands National Opera, HAU Hebbel am Ufer, the New Museum, The Kitchen NYC, and Issue Project Room, among other venues and numerous festivals. Self was awarded a Rhizome Commission Fellowship and is a Queer Art Mentorship Fellow. Self was also an Eyebeam resident in 2016 and a resident fellow of Etopia for FUGA in Zaragoza, Spain, in 2018. In addition, Self is a cofounder of the New York queer collective Chez Deep and The Radical Diva Grant. Self graduated from Bard College with an MA in Fine Arts. Self closely collaborates with Holly Herndon, and has been touring with her ensemble since 2015. Self runs the international, non-utilitarian vocal workshop XOIR, which explores alternative forms of collaborative singing, and releases their own compositions on the record label RVNG Intl.