Updated 29/09/21

Colin Self

Born: December 15, 1987

Current City: Berlin, DE / Brooklyn, NY


2006-2008 The Evergreen State College

2008-2010 The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (BFA)

2014-2017 Bard Milton-Avery Program

2021 Akademie der Künste’s INITIAL Special Grant Recipient, Berlin, DE

2019 Amplify Berlin Music Mentor, Berlin, DE

2018 FUGA Resident @ Etopia, Zaragoza, SP

2015 Horton Gallery Resident, Berlin, GE
2015 Shandaken Residency Recipient, New York NY
2014/15 Eyebeam Resident, New York NY
2013/14 Queer Art Mentorship Fellowship, New York NY
2013/14 Rhizome Commission Artist Grant Recipient, New York NY


Four Criminal Queers, composition for Berliner Capella Choral Ensemble

2021, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin DE

DAWN, Performance with Sheena McGrandles

2021, Heizhaus, presented by Sophiensalle, Berlin, DE

The World To Come, Composition for Rundfunkchor and Berlin State Orchestra

2020, Vollguthanger, Berlin DE

Xhoir Open Sessions, for “Welt Ohne Außen”

2018, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, DE


2019, Trauma Bar, Berlin, DE

2018, MoMA PS1, Queens, NY

Holly Herndon Ensemble

2018, CTM Festival, Berlin, DE


2017, DonauFestival, Krems, Austria

Holly Herndon A/V Trio

2015-2017 International Tour

everything fits in the room

2017, HAU, Hebbel Am Ufer, Berlin, Germany

The Fool (Elation V)

2017, The Kitchen NYC, New York, NY

“Strategy 1-6” for the Opera Forward Festival, Performance

2016, The Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Amsterdam, Netherlands

3hd: The Labor of Sound in a World of Debt, Performance

2015, HAU2 Hebbel Am Ufer, Berlin, Germany

Docking, Performance & Audio Programming

2015, Commission for BOFFO Performance Festival, Fire Island, NY

ELATION Walks, Performance & Audio Programming

2015, Otherwild Store, Los Angeles, LA

2015, Secret Project Robot, Brooklyn NY

Normal Singing, Multimedia Choral Performance

2015, Museum of Art & Design, New York NY

Dirty Looks Roadshow, Performance and Panel Discussion

2014, The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

2014, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

2015, Pennsylvania State BIOCODE Conference, PA

The Fool (Elation V), Opera Co-written and directed with Raul De Nieves

2014, Issue Project Room, New York, NY

Stockhausen’s Originale (2014), Organized by Caden Manson and Nick Hallett, Action Musician

2014, The Kitchen, New York NY

god sees everything, Music/Sound Composition for Phoebe Osbourne

2014, OMCA, Oakland, CA

Vocal Exercises 7-12, Choral Vocal Performance

2014, VOX POPULI at AUX, Philadelphia, PA

Vocal Exercises 1-6, Choral Vocal Performance

2014, White Columns for The White Columns Annual, New York NY


2013, PS1 MOMA for Randy Magazine Release, Queens NY

2013, REDCAT Theater for Outfest, Los Angeles, CA

CHEZ DEEP, Performance

2014, The Poetry Club, Glasgow, UK

2013, Ace Hotel, New York, NY

2012, Santos Party House, New York, NY

2012, Nada Pool Party, Miami, FL

The Liturgy of The Divine Feminine, Performance

2013, Dixon Place for PS122’s COIL festival, New York, NY

2012, Defibrillator Gallery, Chicago, IL

ELATION III: Sinister Backbend, Performance & Lecture

2012, Sullivan Galleries, The School of the Art Institute, Chicago IL

2012, For BLASTING VOICE at The Suzanne Geiss Gallery, New York, NY

Dragon Is The Frame (Group Show for Mark Aguhar), Performance Installation

2012, Gallery 400, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL



2018-2019, TV Bar, Berlin, DE

Regenerative Feedback: Source/Channel Noise

2018, Issue Project Room

Clump / ClumpTV  / The Radical Diva Grant

2010-2014, Monthly Queer Performance & Music & Bi-Annual Grant Program, Trophy Bar, Brooklyn NY

Next Time 1: (Almost)

2011, Performances, Triskilion Arts, Brookyln NY

Next Time 2: (Already)

2012, Performances and Installations, White Box Gallery, New York NY

The Next Time Symposium

2013, Conferences, Lectures, Performances, and Publication, envoy enterprises, New York NY


Proficient in Final Cut Pro, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects, Protools, Ableton Live, Premiere