Chase Joynt is a Toronto-based moving-image artist and writer whose work utilizes strategies of first person engagement to interrogate representations of gender and violence. Recently awarded the EP Canada/Canada Film Capital Award for Emerging Canadian Artist and jury awards for Best Documentary and Best Short, Chase’s work continues to be exhibited internationally. In 2013, Chase starred as Mars Brito, the lead character in John Greyson’s Murder in Passing, which is widely regarded as the most ambitious transmedia public narrative project available on public screens worldwide.
As a recipient of a Mellon Fellowship in Arts Practice and Scholarship at the University of Chicago, Chase’s recent speaking engagements include Harvard University, Princeton University, NYU, The New York Academy of Medicine, University of Manchester, UC Berkeley, and the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston. Chase holds a BA from the UCLA School of Theater Film and Television, and is a PhD candidate in Film at York University where he holds a SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship.