Chris Ziegler is a director and digital artist in the field of new media, scenography and the performing arts.
Currently, he holds positions as an Assistant Professor at Arizona State University (ASU), Associate Artist at ZKM Karlsruhe and Researcher at the International Choreographic Center in Amsterdam (ICKAmsterdam).
Chris began his career in 1994 working on dance, music theater and new media projects for the Frankfurt Ballet, the Goethe Institute, and others, creating interactive film installations, multimedia performances and scenographic works that are presented internationally.
Chris received the “Young Art and New Media Award“ in Munich (2001), and a Performing Arts Award from the Endowment of the Arts Baden-Württemberg (2004). In 2006, he was a Nominee for the Monaco Dance Forum Award. Additionally, Chris has garnered several Design Awards, including the New York's “New Voices New Visions” Award (1996), which was presented to him by performance artist/musician Laurie Anderson, and the I.D. Magazine Design Bronze Award and Silver Award (2000 and 2001, respectively).
In 2007, Chris organized the first DanceMedia Summer Academy at the Art festival in Weimar, Germany. As a member of the EU‘s Dance Apprentices Network Across Europe (D.A.N.C.E.), he worked for Europe‘s leading choreographers Frédéric Flamand, William Forsythe, Wayne McGregor and Angelin Preljocaj.