Will Owen performing the interactive sound work BrødBånd / BreadBand

2015, ARoS Museum Aarhus, Denmark

Photo by Ditte Lyngkær Pedersen

will owen originally from North Carolina, US is an artist, composer, and curator currently based in Philadelphia, PA. Will works mainly with Sound, Installation Design, and Food. He has exhibited internationally in Denmark, France, Iceland, Freetown Christiania, Wales, and Russia. Additionally he has shown work extensively nationally at such institutions as The Museum of the Moving Image (NYC), Philadelphia Water Works Museum, Black Mountain College Museum, Independent Seaport Museum (Philadelphia) and Flux Factory (NYC).

In 2015 he was awarded the honor of co-curating and performing in a MATA Interval performance executive produced by Philip Glass, Eleonor Sandresky, and Lisa Bielawa. He is a frequent collaborator with choreographers Xan Burley and Alex Springer.(Frances Ha). In May 2015, Will was a participating artist in Art Weekend Aarhus and had a solo performance in Kunsthal Aarhus as well as ARoS Museum in Aarhus. In August 2015 he was an invited artist participating in Copenhagen Art Week and created a large, interactive sound work that was installed in the metro system in Copenhagen. In September 2015 Will was a participating artist for the Art Prospect Festival in Saint Petersburg, Russia collaborating with 6 other artists from Flux Factory. Will was a Pew Center for Arts and Heritage performance grant finalist and received a capacity building award during that process. In 2018 and upcoming in 2019 will project managed Flux Factory as artists in residence at the ARoS Museum in Aarhus Denmark as part of their ARoS Public Atelier.

Will's work has been covered by NPR Morning Edition, Art In America, New York Times, Hyperallergic, Omni Magazine, ArtFCity, Philadelphia Inquirer, The Atlantic, Gothamist, Kunsten.Nu, Kopenhagen, Vice's The Creator's Project, The Art Blog, St. Claire Review, and Time Out NY.

He is on the board of directors of the international artist residency, Flux Factory (NYC) and was a curator at Little Berlin Gallery (Philadelphia, PA) for 5 years.