Christopher Myers was born in New York, where he continues to live and work. An acclaimed writer and illustrator of young-adult literature, Myers’s artistic practice is equally rooted in his storytelling and interest in global affairs.
Myers has long been interested in language and globalization. For his project I Am Not a Human Being, he worked in collaboration with Vietnamese embroiderers to create images inspired by Lil Wayne songs, and his project Vxllrncgnt deals with the colonial history of flags made by the Fante people of Ghana. Both of these works were on view at The Mistake Room in Guadalajara in early 2017. Myers participated in the Greater New York exhibition at MoMA PS1 in 2005; in 2014, his film collaboration with fellow New York artist Hank Willis Thomas, Am I Going Too Fast?, about the rapid rise of technology in Kenya, premiered at Sundance.