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Adam Chodzko (born 1965) is a contemporary British multi-media artist, exhibiting internationally.



Adam Chodzko was born in London, England.

Adam Chodzko works in a range of media from video, installation art to performance, to fly-posters and drawing in a practice which combines the strategies of conceptualism, documentary film, anthropology, and surrealism. He has assembled owners of a particular jacket and a reunion[1].[2] of the children 'murdered' in a Pasolini film ; staged a "god look-alike" contest[3]; given a London gallery's archive to a group of Kurdish asylum seekers to edit[4]; and created Design for a Carnival. This includes the legal purchase of a square foot of land as a gift to a stranger, Nightshift (a late night parade of nocturnal animals to the Frieze Art Fair)[5], and M-path (the collection and distribution of "appropriate" footwear for gallery visitors)[6]. A trilogy of video installations, Hole, Around and Pyramid has made a series of myths derived from the relationship between a community and its architectural ruins[7].[8]

Since 1991 Chodzko has exhibited in Tate St Ives; Venice Biennale; Royal Academy, London; Deste Foundation, Athens; PS1, NY; Ikon Gallery, Birmingham; Kunstmuseum Luzern; and Folkestone Triennial. His commissioners include The Contemporary Art Society, Frieze Art Fair and Hayward Gallery. In 2002 he received awards from the Hamlyn Foundation and the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, New York, and in 2007 was awarded an AHRC Creative Research Fellowship in the Film Department at the University of Kent, Canterbury. His work is in the collections of the Tate, The British Council, the The Arts Council, the Saatchi Gallery and numerous international museums and private collections.

He lives and works in Whitstable, Kent.

Notes and references

  1. ^ Teresa Macrì, Il Manifesto, "In cerco di Salo", 8 November 1997.
  2. ^ Jonathan Jones, The Guardian, "Faces of Evil", p.12, 18 August 1998.
  3. ^ Rob Legge. "The Faces of God", The Independent on Sunday, London, pp.40-41, 19 September 1993.
  4. ^ Mark Crinson, Mnemotechny of the industrial city; Urban Memory Routledge. pp 202-208, 2005, ISBN 978-0415334068
  5. ^ Gabriel Coxhead, "Who let the wolf out?" The Times T2, 13 October 2005.
  6. ^ Then, Essays by Jaki Irvine, Andrew Wilson, Caoimhín Mac Giolla Léith, Breaking Ground 2008 ISBN 978-1-904662-08-2
  7. ^ Proxigean Tide, essays by Martin Clark, Martin Herbert, Lisa Le Feuvre, Andrew Wilson, Tate Publishing, ISBN 9781854378255
  8. ^ David Barrett, "Bad Timing", Art Monthly, no. 318, cover, pp 1-6, July 2008.

Further reading

  • Jane Rendell, Art and Architecture: A Place Between, I B Tauris & Co Ltd, pp 30, 32 –33, 2006, ISBN 978-1845112226
  • Interview with John Slyce, "Looking in the Wrong Place", Dazed & Confused. August 1999, no.57, p.100-106.

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