13 Facts About Adam Chodzko


Adam Chodzko was born on 1965 and is a contemporary British artist, exhibiting internationally.


Adam Chodzko's practice uses a wide range of media, including video, installation, photography, drawing, and performance.


Adam Chodzko graduated from the University of Manchester in 1988 with a degree in the History of Art and in 1994 completed an MA in Fine Art at Goldsmiths College, London.


Adam Chodzko's art proposes new relationships between our value and belief systems, examining their effect on our communal and private spaces and working with the documents and fictions that control, describe and guide these systems and spaces.


Adam Chodzko's practice operates between documentary and fantasy, conceptualism and surrealism and public and private space, often engaging reflexively and directly with the role of the viewer.


The Flasher works were a series of one-minute videos, shot by Adam Chodzko, documenting darkness being temporarily illuminated by marine distress-flares, with these sequences individually disseminated by adding them to the surplus tape following the credits of VHS feature films tapes rented from video rental-stores.


Many of Adam Chodzko's works evolve through this sense of projecting outwards from the self into the perception of, not only other people, but the inanimate through migratory embodiments with objects, rooms, places, institutions, images.

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Since 1991, Adam Chodzko has exhibited at numerous venues around the world including Tate Britain; Tate St Ives; Venice Biennale; Royal Academy, London; Deste Foundation, Athens; PS1, NY; Ikon Gallery, Birmingham; Kunstmuseum Luzern; Henry Moore Institute, Leeds; Yorkshire Sculpture Park; Athens Biennale; Istanbul Biennial; Benaki Museum, Athens; and Folkestone Triennial.


Adam Chodzko's commissioners include Creative Time, NY; The Contemporary Art Society; Frieze Art Fair; Hayward Gallery and Film And Video Umbrella.


In 2002, Adam Chodzko received awards from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation and the Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grants to Artists award, and in 2007 was awarded an AHRC Creative Research Fellowship in the Film Department at the University of Kent, Canterbury.


In 2016 Adam Chodzko received an award from DACS ART360 in order to facilitate the comprehensive archiving of his artwork from 1990 to the present.


Adam Chodzko is on the Faculty of Fine Art for the British School at Rome.


Adam Chodzko's ex-wife is film director Clio Barnard, who is the mother of both his sons.