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Adam Chodzko

Adam Chodzko (based in Whitstable, Kent, UK) explores the interactions and possibilities of human behaviour by investigating the space of consciousness between how we are and what we might be. Working across media, from video installation to subtle interventions, with a practice that is situated both within the gallery and the wider public realm, his work invents possibilities for collective imagination, wondering how we might perceive better in order to create better connections with others? What might we be becoming?

Working between documentary and fantasy, conceptualism and surrealism and public and private space, Chodzko engages reflexively with the viewer; the work appears to ‘make itself’ through the act of looking. His practice turns everyday personal experience into ‘science fictions’ or ‘speculative fictions’ following a path in the present towards its alternative realities, its hyperstitions.

Recent and current exhibitions include; A Very Special Place: Ikon in the 1990s, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham; The Botanical Mind, Camden Art Centre, (2020); Towner International, Towner Eastbourne, (2020); Being Human, Wellcome Collection (2019-’30); Televistas, More Than Ponies (2020); Die Sonne does not shine like Słońce, Trafostacja Sztuki, Szczecin, Poland (2020). International solo exhibitions include: Because...,Tate Britain (2013); Proxigean Tide, Tate St Ives, (2009); We are Ready for your Arrival, Raven Row, London (2013); Adam Chodzko, Museo d’Arte Moderna, Bologna (MAMBo) (2009); You’ll See, this Time it’ll be Different, The Benaki Museum, Athens (2013). Past group exhibitions include: Athens Biennale, Istanbul Biennale, Venice Biennale; Royal Academy, London; Deste Foundation, Athens; PS1, NY; Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, Kunstmuseum Luzern. Commissions include: Creative Time, New York, The Contemporary Art Society, Wellcome Trust, Frieze Art Fair, and Hayward Gallery. Awards include the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, the Foundation for Contemporary Art - New York, AHRC Research Fellowship and DACS Art360.