Adam Chodzko (1965 − )
Adam Chodzko was born in London in 1965. He attended University of Manchester to study art history and later attended Goldsmiths College, London to pursue an MA in fine art. He now lives and works in Whitstable, Kent in the south of England.
Chodzko's work examines systems of meanings, highlighting their fundamentally arbitrary and absurd nature. Working in a range of mediums from drawing to sculpture, performance to film, he draws on the environment that surrounds him, often engaging and involving the viewer. His works often display an element of chance where outcomes are unknown and unpredictable.
Other works by the artist include M-Path (2006), which involves gallery visitors having to swap their shoes at the door for a pair of second-hand shoes for the duration of their visit, thus changing perception and taking literally the old adage 'walking in someone else shoes'. His most recent work Ghost was shown at the 2010 Whitstable Biennale. Chodzko designed a kayak that was paddled from Whitstable to the nearby Deadman's Island, a former burial site, with a member of the public lying in the back. The journey was recorded using a video camera providing a document for each passenger's unique experience.
As well as the Whitstable Biennale, Chodzko has exhibited extensively in both solo and group international exhibitions including his first major survey of work shown in the UK, at Tate St Ives in 2008. In 2002 he received awards from the Hamlyn Foundation and the Foundation for Contemporary Art, New York, and in 2007 was awarded an AHRC Research Fellowship in the Film Department at the University of Kent, Canterbury.
Made in Britain Contemporary Art from the British Council Collection 1980-2010,China federation of Literary and Art Circles Publishing Corporation 2010. ISBN 978-7-5059-7014-4.
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- Albania, Tirana, National Gallery
- Greece, Athens, Benaki Museum
- China, Suzhou Museum
- China, Hong Kong Heritage Museum
- China, Xian Museum
- China, Sichuan Provincial Museum
- UK, St Ives, Tate St Ives
- Scotland, Edinburgh, Fruitmarket Gallery
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