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Adam Chodzko



1965 born in London, lives and works in Whitstable, Kent

Adam Chodzko's work is an art of arrangements; inventing new relationships between our value and belief systems. Working directly with the people and places that surround him to produce a collective wondering, Chodzko focuses on culture's edges, endings and disappearances. He has created assemblies of owners of a particular jacket and a reunion of the children 'murdered' in a Pasolini film; a god look-alike contest; lighting technicians asked to advise on the light in heaven; a London gallery's archive given to a group of Kurdish asylum seekers to edit and hide outside the capital; and most recently, the multi-faceted 'Design for a Carnival,' the evolution of a ritual event for the future.

To find more up-to-date information on Adam Chodzko, visit his website here

(updated 2004)
one person exhibitions

"Design for a Carnival", Els Hanappe Underground, Athens. Greece.

Herbert Read Gallery, KIAD, Canterbury

"Plan for a Spell", Fabrica, Brighton, UK.
Cubitt, London

Sandroni Rey Gallery, Venice, California.
Franco Noero Galleria, Turin, Italy.
Els Hanappe Underground, Athens, Greece.

Accedemia Britannica, Roma, Italy.

Galleria Franco Noero, Turin, Italy.
Ikon Gallery, Birmingham.

Gallery II, Bradford. Northern Gallery of Contemporary Art, Sunderland. Viewpoint Gallery, Salford.

"Recall; Strange Child", muf, Hoxton, London.

Lotta Hammer, London Milch, London Fontanella Borghese, (as part of "British Waves"),Rome.*

Bipasha Ghosh, London

selected group exhibitions

"Off the Beaten Track", Longside Gallery, Yorkshire Sculpture Park
"Tonight," Studio Voltaire, London
Sandroni Rey gallery, Los Angeles
Carlier Gebauer, Berlin
"Perfectly Placed," South London Gallery

"Electric Earth," British Council curated, The State Russian Museum, St Petersburg, Russia then touring Russia.*
"Micro/Macro: British Art 1996-2002", British Council curated, Mucsarnok Kunsthalle, Budapest, Hungary.*
"Visonary Landscapes," Cecil Sharpe House, London.
"Independence," South London Gallery.
"New Space! Group Show!" Galleria Franco Noero, Torino
"In Good Form," Longside Gallery, Yorkshire Sculpture Park.
"Bad Behaviour," Longside Gallery, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, touring to other venues across the UK.

"Life is Beautiful", Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne. *
"Tabu", Kunsthaus Basel land, Switzerland.*
"Private Views," London Print Studio, London.*
"Location, UK", Gimpel Fils, London.
"Fabrications," Cube Gallery, Manchester.*
"On a Clear Day," Sophienholm, Lyngby-Taarb?k, Denmark.*
"Networks," Chapter Art Centre, Cardiff and touring to Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh* and other venues across the UK.

"The seat with the clearest view", Grey Matter Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia.
"Bright Paradise", 1st Auckland Triennial, Auckland Art Gallery, New Zealand.*
"Night on Earth", Stadtische Ausstellungshalle Am Hawerkamp, Munster.*
"Liquor", Trafo Galeria, Budapest.*
"Helle Nacht," Bottmingen, Baselland.
"Sacred and Profane," Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield.*

"Dreammachines" (curated by Susan Hiller), Dundee Centre for Contemporary Art, touring to Mappin Gallery, Sheffield, Camden Art Centre, London, Glyn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea.*
"Art & Facts", Galleria Franco Noero, Torino, Italia
"Found Wanting", The Contemporary, Atlanta, USA
"The Poster Show," The Cabinet Gallery, London.
"Somewhere Near Vada", Project Art Centre, Dublin.*
"Artifice," Deste Foundation, Athens.*
"Waiting", Mjellby Konstgard, Sweden.*
"Black Box Recorder", Museum Ludwig, Cologne, touring to Croatia, and the Czech Republic.*
"Tabley", Tabley House, Cheshire.
"Face On", Site Gallery, Sheffield touring to Milton Keynes Gallery, Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool and Stills, Edinburgh. *
"Better Scenery" (with Peter Liversidge), Pand Paulus Gallery, Schiedam, Holland.
"Places in Mind", Ormeau Baths Gallery, (with Stan Douglas and Elizabeth Macgill), Belfast.

"Holding Court", Entwistle, London.
"The Images Festival of Independent Film and Video", Toronto, Canada
"Sleuth", fotogallery, Cardiff, touring to Oriel Mostyn, Llandudno, Wales and Barbican Centre, London.
"The Poster Show", Gavin Brown Enterprises, New York
"Hotel Utopia", Vienna, Austria*

"A to Z", Approach Gallery, London
"Deception", Galerie der Stadt Schwaz, Austria.
"Real Life", Gallery SALES, Rome.
"Wrapped", Vestj?lands Kunstmuseum, Soro, Denmark*

Rotterdam Film Festival, Rotterdam.
"It Always Jumps Back and Finds its Own Way", Stichting de Appel, Amsterdam.*
"Parasite", Galerie de la Toison d'Or, Brussels.*
"LEM", Galleri Raucci/Santamaria, Naples.
"3 wege zum see", Kunstlerhaus Klagenfurt, Austria.*
"Sensation", Royal Academy, London.* touring to Museum fur Gegenwart, Berlin, and Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York.
"at one remove", Henry Moore Institute, Leeds.*

"Brilliant", Contemporary Art Museum, Houston, Texas.
Rotterdam Film Festival, Rotterdam
"The Meaning of Life, Part 1", video screening, CCA, Glasgow, then Art Node, Sweden.
"21 Days of Darkness", Transmission Gallery , Glasgow.
"Perfect", Jan Mot and Oscar van den Boogaard, Brussels.
"Ace", Selection from the Arts Council Collection, Hayward Gallery. London
"On a Clear Day", CD Rom, ICA, London.

"Young British Artists", Eigen and Art at IAS,London
"The Fall of Man", Three Rooms and a Kitchen, Pori, Finland.
"Generique", Espace 251 Nord, Brussels
"Every time I see you", Galleri Nicolai Wallner, S-Malmo.
"Every time I see you", Index Gallery, Stockholm.
"Contained", Cultural Instructions, London
"Zombie Golf", Bank, London
"Kine[Kunst]" Knokke, Belgium
"General Release", British Council selection for Venice Biennale, Scuola San Pasquale, Venice*
"Speaking of Sofas", LEA video compilation, Soho House, London
"Brilliant", Walker Arts Center, Minneapolis*

"High Fidelity", Kohji Ogura Gallery, (with Simon Patterson), Nagoya (January 1994); tour to Rontgen Kunst Institut, Tokyo (March-April)*
"Remote Control", Royal College of Art, London
"Domestic Violence", Gio Marconi, Milan
"WM Karaoke", Portikus, Frankfurt
"Selected Works", Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen.
"VHS", 'Nuove Sinchronie', Palazzo Liberty, Milan.

"Making People Disappear", Cubitt Street Gallery, London.
"Okay Behaviour", 303 Gallery, New York.
"Wonderful Life", Lisson Gallery, London.
"Season's Greetings", British Council, Prague.

"Instructions Received", Gio Marconi, Milan.*

"15/1", Malania Basarab Gallery, London

City Racing, London

*= exhibition publication.

selected projects

'Looper' billboard project for centre of Torino, Italy, as part of Turin's "manifesTO" series accompanying 'Artissima' the Turin art fair.
Blog on http://www.thecentreofattention.org
"Whitstable Interiors" fanzine

"Cell Pace", Lo-Fi, website;
"Slipstream", Film & Video Umbrella website. www.slipstream.uk.net
"Better Scenery", (Camden, London and Arizona Desert, USA) off-site project for Camden Art Centre, London