Artist Adam Chodzko, a senior lecturer in Fine Art at the School of Music and Fine Art, University of Kent at Medway, is one of just 6 directors shortlisted for the prestigious £10,000 Jarman Film Award, it was announced this week. Organised by Film London and named after artist, activist and experimental filmmaker Derek Jarman, who died in 1994 aged 52, and made films that include Caravaggio, Jubilee and the astonishing and deeply moving Blue, the award showcases outstanding artists working with the moving image. The shortlisted directors will see their work screened across the UK.
Chodzko’s art works have been exhibited extensively in international solo and group exhibitions including: Tate, St Ives; Museo d’Arte Moderna, Bologna (MAMBo); Istanbul Biennale, Venice Biennale; Deste Foundation, Athens; PS1, New York; Ikon Gallery, Birmingham.
This recent success follows on from an announcement last month that Chodzko’s work, Ghost, was selected for Sculpture in the City, an annual public art exhibition in the City of London, in which contemporary art pieces are placed in and around the Square Mile from 9th of July 2015 May 2016.
For more information go to: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-33592835.