AboutJoin us for a talk with artist Adam Chodzko, whose work explores ideas of collective mythology, memory empathy and the imaginary, in conversation with ICA Head of Programme Katharine Stout.
Adam Chodzko's art explores the interactions and possibilities of human behaviour by investigating the space between how we are and how we could 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 investigates and invents the possibilities of collective imagination through using a poetics of everyday life. By wondering how, through the visual, we might best engage with the existence of others he reveals the realities that emerge from the search for this knowledge.
Intimate collections and ephemeral communities are frequently generated through Chodzko's works. His work explores ideas of collective mythology, memory empathy and the imaginary. His recent works Because and We are Ready for your Arrival, both 2013 and shown at Tate Britain and Raven Row respectively, further develop these ideas through manifestations of the unconscious relationships between individuals and groups; their excesses and disappearances.
Adam Chodzko was born in 1965 he lives and works in Whitstable, Kent, UK. Since 1991 Chodzko has exhibited extensively in international solo and group exhibitions. His work is in the collections of the Tate, The British Council, The British Film Institute, The Arts Council, MAMBo - Museo d'Arte Moderna di Bologna, Saatchi Collection, South London Gallery, Towner Gallery Eastbourne, among many others.