In his work, artist Adam Chodzko assumes the role of the director-magician, positioning the viewer as code-breaker. Using video, photography and installation, his work is an evolving question about how we describe the culture that surrounds us, often exploring the creation of myth. Chodzko’s work interrogates the relationships between community and private space, the value and belief systems these create, and the documents and fictions that describe and guide them.
Film and Video Umbrella commissioned the major work ‘Plan for a Spell’ by Adam Chodzko in 2001. It toured to York City Art Gallery, Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield and Fabrica, Brighton and was accompanied by a publication, ‘Plans and Spells’.
Chodzko’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, with solo exhibitions at Tate St. Ives; Signal, Malmö, Sweden, and Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna, Italy. Group exhibitions have included Istanbul Biennial, Folkestone Triennial, Tate Britain, the Barbican, London and PS1, New York. He undertook a scholarship at the British School at Rome in 1998, and received a Paul Hamlyn Award in 2002.