Renowned artist Adam Chodzko to showcase installation at University

24 September 2015

Acclaimed contemporary visual artist, Adam Chodzko, is preparing to open Design for a Fold at The Sidney Cooper Gallery.

Design for a Fold , funded by the Arts Council England and The Elephant Trust, is a new installation incorporating many of Chodzko’s works made locally since his move to Kent in 2001.

Renowned artist Adam Chodzko to showcase installation at University

Adam Chodzko's art

Mapping his particular engagement with places, times and communities around where he lives and works in Whitstable, the exhibition seeks to root, or fold, the idea of the local within another, apparently remote, alien and distant place; Beppu, Japan. It will expand, compress and twist an understanding of Kent into a new form, questioning who, what, when and where we might be within its landscape and communities. 

Adam Chodzko’s art explores the interactions and possibilities of human behaviour. Exhibiting internationally since 1991, Chodzko works across media, from video installation to subtle interventions, with a practice that is situated both within the gallery and the wider public realm.

After studying the History of Art at the University of Manchester and Fine Art as a Masters at Goldsmiths College London, Chodzko has exhibited at numerous venues around the world. These include the Tate Britain, Venice Biennale, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Istanbul Biennial and locally at the Folkestone Triennial.

Chodzko is a Senior Lecturer in Fine Art at the University of Kent and this year has been shortlisted for the prestigious Jarman Award.

Design for a Fold opens at the Sidney Cooper Gallery on Thursday 15 October with an exclusive evening with Adam Chodzko and Dr. Andy Birtwistle, Director of The Centre for Practice-Based Research in the Arts at Canterbury Christ Church University. The exhibition will run until Saturday 21 November and admission is free.

Notes to Editor

Sidney Cooper Gallery

The Sidney Cooper Gallery is a contemporary gallery housed in the historic building originally set up as a gallery and School of Art by acclaimed Victorian painter Thomas Sidney Cooper in 1868.

Located in the centre of the city, the gallery continues Cooper’s legacy in engagement through the arts and as part of Canterbury Christ Church University, is dedicated to providing a distinctive platform for the arts.

The yearly exhibition programme showcases practice based research from the BA Fine and Applied Art, Photography and Digital Design courses as well as curated exhibitions by national and international artists.

Canterbury Christ Church University

Canterbury Christ Church University is a modern university with a particular strength in higher education for the public services.

With almost 18,000 students across Kent and Medway, its courses span a wide range of academic and professional subject areas.

  • 95% of our UK graduates were in employment or further studies six months after completing their studies*.

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