Dr Andrea Luka Zimmerman
I am an artist, film maker, educator and cultural activist, exploring the intersection between public and private memory, in particular in relation to structural and political violence. I grew up on a large council estate, left school at 16 and later studied through to PhD at Central St. Martins.
My films reframe working class experience, and have been nominated for the Grierson Award, Aesthetica Art Prize, Golden Orange, Jarman Award, and Glashuette Documentary Award at the Berlin Film Festival. Recent exhibitions include Civil Rites at the Whitechapel Gallery London Open and Tyneside Cinema Gallery; Common Ground, Spike Island; Real Estates (co-curated with David Roberts) at PEER with LUX, and I am here, an architectural photographic installation across the façade of Haggerston estate in Hackney. Feature-length works include Erase and Forget (2017); Estate, a Reverie (2015) and Taskafa, Stories of the Street (2013). I am the co-founder of Vision Machine and artists’ collective Fugitive Images, as well as the winner of the Artangel Open Award 2014 for the forthcoming film Cycle with Adrian Jackson (Cardboard Citizens).
I have made several commissioned short films for Film & Video Umbrella, Channel 4’s Random Acts and Tintype Gallery. I am also a founding member of Vision Machine (collaborators on Academy Award® nominated feature documentary The Look of Silence).